56 Search results

For the term "exoskeleton".

CES 2017: Hyundai unveils three exoskeletons for paraplegics, factory workers

Hyundai_Wearable_Exoskeleton_CES_2017

If Hyundai’s latest efforts are anything to go by, the car company is more inclined, than other automakers, to become more than just a car manufacturer. The company is venturing hard into assistive robots. Latest example, a trio of assistive robots – exoskeletons, unveiled by the company at a press conference in CES 2017. We’ve seen bulky robotic suits and exoskeletons over the years, but Hyundai has focused on keeping its battery-powered wearable exoskeletons very sleek and lightweight. Read More…

MAX – Flexible and lightweight exoskeleton promises bionic future

MAX exoskeleton_2

Exoskeletons give able mobility to the elderly and people employed in heavy manufacturing industry. But they can be bulky and complicated to use. To make more practical usability of exoskeletons and lend the users ease of use, MAX (Modular Agile eXoskeleton) system is here. This low cost exoskeleton promises ultra-mobility is specially designed for industries where workers have to be in a crouched position.
Read More…

Artificial knee exoskeleton developed by Beihang University researchers

Beihang robot

Most of the exoskeletons we featured have been developed keeping in mind certain disability or assistance in walking for the elderly. Yet another example of an exoskeleton deemed to help paralyzed patients in walking again is being developed by researchers at Beihang University in China. The biologically inspired lower limb exoskeleton is created keeping in mind the human knee joint. Hence, this advanced artificial limb has scope for natural knee moment which has rotating and sliding mechanism.
Read More…

Exhauss shows newer, sophisticated Cine Exoskeleton at IBC 2016

Cine Exoskeleton f

After L’Aigle Exoskeleton that was seen in 2014 at IBC, now Exhauss brand has come up with even more sophisticated and comfortable Cine version with payload capacity of 35 kg. Not just comfortable, but it is quite expensive too. The Cine is likely to be sold for about $9,000. The exoskeleton is given a thick padding around the waist straps in order to enhance the comfort. Now, the new exoskeleton is equipped with three sets of removable springs so that the resistance can be tailored in accordance with user’s requirements. Read More…

GM develops RoboGlove exoskeleton for its factory workers

General Motors Robo Glove

For workers who have to spend long hours in the factory working with tools that require strength in hand, now there is good news on the horizon. Automotive giants General Motors and medical technology experts Bioservo have joined hands to develop an exoskeleton power glove which will help workers in factories with the task at hand. Called as RoboGlove, this sensor loaded glove will provide superhuman like strength and dexterity to the workers. That will mean considerably less aching in hands after a day’s job.
Read More…

CSIC develops exoskeleton for children having loss of mobility

CSIC Exoskeleton

Exoskeletons give people with limited mobility the freedom to walk freely again. Such condition is mentally damaging for adults, just imagine the kind of effect it has on a child. For grown-ups Berkley-based SuitX revealed the most practical exoskeleton called Phoenix, for people who are not able to walk due to some medical condition. Before that however, Marsi Bionics created an exoskeleton suit for Daniela, a six-year old quadriplegic patient. The suit adapts to growing child’s needs, and that makes it an innovation which will go a long way. Keeping up to the promise of developing exoskeletons which have long term benefits for growing children, Marsi Bionics has lend its technology to help The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) develop world’s first exoskeleton for kids having muscular atrophy.


Read More…

The cheapest and lightest exoskeleton suit guaranteed for worldwide acceptance

Suitx exoskeleton

Exoskeletons have come as a boon for paraplegics but most of them come at sky rocketing price that everyone cannot afford. Berkley-based company SuitX is about to change that notion with its $40,000 exoskeleton dubbed Phoenix. This exo-suit was designed for BMX bike rider Steven Sanchez who met with an accident and is paralyzed from waist down. The story imitated when Sanchez walked into SuitX’s office and after half-an-hour he came out in an exoskeleton which costs almost half that of other exoskeletons in the market like ReWalk.
Read More…

Wearable chair exoskeleton helps surgeons during long hours of surgery

Archelis wearable chair

Wearable technology is pushing its claws into virtually every industry, and it only serves good to the future generation. The best examples of wearable technology are exoskeletons that assist in walking, especially for the elderly who have lost muscle power and suffer from joint pains. Another good use of an exoskeleton-like contraption to aid in support is the wearable chair by Japanese company NITTO which they have named as Archelis.

Read More…

CES 2016: The Aging suit exoskeleton makes you feel super-old

Genworth Financial R70i exoskeleton Aging suit at CES 2016

Normally an exoskeleton would enhance your abilities, make you stronger, agile and go beyond your bodily capabilities. But at CES 2016 there is an exoskeleton completely different to what we all believe it should be. Genworth Financial’s R70i exoskeleton Aging Suit simulates how a person feels when he reaches the age of 70 or above. The exoskeleton is created by Applied Minds LLC and it actually makes you feel like an elderly person by simulating vision loss, hearing impairment, reduced mobility and arthritis.
Read More…

Spanish researchers developing bionic exoskeleton that adapts to growing kid

Bionic exoskeleton by Marsi Bionics

Exoskeletons are a great invention that combine robotics and medical science to help the disabled to walk. In this continuing effort by noble intellects around the globe, another chapter has just entered the book. Spanish scientists are looking to take their bionic exoskeleton to the next feasible level that will aid wheelchair dependent children to walk with freedom and help improve their lives. This consortium of researchers under Marsi-bionics is banking on crowdfunding phenomenon to help them achieve this dream as soon as possible.
Read More…