Industrial Exo Developer

ATOUN
Address: Nara City, Japan
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: Formally referred to as Panasonic ActiveLink, ATOUN has built an impressive portfolio of industrial powered exoskeleton products and prototypes (with some work on medical assistive devices as well).
Business Website Address: http://atoun.co.jp
Products & Projects:

ATOUN Model Y, ATOUN Model A

Bioservo Technologies
Address: Kista, Sweden
Short Business Description: Bioservo is a leader in the sales and development of powered glove exoskeleton devices for work and industry as well as activities for daily living.
Business Website Address: https://www.bioservo.com
Products & Projects:

Ironhand®, Carbonhand®

Comau
Address: Torino, Italy
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: Comau is a specialist in industrial automation under the direction and coordination of Fiat Chrysler. The MATE is a passive shoulder support exoskeleton for work and industry.
Business Website Address: https://www.comau.com/EN/MATE
Products & Projects:

MATE

CYBER HUMAN SYSTEMS
Address: Traña – Matiena, Spain
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: Cyber Human Systems is a spin-off created by Gogoa Mobility Robots that designs and commercializes industrial exoskeletons for the workplace.
Business Website Address: https://en.cyberhs.eu/
Products & Projects:

ALDAK, BESK G, BESK B

CYBERDYNE
Address: Tsukuba, Japan
Short Business Description: CYBERDYNE is one of the first commercial pioneers of exoskeleton technology in the world. Primarily in the medical field, the company has also begun branching off into exoskeletons for logistics.
Business Website Address: https://www.cyberdyne.jp/english/
Products & Projects:

HAL Lower Limb, HAL Single Joint, HAL Lumbar

Daiya Industry
Address: Okayama, Japan
Short Business Description: Daiya Industry works with Japanese universities on commercializing soft exoskeletons. Its primary focus is on medical devices with some branching off to industrial applications.
Products & Projects:

DARWING PA-Jacket, DARWING Power Assist Glove, DARWING Power Assist Walk

Ekso Bionics
Address: Richmond, CA, USA
Short Business Description: Formerly Berkeley Bionics, over the last decade this company has worked both alone and in conjunction with various private and government entities. Ekso Bionics is one of the founding companies of the exoskeleton industry.
Business Website Address: https://eksobionics.com
Products & Projects:

EksoNR, EksoVest

Ergosante Technologie
Address: Anduze, France
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: The main exoskeleton product, the ShivaExo, is an upper-body modular passive exoskeleton for work and industry.
Business Website Address: https://www.shivaexo.fr/en/
Products & Projects:

ShivaExo

Exhauss
Address: Rhône-Alpes, France
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: Exhauss specializes in modular shoulder support passive exoskeletons.
Business Website Address: http://www.exhauss.com/en_welcome.htm
Products & Projects:

EXHAUSS SYSTEM®, EXHAUSS PICKER®,

FM Logistic
Address: Phalsbourg, France
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: Ergoskel is an “ergoskeleton” designed to help warehouse workers lift while reducing physical strain. This exoskeleton was developed and patented by FM Logistic and the University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), France.
Products & Projects:

Ergoskel

German Bionic
Address: Bayern, Germany
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: German Bionic is the first German exoskeleton manufacturer for industrial use and focuses on tying industrial exoskeletons to Industry 4.0.
Business Website Address: https://www.germanbionic.com/en/home/
Products & Projects:

Cray X

HeroWear
Address: Nashville, TN
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: HeroWear is one of the newest exosuit companies with a focus on compact exosuits.
Business Website Address: https://www.herowear.us
Products & Projects:

“… lift assistance device that fits like clothing, while significantly offloading the low back muscles.”

Hexar Systems
Address: Seoul, South Korea
Short Business Description: This company is a spin-off from the C&R Lab at Hanyang University with a range of prototypes designed for military, assistive or rehabilitation purposes. It is likely that Hexar has the most exoskeleton prototypes of any exo developer in the world.
Business Website Address: http://www.hexarsys.com
Products & Projects:

HEXAR-KR40P, HEXAR-WA20, HEXAR-UR10, HEXAR-CR50, HEXAR-HL35

Honda
Address: Tokyo, Japan
Short Business Description: Honda is likely the commercial entity with the most experience in robotic walking in the world, and information on its exoskeleton development is highly sought after.
Products & Projects:

Stride Management Assist, Bodyweight Support Assist

Hyundai Motor Group
Address: Seoul, Koria
Short Business Description: Hyundai has a rapidly increasing interest in exoskeletons, primarily for industrial use and one series of prototypes for walking assistance.
Business Website Address: hyundai.com/worldwide/en/news
Products & Projects:

H-VEX, H-CEX, H-WEX, H-MEX

Innophys
Address: Tokyo, Japan
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: Innophys is a Japane startup with upper-body exoskeletons for work and industry that utilize compressed air actuators. The company is particularly focused on reducing work-related back injuries.
Business Website Address: https://innophys.jp/en/
Products & Projects:

Muscle Suit, Muscle Suit Power, Muscle Suit Edge, Muscle Upper

IUVO
Address: Pontedera, Italy
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.
Business Website Address: https://www.iuvo.company
Products & Projects:

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

Japet Medical Devices
Address: Loos, France
Short Business Description: A powered lower-back exoskeleton for work and industry based on established passive braces.
Business Website Address: https://www.japet.eu/en/
Products & Projects:

Atlas

Kubota
Address: Osaka, Japan
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: Kubota is a manufacturer of farming and heavy equipment and has worked on an “waist, arms and upper body” farming assist exoskeleton.
Business Website Address: https://www.kubota.com
Products & Projects:

WIN-1 Winch-type Power Assist Suit

Laevo B.V.
Address: Delft, Nederland
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: Laevo focuses on passive back support exoskeletons for work and industry. It was one of the very first exoskeleton companies to make their wearable available to try at WearRAcon16.
Business Website Address: http://en.laevo.nl
Products & Projects:

Laevo V2

Lockheed Martin
Address: Maryland (HQ), USA
Short Business Description: One of the world’s largest military contractors is working on both mobility augmentation and tool handling exoskeletons.
Products & Projects:

FORTIS, ONYX

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Address: Tokyo, Japan
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: Mitsubishi labels its wearable robot as a Power Assist Suit or PAS. It was exhibited at the Japanese International Robotic Exhibition (IREX 2015) in Tokyo, Japan. No additional information has been released following the December 2015 press release.
Nitto Co
Address: Yokohama, Japan
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: The archelis is designed to reduce the fatigue on surgeons who are forced to stay standing for multiple hours at a time.
Business Website Address: https://www.archelis.com/en
Products & Projects:

archelis wearable chair

Noonee AG
Address: Zürich, Switzerland
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: Noonee focused on chairless-chairs, mechanical wearable devices that can stiffen in place when a person assuming a squatting or sitting position, conceptually, becoming a chair that travels with the user.
Business Website Address: https://www.noonee.com/en/
Products & Projects:

Chairless Chair 2.0 (Chairless-Chair)

Ottobock
Address: Duderstadt (Headquarters), Germany
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: One of the world’s largest prosthetics companies debuted its first bionic exoskeleton brace at the start of 2015 (developed in conjunction with Ekso Bionics). More recently, Ottobock has developed the Paexo passive shoulder support exoskeleton.
Business Website Address: https://www.ottobock.com/en/
Products & Projects:

Paexo Shoulder exoskeleton

RB3D
Address: Auxerre, France
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: RB3D specializes in “cobots” or collaborative robots.
Business Website Address: https://www.rb3d.com/en/
Products & Projects:

Exo Push, HERCULE

Sarcos
Address: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: In 2007 Raytheon purchased Sarcos and its exoskeleton technology which was then bought by Sarcos LC in 2015. Sarcos Robotics is creating a full-body powered exoskeleton for construction and logistics.
Business Website Address: https://www.sarcos.com
Products & Projects:

Guardian XO

Skelex
Address: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: Skelex has developed a passive shoulder support exoskeleton that has been tested by more than 200 companies in just a few years.
Business Website Address: https://www.skelex.com
Products & Projects:

Skelex 360

StrongArm Tech
Address: NY, USA
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: StrongArm Technologies is the developer of the V22 and FLx passive exoskeletons that don’t lift or support but remind the user to maintain correct body posture. The company has since pivoted mainly to its FUSE wearable sensor platform.
Products & Projects:

V22 and FLx

suitX
Address: Emeryville, CA
Short Business Description: Formally US BIonics, suitX focuses on passive exoskeletons for workers and a gait rehabilitation powered medical exoskeleton.
Business Website Address: https://www.suitx.com
Products & Projects:

backX, legX, shoulderX, Phoenix

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