Ottobock Shoulder

The Ottobock Shoulder is a passive shoulder support exoskeleton for overhead work by Ottobock. It is part of the Paexo family of assistive devices for workers, and it is the successor to the Paexo Shoulder.


The Ottobock shoulder is the next generation of Paexo passive exoskeletons for work at or above chest level. It is envisioned to be used in logistics, manufacturing, and maintenance during overhead tasks. The product was officially introduced in April 2022: Unvailing the Ottobock Shoulder Passive Exoskeleton for Overhead Work. The Ottobock Shoulder V2 replaces the Paexo Shoulder, which was first revealed in 2018. The Ottobock Shoulder combines the feedback of thousands of users (some mentioned were: Toyota North America, Airbus, Boeing, and SNCF) and the know-how of suitX (Ottobock Acquires suitX, Nov 2021).


The Ottobock Shoulder can be combined with an integrated neck support attachment (Paexo Neck), a fire-rated Shoulder Jacket, and a strap for tools. The Paexo Shoulder is also compatible with fall protection harnesses.

Improvements over the Paexo Shoulder:

  • Don/doff time reduced to 20 seconds.
  • Reversible magnetic clasp, which can attach in either direction.
  • Labeled and intuitive, tool-free size adjustments and torque tuning.
  • Color coding: green means adjust every day and go.
  • Improved arm cuffs that reduce chafing.
  • Injection-molded cover and removable, washable textiles for easier cleaning.

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At launch, the Ottobock Shoulder comes with three service and maintenance packages: PaexoCare, PaexoCare+, and Paexo Trade-In

User body limitations:

The Ottobock shoulder is meant for workers from 160 cm to 190 cm in height (5’2″ to 6’2″).

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Paexo Series of Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA products, Max-Näder-Straße 15, D-37115 Duderstadt – Germany, website

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