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U.S. Navy Testing Lockheed Martin Fortis Exoskeletons
Argo Works on IPO as ReWalk Exoskeleton OK'd by FDA
WPI Surgical Robot Guided by MRI Images


Latest Medical & Assistive News
In-Depth Analysis
Exoskeleton Revolution: From Rigid to Soft to Ultra Soft
2014 was a breakout year for exoskeletons. The field is now crowded and very active with competing brands. (November 19, 2014)

Restoration Robotics Raises $45M for Robotic Hair Transplants
Restoration Robotics, a privately held medical robotics company, has raised $45 million in Series C extension funding, which will be used to develop the second generation of its ARTAS robotic hair transplant system. (November 11, 2014)

Medrobotics Closes $20M in Series F Financing
Medrobotics has closed $20 million in Series F funding and will use the money to extend its runway while pursuing commercial launches in Europe and FDA clearance and commercialization in the United States and other global markets. (October 29, 2014)

The Essential Interview: Russ Angold, Co-Founder, Ekso Bionics
Russ Angold, co-founder and president of Ekso Bionics, discuss the evolution, commercialization and challenges of bringing exoskeletons to market. (October 09, 2014)

The Essential Interview: Rich Walker, Shadow Robot Company
Rich Walker, managing director of Shadow Robot Company, discusses his 25-year journey with the company, including evolution of technology, key challenges, the approach to intellectual property and more. (October 02, 2014)

Harvard University Mobility-Enhancing Soft Robotic Exosuit
Harvard University's Soft Robotic ExoSuit consists of a fabric base worn by the user under their pants. The fabric has features which enhance gait by assisting underlying biological muscles. Active components are added through cables attached to motors worn on the waist. (September 30, 2014)

3D Bioprinting Human Tissue the Organovo Way
Today, the company grows human tissue, but aspires to grow entire organs. (September 23, 2014)

Corindus Vascular Raises $26.6M for Healthcare Robotics
Corindus Vascular, developer of the FDA-approved CorPath System, has raised approximately $26.6 million through a Securities Purchase Agreement pursuant. The money will be used for expansion and investment into new products. (September 19, 2014)

HStar Technologies Literally Gives Patients a Lift
HStar technologies develops autonomous mobile robots that can carry patients and large payloads in multiple environments. (August 22, 2014)

U.S. Navy Testing Lockheed Martin Fortis Exoskeletons
The U.S. Navy has signed a contract with RBR50 company Lockheed Martin to test two Fortis exoskeletons help ship maintenance crews perform tasks that require heavy lifting. One exoskeleton will be tested at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, while the other suit will be evaluated at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington state. (August 19, 2014)

Research Report
Healthcare Robotics: 2014
New developments, trends, challenges and opportunities in the medical robotics sector. (July 21, 2014)

Healthcare Robotics 2014, the Webcast: Can’t-Miss Winner!
Exoskeletons is the breakout story of 2014! (July 20, 2014)

Ekso Bionics Completes Training at Switzerland’s Largest Rehab Center
SPC Nottwil joins a growing list of rehab centers in Europe that use an exoskeleton from RBR50 company Ekso Bionics to help paralyzed patients. SPC Nottwil typically treats almost three-fourths of people living with spinal paralysis in Switzerland. (July 16, 2014)

Argo Medical Works on IPO as ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton OK’d by FDA
Argo Medical, maker of the ReWalk motorized exoskeleton, is looking to raise $40-50 million for an initial public offering in 2014. (July 02, 2014)

WPI Surgical Robot Guided by MRI Images
WPI is developing a surgical robot to be used inside an MRI machine. Guided by real-time feedback, the robot can position a high-energy, interstitial focused ultrasound probe exactly at tumors, delivering optimal surgical results. (June 20, 2014)



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