Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a responsive ankle exoskeleton algorithm that uses direct muscle measurement.
Ekso Bionics buys Parker Hannifin’s exoskeleton business for $10M
The deal includes the planned development of robotic-assisted orthotic and prosthetic devices, the companies said.
Stanford researchers create robotic boot that helps people walk
Engineers at Stanford University have created a boot-like robotic exoskeleton that can increase walking speed and reduce walking effort.
ETH Zurich develops wearable muscles
Myoshirt is a soft exoskeleton that supports the upper body while the user moves their arms.
Ekso Bionics exoskeleton cleared for use with MS patients
The latest generation of the Ekso Bionics platform, the EksoNR previously received clearance for stroke and spinal cord rehabilitation in 2016, then acquired brain injury (ABI) in 2020
Sarcos demonstrates exoskeleton and dexterous robot
Sarcos demoed its Guardian XO, including the manipulation of a full sheet of plywood by using a vacuum gripper attached to the arm of the exoskeleton.
RoboCT brings in $15M for robotic exoskeletons
RobotCT’s UGO exoskeleton robot helps patients who experience motor dysfunction in the lower body learn how to walk.
Sarcos ends Q4 with $34.1M in losses, $1M in revenue
For the full year 2021, Sarcos brought in $5.1 million in revenue, a decrease from the $8.8 million during 2020.
BU, Harvard receive $3M for assistive robotics research
Researchers aim to improve the lives of people with neuro-motor impairments and to help individuals achieve ambitious fitness goals.
Exoskeleton developer Wandercraft raised $45M in funding
Atalante is a self-balanced, lower-body exoskeleton that emulates the way humans walk. The company began clinical trials for the exoskeleton in 2017. It was CE marked in 2019.
Roam partners with VA to test robotic knee brace
Ascend is intended to help those with knee pain perform everyday tasks, like walking, going up stairs or standing up.
Soft exosuit automatically adapts to walking needs
The bioinspired system uses ultrasound measurements of muscle dynamics to develop a personalized and activity-specific assistance profile for users of the exosuit.
Sarcos reports $1.1M in revenue, $37M in losses during Q3
Sarcos said one-time expenses associated with the public merger with Rotor Acquisition Corp. led to increased losses.
Myomo hits record $4.4M in sales during Q3
Myomo said this is a 128% increase year over year and the highest quarterly revenue in the company’s history.
Ottobock acquiring fellow exoskeleton maker SuitX
Terms of the deal were undisclosed, but Ottobock acquired 100% of suitX shares.
Sarcos Robotics will become publicly listed through a SPAC transaction
Sarcos announces that it will become publicly listed through a merger transaction with Rotor Acquisition Corp.
Deep learning, vision help exoskeleton adapt to its surroundings
Robotics researchers are developing exoskeletons and prosthetic legs capable of making control decisions on their own using sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The system combines computer vision and deep learning to mimic how able-bodied people walk by seeing their surroundings and adjusting their movements. “We’re giving robotic exoskeletons vision so they can control themselves,” said…
Designing sit-to-stand motions for lower-limb exoskeletons
Exoskeleton users can now go from sitting to standing safely and without assistance based on the work of University of Michigan researchers, who developed an approach to create and test solutions to such problems virtually.
Exoskeleton developer ReWalk Robotics looking to raise $6.2M
ReWalk Robotics, a developer of exoskeletons for people with lower-limb disabilities, is seeking to sell nearly 5.6 million ordinary shares, plus more, worth about $6.2 million. Marlborough, Mass.-based ReWalk is also offering more than 4.5 million ordinary shares which are issuable upon the exercise of outstanding warrants, according to a news release. ReWalk is also…
Study: chronic use of robotic hand doesn’t remap sense of touch
A new study highlights the importance of electrode placement when implanting sensory arrays for patients using a robotic hand.
ReStore exo-suit donated by ReWalk to support stroke survivors at Brooks Rehabilitation
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought attention to the need for innovative systems for stroke rehabilitation, said ReWalk Robotics, which donated a ReStore exo-suit to Brooks Rehabilitation.
MATE-XT exoskeleton designed by Comau to be lightweight, adjustable, rugged
Comau said its new MATE-XT exoskeleton is designed to be resistant to environmental conditions, is EWS-certified for reducing biomechanical risk, and can provide a demonstrable ROI.