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WearRAcon 21 Virtual
April 27 - April 29
The Wearable Robotics Association will be hosting its 6th annual conference, WearRAcon 21, this April 27-29, 2021. With current events in mind, the conference will once again be held virtually. The WearRAcon series has proven to be the largest concentration of exoskeleton, exosuit, and wearable robotics talks and interested parties. Each conference typically runs between two to two and a half days. Considerations are given to all subfields of the exoskeleton industry: medical, industrial (occupational), military, and recreational. More details are coming soon, but this is what we know about the 2021 iteration of the event:
WearRAcon 21 will retain its format of keynote speakers and focused series of talks, as well as the Innovation Competition. This year’s keynote speaker will be Norm Bafunno, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Engineering, Toyota Motor North America. Toyota Motor North America is one of the largest adopters of passive exoskeletons for industrial applications and they are coming towards the end of a well planned two-year study. Norm Bafunno will have much to talk about.
Additional event highlights include:
- Automobile Exoskeleton Group
- Logistics Forum
- Insurance Forum
- Virtual Demos
- Innovation Challenge
As well as topics on medical/rehabilitation exoskeletons, industrial/occupational and standards/insurance. Conference registration will open in January. Visit the WearRA website for more information.
If you are not familiar with the WearRAcon series, take a look at some of our event coverage from the previous five years.
Furthermore, submissions for the WearRAcon Innovation Challenge are open between January 31st and February 28th, 2021. This is an excellent opportunity for labs, startups, and even single-person innovators to present their wearable robotics ideas in front of the movers and shakers of the exoskeleton industry.