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suitX

suitX, which is also known as US Bionics, designs and manufactures both medical and industrial exoskeletons that are designed to solve common problems faced by workers and people with gait impairment to make everyday life better. suitX has received Series A investments, been awarded two National Science Foundation awards, and won a Saint Gobain Nova Innovation Award.

suitX
2806 Ashby Ave.
Berkeley, CA
United States

suitX, which is also known as US Bionics, is a robotics company spun out of University of California, Berkeley’s Human Engineering Lab that designs and manufactures both medical and industrial exoskeletons. The suitX Phoenix exoskeleton is designed to help people with mobility disorders walk again. The Phoenix exoskeleton costs $40,000, which certainly isn’t cheap, but it’s the least expensive of all the medical exoskeletons. And Phoenix weighs just 27 pounds, positioning itself among the lightest exoskeletons out there. And it will soon get even lighter. The company says a lighter battery is in development that will drop the overall weight of the Phoenix exoskeleton to 25 pounds.


suitX News, Products & Resources
suitX MAX Exoskeleton Designed to Reduce Workplace Injuries
suitX's Modular Agile eXoskeleton (MAX) is made up of three exoskeletons called backX, shoulderX, and legX that can be worn independently or in any combination depending on the need.

Talking Exoskeletons with suitX Founder Dr. Homayoon Kazerooni
We caught up with suitX CEO and founder Dr. Kazerooni to get his insights on how to bring lightweight, affordable exoskeletons to everyone who needs one. We also discuss the role insurance companies play in the exoskeleton industry and, of course, suitX's Phoenix exoskeleton that's due out in March 2016.

suitX Phoenix Exoskeleton is Lightweight and ‘Affordable’
The suitX Phoenix exoskeleton, which will be available in March 2016, weighs 27 pounds and costs $40,000, both of which are relatively low when compared to other exoskeletons.


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