HeroWear Launches Apex 2 Exosuit to Help Reduce Back Injury Risk
March 10, 2023
Bending and lifting are common sources of workplace injuries, and HeroWear gathered feedback from users in multiple industries for improvements in its Apex 2 device.
Wandercraft Gets FDA Clearance for Exoskeleton Suit Designed to Help People Relearn How to Walk
January 27, 2023
Wandercraft said the clearance is a "significant milestone" for the French maker of the Atalante assistive exoskeleton as it expands in the U.S.
Cionic Works With fuseproject on Design of Wearable Neural Sleeve
July 19, 2022
Cionic, whose wearable device is intended to assist mobility for people with impairments, is working with Yves Behar's design firm fuseproject to prioritize the user experience.
Labrador Systems to Receive Engelberger Foundation Grant for Advances in Assistive Robotics
June 8, 2022
Labrador Systems, which has developed the Retriever mobile robot to assist people in the home so they can age in place, will receive an Engelberger Foundation grant at Automate 2022.
Festo and MassRobotics Mark Success of Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst
April 28, 2022
Festo and MassRobotics celebrated the milestones achieved by the four global companies in their joint Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst program.
Cionic’s Neural Sleeve Gets FDA Clearance; Wearable Companies Reflect on Industry’s Future
March 8, 2022
Cionic’s new leg sleeve helps patients learn to walk again. It’s one of several companies making wearable technology focused on health.
Robotics Promises to Help People With Disabilities
March 6, 2022
The Paralympics are a good occasion to look at robotics, exoskeletons, prosthetics, and other assistive technologies in development.
11 Questions About the Future of Robotics With a Senior Engineer at ARRC
March 4, 2022
Fatima Al Nuaimi, a senior associate engineer at the Autonomous Robotics Research Centre in Abu Dhabi, shared her experiences and insights in advance of International Women's Day.
ReWalk Robotics, Imago Rehab Join Massachusetts Funded Wearables Research With Harvard, Boston University
March 4, 2022
Massachusetts has awarded a grant worth $3 million to collaborators at Harvard, Boston University, ReWalk Robotics, and Imago Rehab to develop and commercialize assistive robotics.
Myomo Acquires Japanese Patent for MyoPro Wearable Robotics
February 21, 2022
Myomo has added a patent from Japan to its family of 20 global patents for the MyoPro wearable device, which is designed for both assistive and therapeutic use on upper limbs.
HeroWear Exo-LiFFT Tool Assesses Exoskeleton Effectiveness in Reducing the Risk of Back Injury
February 14, 2022
Lower-back injuries account for nearly 40% of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, which exoskeletons could reduce by as much as 60%, finds a HeroWear study with Vanderbilt and Auburn universities.
Kinova Raises $48M to Commercialize Robots for Medical, Manufacturing Markets
February 9, 2022
Kinova has received venture capital from Graham Partners and funding from the Canadian government to commercialize cobots, increase its engineering staff, and develop new products.
Hyundai and Boston Dynamics Discuss Metamobility Concept at CES 2022
January 6, 2022
Hyundai said a combination of its modular mobile platforms, Boston Dynamics' legged robots, and virtual reality will change the transportation of goods and people.
Cionic Feasibility Study Finds Neural Sleeve Provides Significant Improvement to Gait
November 10, 2021
Cionic said its Neural Sleeve is the first algorithm-powered bionic clothing to help people with neurological disorders regain functional movement in everyday activities
Festo and MassRobotics Choose Four Companies for Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst
October 21, 2021
Festo and MassRobotics will help the companies chosen for the Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst program with introductions, subject-matter experts, and technical and marketing support.