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Honda Walking Assist Certified with CE Mark Using Contents of ISO 13482

January 25, 2018 // 11 Comments

The Honda Walking Assist Device has earned the European Union (EU) CE certification mark for medical devices.  This allows the Honda Motor Company to market and commercialize its wearable robot as a medical device in EU countries and signifies conformity with EU standards.  The Honda Walking Assist Device is an assistive powered hip exoskeleton [more]

World’s First Performance Standard for Hip Type Wearable Robots: JIS 8456-1

November 16, 2017 // 1 Comment

The Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) has published JIS B 8456-1 designed to prescribe safety performance and labeling criteria for lumbar support wearable robots.  This is the first such standard published in the world! CYBERDYNE spearheaded the efforts as a project leader.  The main focus of JIS B 8456-1 is on hip exoskeletons for work and [more]

Announcing the Formation of ASTM Committee F48 on Exoskeletons and Exosuits

November 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Attention, there is a new testing and standards group in town, the ASTM Committee F48 on Exoskeletons and Exosuits!  Curious what ASTM aims to accomplish?  Then watch the introductory video to this newest development in the exoskeleton industry.  The segment while short, is filled with some of the biggest movers and shakers in the realm of [more]