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
LG adds an exoskeleton to its line of CLOi robotsengadget - 23-Aug-2018
LG CLOi SuitBot is designed to support a user's legs. Provides limb strength to people who lift heavy objects. Features rotating joints and sandal-type shoes with automatic adjustments. Can connect to LG's service robots as part of a smart working network. COMMENT: there's something disconcerting about a human being part of a robot network
Comau Launches Spring-Based ExoskeletonEngineering - 20-Jun-2018
Spring-based passive structure avoids failure-prone devices. MATE uses no batteries, motors, or mechatronics. Provides postural support during repetitive and daily tasks. Reduces shoulder muscle activity for some muscles of up to 50%.
Robotic exoskeleton analyses spine deformitiesThe Engineer - 10-Apr-2018
Dynamic exoskeleton measures the stiffness of the torso. Could help treat spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis. Robotic Spine Exoskeleton consists of three rings placed on the pelvis and spine. RoSE has 12 limbs with actuators, joints and sensors that measure forces. Columbia University braces modulates and measures in all six degrees-of-freedom. Could lead to new spine deformity treatments using dynamic modulation.