IUVO

Business Name:
IUVO
Short Business Description:
IUVO is a spin-off company of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) in Pisa and its BioRobotics Institute. IUVO has experience in designing both upper body and lower body passive and active exoskeletons. IUVO is also a leader in standards & test development for wearable robotics in Europe.
More Information:

Taken directly from the company’s website:

IUVO is a spin-off company of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) in Pisa and its BioRobotics Institute.

IUVO was founded on January 2015 by Prof. Nicola Vitiello and his colleagues of the Wearable Robotics Laboratory, which is part of the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa.  Visit Website

IUVO has an agreement with SSSA for the exclusive license to commercially exploit patent applications and know-how of several wearable technologies.

In August 2017, COMAU (an Italian company that is a member of the FCA Group and a leader in the field of industrial automation and robotics) and Össur (an Icelandic company that is a market leader in the field of prosthetics and orthotics) invested in IUVO through a joint venture, which holds the majority share of the company. The two investing companies have the ultimate goal to foster a wide adoption of wearable robotic technologies in
daily-life scenarios.

IUVO worked on the MATE shoulder support passive exoskeleton marketed by Comau and IUVO developed a powered active pelvis orthosis (APO) for Össur.

In addition, IUVO participates in the following projects (again, below is a direct copy-paste due to the high quality of the summaries of the projects):

 

Projects Funded by the European Commission

under the Horizon 2020 Program.

H2020 CYBERLEGs Plus Plus

The global goal of the CYBERLEGs Plus Plus project is to validate the technical and economic viability of the powered robotic ortho-prosthesis developed within the FP7-ICT- CYBERLEGs project framework. The robotic
ortho-prosthesis was developed as a means to enhance/restore the mobility of transfemoral amputees, as well as enable them to perform locomotion tasks in their daily lives.

H2020 HUMAN

The HUMAN project aims to define and demonstrate workplaces where automation and human workers operate in harmony to improve the productivity, quality, and performance of the factory, as well as worker satisfaction and safety.

H2020 INBOTS

The objective of INBOTS is to create a community hub that brings together experts to debate and create a responsible research and innovation paradigm for robotics.

This project provides a platform to establish a working synergy between four pillars that covers all stakeholders in interactive robotics: the technical expertise pillar, the business expertise pillar, the ethical/legal/socioeconomic expertise pillar, and the end-user/policy maker/general public pillar.

H2020 EUROBENCH

The EUROBENCH project aims at creating the first benchmarking framework for robotic systems in Europe. The framework will allow companies and researchers to test the performance of robots at any stage of development. The EUROBENCH framework will be composed of both methodological and experimental components, the latter being state-of-the-art test benches for wearable and humanoid robots.

These facilities will allow companies and researchers to perform standardized tests on advanced robotic prototypes in a unique location.

Within the EUROBENCH project IUVO leads the work package about the definition of the functionalities of the facility for benchmarking robotic exoskeletons for lower limbs.

The EUROBENCH project aims at creating the first benchmarking framework for robotic systems in Europe. The framework will allow companies and researchers to test the performance of robots at any stage of development. The EUROBENCH framework will be composed of both methodological and experimental components, the latter being state-of- the-art test facilities for wearable and humanoid robots.

These facilities will allow companies and researchers to perform standardized tests on advanced robotic prototypes in a unique location.

With the EUROBENCH project, IUVO defines the functionalities of the facility for benchmarking robotic exoskeletons for lower limbs.

Reference:

About IUVO, IUVO website, as accessed on Jan 12, 2020, https://www.iuvo.company

Business Website Address:
Location:
Pontedera, Italy
Year Company Founded:
2015
Products & Projects:

MATE (development work, distributed by Camou), active pelvis orthosis (APO) (developed for Össur)

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