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WearRA Hip Exoskeleton Market – Review of Lift Assist Wearables

April 10, 2018 // 1 Comment

The Wearable Robotics Association Standards and Education Committee is proud to publish its first white paper: Hip Exoskeleton Market – Review of Lift Assist Wearables.  In just a few years, hip exoskeletons for movement assistance and work have gone from being virtually unknown to being sold and used around the globe. But to the untrained [more]

WearRAcon18 Day Three Report

March 27, 2018 // 2 Comments

The 2018 Wearable Robotics Association Conference, WearRAcon18, wrapped up in its third and final day with presentations from the Cento Recerche Di Fiat and breakout sessions on exoskeletons for work and industry, assistance and rehabilitation, and the need for standardization. Dr. Massimo Di Pardo, Senior Researcher at the Cento Recerche Di Fiat [more]

WearRAcon18 Day Two Report

March 23, 2018 // 2 Comments

WearRAcon18, Greater Phoenix Economic Council The Wearable Robotics Association Conference 2018 continues on full blast at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in sunny Arizona.  WearRAcon18 day two opened up with an hour-long networking session and breakfast, which was in addition to the Opportunites Bridge Program. Unlike other days, the meetings began [more]

WearRAcon18 Day One Report

March 22, 2018 // 4 Comments

The Wearable Robotics Association third annual Wearable Robotics Conference, WearRAcon18, was off to a magnificent start with impressive keynote speakers, exciting hands-on exoskeleton demos, and industry-shattering announcements.  The full count isn’t in yet, but it appeared like the first day of WearRAcon18 had higher attendance than any [more]

WearRAcon18: What to expect from the world’s biggest wearable robotics event!

January 18, 2018 // 2 Comments

The 2018 Wearable Robotics Association Conference, WearRAcon18, is scheduled for March 21-23 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale Arizona.  This will be the third annual WearRAcon.  Don’t let the name of the location deceive you, Scottsdale is directly adjacent to Phoenix, and all three of these exoskeleton signature events will [more]

The Wearable Robotics Association Innovation Challenge 2018 is Coming This March 21-23

January 9, 2018 // 1 Comment

For the third year in a row, the Wearable Robotics Association will host its Innovation Challenge, providing anyone from solo developers to small companies with the opportunity to show their prototypes and ideas in front of the movers and shakers of the exoskeleton industry!  The top finalists will be provided with display space and in what was a [more]

Wearable Robotics Association Innovation Challenge 2017

April 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Where else could you find a wearable sensor network, a variable stiffness prosthetic ankle, an inflatable powered glove, and an exoskeleton do-it-yourself kit presented back-to-back?  Only at the Wearable Robotics Association Conference Innovation Challenge 2017 at WearRAcon17.  The WearRAcon17 Innovation Challenge was designed to give smaller [more]

WearRAcon17 Day Three Report

April 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

The WearRAcon17 finished strong with presentations by wearable robotics experts and rising stars of the exoskeleton industry.  Some of the WearRAcon17 day three featured speakers included: Dr. Conor Walsh, Harvard University Dr. David Reinkensmeyer, University of California Irvine Dr. Tim Swift, Roam Robotics Jie Gu, Fourier Intelligence (North [more]

WearRAcon17 Day Two Report

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

The second day of the largest wearable robotics conference for 2017 continued the theme from day one of alternating technical developments with their business ramifications.  This is one of the largest improvement to the Wearable Robotics Association Conference format.  The conference is not just focused on exoskeleton technical developments, [more]

WearRAcon17 Day One Report

April 20, 2017 // 2 Comments

The first day of the largest wearable robotics conference for 2017 brought the CEOs and representatives of nearly every single major exoskeleton company! April 19, 2017, marked the opening day of the second Wearable Robotics Association Conference or WearRAcon17.  Organized by the Wearable Robotics Association, this year’s conference has a [more]

Opportunity: Innovation Competition 2017

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

There is a tremendous opportunity on the horizon for all exoskeleton developers and enthusiasts.  Whether you are part of a research lab, a company or a do-it-yourself creator, the WearRAcon17 Innovation Competition is your chance to be recognized.  Oh, and did we mention that there will be a cash price of $5000 too?! Have you ever dreamed of [more]

WearRAcon17 Preview

November 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Save the date, the Wearable Robotics Association Conference 2017 (WearRAcon17) will take place April 19th-21st, 2017.  The conference will once again be held in Phoenix, Arizona, but this time the venue is changed to the Hyatt Regency.  If WearRAcon16 is to be any indication, WearRAcon17 will be a must go to event for everyone in the exoskeleton [more]

Wearable Exoskeletons Industry News: Oct-Nov

November 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

SuitX finally releases more information on the MAX, Brokerage and Pitching Event, a new events calendar, yet another misreported study and a robotics talk that hits close to home and InteSpring releases their own military exoskeleton.  This is a broad sample of what’s happening in the exoskeleton industry between October and November 2016. [more]

Coming Soon: StrongArm Technologies Webinar by WearRA, October 27th, 2016

October 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

This coming Thursday, October 27th, 2016 the creators behind the V22 and FLx Ergoskeletons by StrongArm Technologies will be hosting a webinar.  The webinar, organized by the Wearable Robotics Association, will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. EDT and will be accessible anywhere with internet connection free of charge. Who are StrongArm [more]

Upcoming Event: Testing Wearable Robots

September 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Wearable Robotics Association and Ekso Bionics are going to present a special lunch seminar titled “Testing Wearable Robots.”  This event will take place Tuesday, October 4th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (PST) at the Ekso Bionics HQ in Richmond, CA. Testing wearable robots is a very interesting subject.  Any exoskeleton [more]

Exoskeleton Events For July 2016

July 7, 2016 // 1 Comment

Webinars, seminars and everything in between; the exoskeleton industry is picking up speed and so is the frequency of exoskeleton related events.   This July 2016 promises to be a much lighter month than the previous one but there are still at least two webinars that should not be missed: Hocoma: How can advanced technology enable safe and early [more]

Wearable Robotics Events For June 2016

June 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

The exoskeleton industry is quickly starting to pick up speed and there are more and more related events being announced all the time.  While this is fantastic, it is also starting to get hard to keep track of all of them, so here is a cheat sheet for June 2016: (updated June 17th with Ekso Bionics Webinar and WearRA Standards Committee) Ekso [more]

Upcoming Event: Cybersecurity in Wearable Robotics

June 1, 2016 // 1 Comment

This June the Wearable Robotics Association (WearRA) is hosting its first Lunch & Learn event!  The inaugural topic will be Cybersecurity in Wearable Robotics.  The presentation will be lead by Dr. Michael Vai from the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.  It will be held June 22nd, 2016 at Harvard University, MA from 11:30 to 1:30 PM. As the wearable [more]

WearRAcon16 Innovation Competition

May 12, 2016 // 1 Comment

In addition to all of the panels and demos, the Wearable Robotics Association Conference 2016 also featured the WearRAcon16 Innovation Competition.  Researchers had a chance to submit a project that directly impacts wearable robotics technology.  Prior to the conference, each group entered a 1 minute video.  The members of the top 10 [more]

WearRAcon16 Day 3 Report

February 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

The first Wearable Robotics Association Convention, WearRAcon16 wrapped up on its 3rd and final day.  Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and so did the largest gathering of exoskeleton and wearable robotics researchers, engineers, evaluators and potential buyers.  WearRAcon16 Day 3 had one general session and four [more]
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