Scientists at the University of New South Wales want to implant the Phoenix99 bionic eye in 12 patients over the next two years.
Engineer James Hobson built himself an exoskeleton that allowed him to easily lift a 2,524lb Mini Cooper.
Doctors and researchers customize wearable devices to help children and other patients walk.
Researchers in Canada, Texas, and Singapore are among the pioneers helping patients overcome traumatic brain injuries with exoskeletons.
Lower body exoskeletons currently lead the market, but commercial systems that augment capabilities will exhibit the strongest growth moving forward.
The Assisted Finger Orthosis hand exoskeleton can be customized for an individual using 48 parameters. The battery-powered device uses small linear motors that can be programmed to move fingers as part of the rehab process.
We discuss Open Bionics’ Frozen, Iron Man, and Star Wars robot hands and what Disney-themed characters might be used in the future.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute wins two grants to develop soft robotics, which could be useful for medical, search-and-rescue, and co-working applications.
Soft Robotics is leveraging our novel robotic technology to safely and adaptively interface with a wide range of objects from consumer packaged goods to fresh cut produce. We do this in a way that brings new capabilities to this market, while lowering system complexity and overall systems cost.
ECA Group, a part of the Groupe Gorge specializing in drones, has acquired a non-controlling stake in exoskeleton company Wandercraft as part of a deal to develop humanoid military robots.
Exoskeleton maker ReWalk has had problems getting insurance coverage for individuals, but some investment advisors recommend taking a longer view.
Nathan Kirwan, paralyzed from the chest down, is taking 55,000 steps over the next five months, with the help of an exoskeleton, to raise money and help Ireland keep its only publicly-available exoskeleton.
A new unpowered exoskeleton boot makes walking more efficient, by engaging a spring in parallel with the Achilles tendon.
Bionik Corp. Acquires Exoskeleton Maker for $6.2M
Acton’s RocketSkates and the INMOTION V3 unicycle are some examples of the mobile robots invading CES and making smart mobility personal.
Startup Open Bionics is a company to watch at the Intel booth
2014 was a breakout year for exoskeletons. The field is now crowded and very active with competing brands.
Russ Angold, co-founder of RBR50 company and exoskeleton maker Ekso Bionics, lives by the motto “learn by doing, and sometimes learn by redoing.” One thing he learned early on in his journey into the exoskeleton market is that you can’t do everything yourself. That’s one of the driving forces behind Ekso’s new licensing agreement with…
Russ Angold, co-founder and president of Ekso Bionics, discuss the evolution, commercialization and challenges of bringing exoskeletons to market.
A three-year-old Hawaiian boy was born with fingers missing on one of his hands. But thanks to a non-profit company and 3D printing, he received an Iron Man-like robotic hand for free.
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.
ReWalk Robotics raised $36 million during its recent initial public offering (IPO), becoming the best-performing IPO for 2014. ReWalk will now expand its exoskeleton technology into other applications.
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.
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.
The ReWalk exoskeleton allows some people paralyzed from the waist down to walk again, with the aid of crutches.