The Axosuit is a powered lower body medical exoskeleton advanced by Axosuits in Romania. It is designed for gait rehabilitation and walking assist.
The Axosuit is as much a technological project as a social one. As stated on the company’s website, exoskeleton development is currently focused predominantly in the richest countries in the world (Japan, USA, West Europe, etc.) and large corporations (Panasonic, Parker Hannifin, etc.). But would it be possible for a startup to develop a quality exoskeleton and gain regulatory approval with only a fraction of the budget of other developers? Axosuits, one of only a handful of startups in Romania (East Europe) thinks it can.
The Axosuits project and whether it succeeds or fails will give us a hint as to how quickly exoskeleton technology will spread around the globe.
The Axosuit is still under development. The price listed in the Exoskeleton Catalog is an approximation based on the company’s desire to produce a device with the lowest possible price using as many off the rack (store-bought) components.
Axosuits SRL, Str. Vasile Conta nr.32, Oradea, 410354, Romania website
The Exoskeleton Report currently does not have any articles dedicated to Axosuits and their products, but Emerging Europe published a wonderful interview with the principal architects of the company in September 2016 titled: AXOSUITS — DEMOCRATISING ACCESS TO HEALTH-IMPROVING TECHNOLOGIES
Exoskeleton Report does not endorse one exoskeleton product over another. The exoskeleton catalog is purely for educational purposes. The catalog is meant to provide an easily accessible birds-eye view of the exoskeleton industry, and a quick method to sort exoskeletons by type and purpose. All prices are approximate and are meant to provide a general sense of the cost of the devices.