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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Able Bionics - https://ablebionics.com/
Bionic rehabilitation - London, Ontario, Canada
Aalborg University - http://www.en.aau.dk/news/show-news/exoskeleton-to-ensure-an-active-old-age.cid196160
AXO Suit - portable exoskeleton designed to reinforce the function of aging joints and bones.
First prototype expected 2016.
Bionik Laboratories - http://www.bioniklabs.com/
Its ARKE lower body, robotic exoskeleton is currently in clinical development (Sep-2015)
Ekso - http://intl.eksobionics.com/
Manufacturer of Ekso gait training exoskeleton. Centres throughout North America and Europe.
Wearable bionic suit. Walking is achieved by the user’s weight shifts to activate sensors in the device which initiate steps.
Formerly Berkeley Bionics
Harvard Biodesign Lab - http://biodesign.seas.harvard.edu/soft-exosuits
Augmenting and restoring human performance
Laevo - http://en.laevo.nl/
The Laevo is a wearable chest and back support that adapts to every posture.
Parker Hannifin - http://www.indego.com
Indego FDA cleared personal exoskeleton
Rewalk Robotics - http://rewalk.com/
HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb)
Rex Bionics - http://www.rexbionics.com/
Manufacturer of REX and REX P.
New Zealand & UK.
Roam Robotics - http://www.roamrobotics.com/
Compressed air pumped into high-strength fabric.
SuitX - http://www.suitx.com/
Range of exoskeletons including PhoeniX and MAX
SUPERFLEX - http://www.superflextech.com/
Twiice - http://twiice.ch/
Competed in 2016 Cybathlon
Direct brain interface enables paralysed man to walk in exoskeleton
BBC - 04-Oct-2019
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Biomimetic XoSoft to assist people with mobility impairments
The Robot Report - 13-Jul-2019
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ReStore soft exoskeleton gets CE Mark clearance
The Robot Report - 30-May-2019
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