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Parker Hannifin Indego Exoskeleton Receives FDA Clearance
The Food and Drug Administration has given Parker Hannifin permission to market and sell its Indego exoskeleton for clinical and personal use in the United States. Parker Hannifin said it will commercially launch Indego in the US in the coming months. Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsRobot City Being Built in Japan
Exoskeleton startup Cyberdyne is building Cybernic City, a development in Japan that will feature robot helpers that work in the medical, industrial and agricultural industries. Cyberdyne wants to make visible progress on Cybernic City by 2020. Health & Sports · Wearable Robots · Future TechReWalk Exoskeleton Reluctantly Covered by Insurance Co.
After an independent medical review organization overturned the initial denial of coverage, an insurance company in the Northwestern United States will reluctantly cover the $69,500 cost of a beneficiary's ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton. Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsTalking 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. Health & Sports · Wearable Robots3D Printing Plays Major Role in Super Bowl 50
Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will wear a 3D-printed brace during Super Bowl 50 to protect his broken right forearm. Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports · Wearable Robots · Sports & FitnesssuitX 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. Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsPhoenix99 Bionic Eye to Begin Human Trials
Scientists at the University of New South Wales want to begin human trials of the Phoenix99, a fully implantable bionic eye that has the world’s first neural stimulation technology. The scientists want to implant the Phoenix99 bionic eye in 12 patients over the next two years. Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsWatch: Man Lifts Mini Cooper with DIY Exoskeleton
Engineer James Hobson built himself an exoskeleton that allowed him to easily lift a 2,524lb Mini Cooper. Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsExoskeleton Market to Reach $1.8B in 2025
A new report from ABI Research predicts the robotic exoskeleton sector to reach $1.8 billion in 2025, up from $68 million in 2014, for a CAGR of 39.6%. Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsVA Now Pays for ReWalk’s Exoskeleton for Veterans
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs will now cover the cost of ReWalk Robotics' exoskeleton for eligible paralyzed veterans. The exoskeleton costs $69,500 and was too expensive for many injured veterans. Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsAre We Close to Star Wars-like Prosthetics?
Imperial College London discusses how prototype sensor technology may make robotic prosthetics more user-friendly for people in the future. Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsCMU’s Robotic Leg Gives Amputees Better Balance
Carnegie Mellon University has developed a control strategy based on human reflexes that has shown promise in simulation, producing stable walking gaits over uneven terrain and better recovery from trips and shoves. Health & Sports · Wearable Robots · Medical RobotsThis 3D Printed Robot Hand Responds to Human Grips
A soft robotic hand that is 3D printed uses integrated air chambers that work like bellows, responding to the pressure applied when held by a human hand. The hand was created as part of a project to improve robot-human interactions. Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports · Wearable Robots3D Printed Hand Exoskeleton Simplifies Rehab
The Assisted Finger Orthosis hand exoskeleton can be customized for an individual using 48 parameters. The battery-powered device uses small linear motors that can be programmed to move fingers as part of the rehab process. Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsPodcast: Talking 3D Printed Robotic Hands with Joel Gibbard
Joel Gibbard, founder of Open Bionics, joins us to discuss the development of the company's low-cost, advanced robotic hands that are created using 3D printing. We also talk about Open Bionics' superhero-themed robot hands and what the future holds. Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
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