Industrial Exo Developer
Address: Nara City, Japan
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).
Address: Torino, Italy
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.
Address: Traña – Matiena, Spain
Short Business Description: Cyber Human Systems is a spin-off created by Gogoa Mobility Robots that designs and commercializes industrial exoskeletons for the workplace.
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.
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.
Address: Anduze, France
Short Business Description: The main exoskeleton product, the ShivaExo, is an upper-body modular passive exoskeleton for work and industry.
Address: Rhône-Alpes, France
Short Business Description: Exhauss specializes in modular shoulder support passive exoskeletons.
Address: Phalsbourg, France
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.
Address: Bayern, Germany
Short Business Description: German Bionic is the first German exoskeleton manufacturer for industrial use and focuses on tying industrial exoskeletons to Industry 4.0.
Address: Nashville, TN
Short Business Description: HeroWear is one of the newest exosuit companies with a focus on compact exosuits.
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.
Address: Tokyo, Japan
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.
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.
Address: Osaka, Japan
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.
Address: Delft, Nederland
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.
Address: Tokyo, Japan
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.
Address: Yokohama, Japan
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.
Address: Zürich, Switzerland
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.
Address: Duderstadt (Headquarters), Germany
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.
Address: Auxerre, France
Short Business Description: RB3D specializes in “cobots” or collaborative robots.
Address: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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.
Address: Rotterdam, Netherlands
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.
Address: NY, USA
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.