Muscle Suit

The Muscle Suit by Innophys is a powered back support exoskeleton for lifting.  The power is generated using air muscles at the back that cause a rotation around the hips.

In 2016 over 85 units of the Muscle Suit have been produced and are being tested in Japan and in Q1 of 2020 the company reported over 10,000 units sold.  Stay up to date on the news related to Innophys on ExR.


The Muscle Suit is the creation of Innophys and it is part of a broad effort in East Asia to create wearable devices to assist the workers of an aging population.

The Muscle Suit is a powered hip exoskeleton for lifting (pick and carry).  It uses compressed air that is stored in a high-pressure cylinder attached to the back.  Alternatively, the suit can be connected to a compressed air hose, commonly found at many worksites.

The muscle suit is wrapped inside a custom, water repellent bag.  This protects the device from the elements and gives it a softer appearance.

There are four different versions of the Muscle Suit depending on the amount of power that is needed for the application.  In April of 2020, the MSRP of each model was listed on the manufacturer’s website.

Innophys CO, LTD, (venture from Tokyo University of Science) 〒162-0825
4-2-2 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 3rd Floor, Tokyo Science University Morito Memorial Hall , website

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