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Exoskeleton

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

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Company developing and producing exoskeletons and prosthesis

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Exoskeleton referrals, information, research & development and advocacy

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Company that develops and builds customer-specific exoskeletons for walking assistance

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Company developing robotic exoskeletons for the medical and industrial markets including PhoeniX and MAX

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Manufacturer and developer of robotic mobility devices, RED and REX P

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Robotics company that is developing mobility through exoskeletons

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Superflex is defining the future of movement through powered clothing

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The Laevo is a wearable chest and back support that adapts to every posture

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Research lab at Harvard University for augmenting and restoring human performance

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Recent News

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

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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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Cray X exoskeleton built to develop health & work productivity

TechCrunch - 14-Dec-2020

German Bionic raises $20M fund in Series A to develop its exoskeleton technology

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Stroke survivors can now walk faster and farther with this exosuit

TechCrunch - 13-May-2020

Wearing the soft robotic tech, immediate improvements were observed

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Exoskeleton glove for people with limited hand function and poor grip strength

Health Europa - 16-Apr-2020

A life changer for spinal cord injury patients, and potential for bionic human enhancement in future

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