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The San Francisco Bay Area is Becoming a Hub for Exoskeleton and Exosuit Technology

August 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

The San Francisco Bay Area is renowned as the world capital for software development and as the birthplace of the semiconductor industry.  But did you know that the SF Bay Area is also becoming a hub for exoskeleton and exosuit development?  Join us on a road trip around the bay and discover all of the research and development in the exo field [more]

WearRAcon18 Innovation Challenge

July 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Wearable Robotics Association Innovation Challenge 2018 brought once again single innovators, research labs, design teams and startup wearable companies from around the world in Phoenix in a friendly innovation challenge in front of the majority of the exoskeleton industry.  Entering into its third year, the WearRAcon18 Innovation Challenge [more]

Department of Defense DoD Exoskeleton Technical Interchange Meeting

July 12, 2018 // 1 Comment

Mr. Dale Ormond, Principal Director Research, in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense  -Research, and Engineering (OUSD R&E) and Mr. Doug Tamilio, Technical Director, US Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center (NSRDEC) sponsored a “DoD Exoskeleton Technical Interchange Meeting” hosted at the NSRDEC facility in Massachusetts. The [more]

WearRA Hip Exoskeleton Market – Review of Lift Assist Wearables

April 10, 2018 // 5 Comments

The Wearable Robotics Association Standards and Education Committee is proud to publish its first white paper: Hip Exoskeleton Market – Review of Lift Assist Wearables.  In just a few years, hip exoskeletons for movement assistance and work have gone from being virtually unknown to being sold and used around the globe. But to the untrained [more]

The Allure of Ski Exoskeletons

April 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

ROAM Robotics’ SKI Exoskeleton joins the Ski~Mojo and Againer to become the third wearable system for skiing.  What makes the ski slopes so alluring for exoskeleton developers and how do the three commercial knee assisting systems compare? Comparing Ski Exoskeletons in 2018 Ski Exoskeletons in 2018. From left to right: SKI Exoskeleton [more]

Ironhand by Bioservo Technologies

April 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

In March 2018, Bioservo Technologies launched the Ironhand® the successor to their soft powered glove for work and industry.  Bioservo bills the Ironhand as the world’s first robotic muscle strengthening system for professional use.  The design goal is to reduce fatigue and injury due to the repetition of the same grip motion. The [more]

Sarcos Robotics Forms Industry Focused Exoskeleton Technical Advisory Group X-TAG

March 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Ben Wolff, CEO of Sarcos® Robotics, the global leader in developing full body powered exoskeletons for work, industry, and logistics announced at WearRAcon18 the formation of the Exoskeleton Technical Advisory Group, X-TAG.  X-TAG is an industry focused collaborative effort comprised of executives from companies representing a broad range of [more]

WearRAcon18 Day Three Report

March 27, 2018 // 4 Comments

The 2018 Wearable Robotics Association Conference, WearRAcon18, wrapped up in its third and final day with presentations from the Cento Recerche Di Fiat and breakout sessions on exoskeletons for work and industry, assistance and rehabilitation, and the need for standardization. Dr. Massimo Di Pardo, Senior Researcher at the Cento Recerche Di Fiat [more]

WearRAcon18 Day Two Report

March 23, 2018 // 2 Comments

WearRAcon18, Greater Phoenix Economic Council The Wearable Robotics Association Conference 2018 continues on full blast at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in sunny Arizona.  WearRAcon18 day two opened up with an hour-long networking session and breakfast, which was in addition to the Opportunites Bridge Program. Unlike other days, the meetings began [more]

WearRAcon18 Day One Report

March 22, 2018 // 4 Comments

The Wearable Robotics Association third annual Wearable Robotics Conference, WearRAcon18, was off to a magnificent start with impressive keynote speakers, exciting hands-on exoskeleton demos, and industry-shattering announcements.  The full count isn’t in yet, but it appeared like the first day of WearRAcon18 had higher attendance than any [more]

Opportunity Bridge Program at WearRAcon18

March 15, 2018 // 1 Comment

The Opportunity Bridge Program will be hosted for the second time at the Wearable Robotics Association  Conference 2018, WearRAcon18.  The Opportunity Bridge Program is designed to help small organizations and teams meet with larger organizations through quick 10 minute introductory sessions.  Sign up sheets will be available during the [more]

First Ever Applied Collegiate Exoskeleton Competition 2018 Coming May 5, 2018

March 6, 2018 // 1 Comment

Friendly competition is the best way to spur innovation.  The first ever Applied Collegiate Exoskeleton Competition (ACE) aims to push forward exoskeleton technology at the collegiate level.  Scheduled to be held on May 5, 2018, ACE intends to bring student teams from across the U.S.  The teams will design and build in their respective [more]

Industrial Exoskeleton Workshop: Columbus OH, March 9, 2018

February 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

A workshop on industrial exoskeletons will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, on March 9, 2018, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (EST). The workshop is organized by the Division of Safety & Hygiene of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and is held in conjunction with the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, [more]

Major Exoskeleton and Exosuit Events For 2018

February 15, 2018 // 2 Comments

As the exoskeleton industry begins to pick up speed the number of dedicated to exoskeleton and exosuit events are on the rise as well.  Here are some of the top must-go-to events for 2018.  Don’t worry if you have missed some of them as most are reccurring, but do take steps not to miss the bigger events that are still coming up! Jan [more]

Honda Walking Assist Certified with CE Mark Using Contents of ISO 13482

January 25, 2018 // 9 Comments

The Honda Walking Assist Device has earned the European Union (EU) CE certification mark for medical devices.  This allows the Honda Motor Company to market and commercialize its wearable robot as a medical device in EU countries and signifies conformity with EU standards.  The Honda Walking Assist Device is an assistive powered hip exoskeleton [more]

German Bionic Systems Introduces the CRAY X Powered Back Support Hip Exoskeleton

January 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Welcome to the newest player in the exoskeleton industry German Bionic Systems and their first wearable robot to enter production: the CRAY X.  The CRAY X is a powered hip exoskeleton designed for back support and lift assist.  It is intended to be used primarily by workers in warehouses and other similar work environments. German Bionic Systems [more]

WearRAcon18: What to expect from the world’s biggest wearable robotics event!

January 18, 2018 // 2 Comments

The 2018 Wearable Robotics Association Conference, WearRAcon18, is scheduled for March 21-23 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale Arizona.  This will be the third annual WearRAcon.  Don’t let the name of the location deceive you, Scottsdale is directly adjacent to Phoenix, and all three of these exoskeleton signature events will [more]

WalkON Suit, The Bronze Medal Finalist of the Cybathlon Powered Exoskeleton Race

January 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine curated by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society have published an extensive 12-page article on the WalkON Suit.  The WalkON Suit is a powered exoskeleton that successfully enables a completely paralyzed from the waist down user (pilot) to walk, sit, move with targeted foot placement, climb and descend [more]
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