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Exoskeletons advantages disadvantages

Advantages and Disadvantages of Exoskeletons

An exoskeleton is an external covering for the body containing a rigid and resistant set of components that fill functional roles to protect and support the user. These wearable devices have huge potential for improving performance and reducing workplace injuries, but do the benefits outweigh the risks? Here, we’ll discuss some benefits and disadvantages of […]
Honda Xcelerator Collaborations

Honda Xcelerator to Debut Collaborations Focused on Augmenting Human Capabilities at CES 2020

Honda Xcelerator, a global open innovation program from Honda Innovations, will debut industrial innovation collaborations with startups focused on augmenting human capabilities to improve productivity at the CES 2020. Read more Hyundai Develops Lighter Exoskeleton to Ease Burden in Overhead Work Honda Xcelerator also will showcase soon-to-be commercialized technologies based on successful collaborations with Drivemode […]
Loxam buys 100 Ironhands

Loxam Buys One Hundred Ironhand Units to Evaluate Potential for Rental in French Market

French equipment and tools rental company Loxam has conducted a joint project with Bioservo and Eiffage to evaluate the potential for rental of Ironhand® on the French market. The pilot, which finished in early December, has far exceeded the expectations and the demand for solutions to ensure the safety of workers has proven to be […]
Sarcos Robotics Guardian XO Alpha

Sarcos Robotics Unveils Alpha Version of its Guardian XO Full-Body Industrial Exoskeleton

Sarcos Robotics, an American developer of robotics and microelectromechanical systems, has unveiled the Alpha version of its Guardian XO full-body, powered industrial exoskeleton. The Guardian XO is the world’s first battery-powered wearable robot which can safely lift up to 200 pounds for extended work sessions. Read more How Exoskeletons are Changing Construction and Manufacturing Industries […]
Exoskeletons for worker safety

How Exoskeletons are Changing Construction and Manufacturing Industries

Technology is continuing to make revolutionary strides in construction and manufacturing industries. Leading this charge are exoskeletons, also known as exosuits. While majority of today’s $130 million wearable robotics market is for medical exoskeletons, these wearable machines are slowly making their way into the construction industry to increase safety and productivity for all workers. Industrial […]
Exosuit improves metabolic rate

Scientists Develop Exosuit that Improves Metabolic Rate of Walking and Running

When walking or running, our gaits cover a wide range of speeds. For example, we may take a leisurely walk in the park, but when we face danger we run for our lives. In the past, researchers have developed exosuits that help with rehabilitation and assist workers in doing heavy labor. Assisting walking and running […]