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Medical & Assistive Companies
Alphabet, Inc. (Google)
Alphabet, Inc. (Google) is a Public company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Humanoid & Industrial & Manipulator & Mobile robotics. It is located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View California in the United States.
Over the last two months, Alphabet, the new holding company that separated Google from its collection of speculative projects, has reframed the robots effort, moving it from a stand-alone division inside Google to a piece of the X research division. The company has also hired Hans Peter Brondmo, a technology industry veteran who last worked at Nokia, to help with management. In 2013, Google Inc. (Google) shook up the robotics industry with its acquisitions of seven superb and technically diversified robotics companies—all in rapid succession: Boston Dynamics, Bot & Dolly, Holomni, Industrial Perception, Meka Robtics, Redwood Robotics, Schaft, Inc. More about Alphabet, Inc. (Google).
Cyberdyne is a Private company with a focus on Medical & Assistive robotics. It is located at D25-1 Gakuen Minami,, Ibaraki in Japan.
Cyberdyne commercializes the inventions of Prof. Sankai and his laboratory at the University of Tsukuba. The company's flagship product is the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) suit, which enables and/or augments human motor function by reading nerve signals through the skin. More about Cyberdyne.
Ekso Bionics
Ekso Bionics is a Public company with a focus on Medical & Assistive robotics. It is located at 1414 Harbour Way, Richmond CA in the United States.
Ekso Bionics, originally Berkeley Bionics, was founded in Berkeley, California in 2005. The company is a pioneer in the field of robotic exoskeletons to improve human mobility. Since its inception, Ekso Bionics has forged partnerships with world-class institutions like UC Berkeley, received research grants from the Department of Defense and licensed technology to the Lockheed Martin Corporation. More about Ekso Bionics.
EPSON Robots
EPSON Robots is a Public company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Industrial robotics. It is located at 1650 Glenn Curtiss Street , Carson California in the United States.
EPSON Robots is the robotics design and manufacturing department of Japanese corporation Seiko Epson, the brand-name watch and computer printer producer. EPSON Robots delivers robots for precision assembly and material handling applications in the automotive, medical device, appliance, biotechnology, consumer product, electronics, food, pharmaceutical, plastics, semiconductor, and other industries. The company is a global leader in SCARA Robot based factory automation, with an installed base of over 50,000 robots and a product line of hundreds of models of SCARA, Cartesian and 6 axis robots based on a common PC based controls platform. More about EPSON Robots.
Intuitive Surgical
Intuitive Surgical is a Public company with a focus on Medical & Assistive robotics. It is located at 1020 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale CA in the United States.
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems for various surgical procedures, including urologic, gynecologic, cardiothoracic, general, and head and neck surgeries. Its da Vinci surgical system consists of a surgeon’s console or consoles, a patient-side cart, a 3-D vision system, and proprietary ‘wristed’ instruments. More about Intuitive Surgical.
Open Bionics
Open Bionics is a Private company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Manipulator robotics. It is located at Coldharbour Lane, Bristol in United Kingdom.
Open Bionics makes robotic prosthetic hands affordable and accessible. More about Open Bionics.
Swisslog is a Public company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Industrial & Manipulator & Mobile robotics. It is located at Swisslog Holding AG, CH-5033 Buchs in Switzerland.
Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. More about Swisslog.
Titan Medical
Titan Medical is a Public company with a focus on Medical & Assistive robotics. It is located at 170 University Avenue, Toronto Ontario in Canada.
Titan Medical Inc. is a Canadian public company, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TMD) and on the OTCQX in the United States (TITXF). Titan is focused on the design, development and commercialization of new robotic surgical technologies. Titan is developing the SPORT™ Surgical System for use in minimally invasive surgery (“MIS”). The SPORT™ Surgical System is expected to be commercially available in late 2016 in Europe and in mid-2017 in the United States. More about Titan Medical .
Vecna Technologies
Vecna Technologies is a Private company with a focus on Medical & Assistive & Mobile robotics. It is located at 36 Cambridgepark Dr., Cambridge MA in the United States.
Vecna Technologies Inc. offers healthcare solutions, such as patient self-service solutions, enterprise Web-based systems, and QC PathFinder HAI detection software for hospitals. More about Vecna Technologies .
Verb Surgical
Verb Surgical is a Private company with a focus on Medical & Assistive robotics. It is located at 1935 Landings Drive, Mountain View California in the United States.
Verb Surgical Inc. is a new medical device company that is creating robotic-assisted surgical products.Verb Surgical was founded with technology, expertise, and funding from Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) and Ethicon, a medical device company in the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. More about Verb Surgical .
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