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Powered exoskeletons (aka exosuits) will probably take off faster than other augmentations as they don't require any surgery or training - just strap on and go! Receiving a lot of funding from the military for the  rehabilitation of the wounded, as well as to reduce load on troops, exoskeletons can also benefit businesses with increased load carrying and therefore productivity of its workforce.

Lessons learnt in powered joints and stability will feed into robotics and vice versa, creating a cross-over technology between humans controlling robots and robot-wearing humans. The choice will likely be function specific balancing the flexibility of human presence with risks, for example the military removing the human from danger entirely, whereas disaster response organisations may keep the human onsite but with a greatly enhanced ability to rescue and rebuild.

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FDA approves robotic exoskeleton for people with spinal cord injuries to walk again

MassDevice - 13-Feb-2024

This approval brings new hope and opens doors for better rehab


Microneedle adhesive patch enhances human-machine interaction

University of Colorado Boulder - 31-Jan-2024

New wearable tech unlocks a future of effortless body movement with robotic exoskeletons


Exoskeletons may not serve the purpose in protecting workers from injuries

The Ohio State University - 21-Jul-2021

Additional mental strain imposed stress on lower back, negating the benefits of exoskeleton


Ekso Bionics' robotic exoskeletons wave goodbye to wheelchairs

Forbes - 30-May-2021

Exercise rehab using exoskeletons improved walking & cognition in multiple sclerosis patients

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Indego FDA cleared personal exoskeleton

Axo Suit

Portable exoskeleton


Robotics and technology company producing exoskeleton suits

Ekso Bionics

Company that develops wearable exoskeletons for military, civilian and medical uses

Bionik Laboratories

Innovative medical device and robotics company developing exoskeleton for users with mobility impairments


Company developing and producing exoskeletons and prosthesis

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