Human Mechanical Technologies (HMT), based in Tarbes (65) near the Pyrenees, is a company founded in 2017 that has built up its expertise in ergonomics and technology with the aim of reducing occupational risks and promoting optimal working conditions. HMT designs, manufactures and integrates physical support equipment to protect employees from the risk of musculoskeletal disorders and the painful nature of certain activities without restricting mobility. HMT's expertise is based on our ability to combine ergonomic analysis with the real benefits of exoskeletons to address a specific problem and offer a strategic solution for the development of companies.
Auxsys was founded in 2022 with headquarters in Aachen, Germany. The development of the exoskeleton technology started in 2016 with a small team and has been intensified with a larger development team since 2020.
Peter Kopf - founder, owner and "head" of the company, Otto Höbel as Technical Managing Director and Dr. Jonathan Kopf as third Managing Director together with meanwhile about 110 employees are constantly looking for new and better solutions to maintain or improve movement. We are medica Medizintechnik GmbH, based in Hochdorf in Upper Swabia. For more than 30 years we have been concentrating as a Family Company on the development and distribution of professional therapy equipment and software solutions for all phases of neurological and geriatric rehabilitation - our THERA-Trainers. As founder and managing director, Peter Kopf successfully leads the company together with Otto Höbel and Dr. Jonathan Kopf.
In 2004, Dr. Joe Hidler directed the Center for Applied Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Washington, DC. With a grant from the U.S. military to help injured veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, Dr. Hidler assembled a team of engineers and therapists to develop the "perfect" therapy tool. This resulted in Aretech, a company that is a world leader in developing advanced rehabilitation technologies to improve function and independence.
Founded in 2005, AlterG is a leader in developing transformative technologies that inspire and empower people to achieve their physical goals. In fact, AlterG can be found in over 5000 facilities around the world and has helped millions of people safely and consistently reach their goals and achieve better results. Alter G has been a ReWalk Company Group company since 2023.
ULSROBOTICS CO. Ltd (Shanghai Aosha Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.) is a leading exoskeleton development company based in Shanghai. The company's main focus is to create a pioneering exoskeleton technology platform. This platform includes advanced technologies such as force tracking, force feedback, and mechanical impedance simulation. The company was founded in 2018 and is working in parallel on prototype development Heavy for heavy loads and Mairs for teleoperation.
After private strokes of fate and a happy encounter with the medical director of a clinic in Graz/Austria, David Ram and Alexander Kollreider founded Tyromotion in 2007 - today's leading manufacturer of technology-based therapy devices.
JTEKT is a Japanese multinational company that offers exoskeletons under the J-PAS brand.
Marsi Bionics (Marsi) is an SME founded in 2013 as a spin-off of the Centro de Automática y Robótica (CAR), a joint center of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Since 2019, the CSIC has been part of the iMarsi shareholders. It is recognized as a technology-based company (TBC) that has a major impact on the development of disruptive technologies for the healthcare sector. Since its creation until the end of 2020, the main activity of the company is focused on the industrialization and certification of exoskeletons as medical devices, until obtaining the CE marking by the notified bodies, the authorization for their commercialization throughout Europe. The end of this phase will allow the commercialization and use of exoskeletons in controlled environments, i.e. hospitals and specialized therapy centers. Marsi Bionics has received numerous awards for its technological innovation and social impact, including the CEPYME 2015 Award for the best entrepreneurial project from the hands of King Philip VI, the FENIN 2017 Award for Entrepreneurship in Healthcare Technology or the Discapnet Award of the ONCE Foundation 2019, presented by H.M. Queen Letizia.
Egyptian medical exoskeleton start-up Cosmos Bionics was featured in an episode of Shark Tank Egypt that aired last month. Cosmos Bionics CEO Mina Ashraf Sadek and his team presented to the sharks and then answered their questions for a 24-minute broadcast segment. The pitch included that there are over 2 million people in Egypt alone who suffer from mobility impairments. Cosmos Bionics Ltd. is a product development start-up founded in Egypt in 2022 that aims to produce powered medical exoskeletons and other technologically advanced bionic products.
Biolift's exoskeleton was born out of a need expressed by Eurovia Québec, a VINCI subsidiary and one of the world leaders in the construction of transport infrastructure and urban development. With a desire to act early on the risks associated with occupational accidents, Eurovia Québec sees exoskeletons as a promising solution to this challenge. Since 2019, the Biolift team has been working with workers from Eurovia Québec and several construction companies to offer a customized solution tailored to the needs of the industry.
Abilitech Medical is a company that develops innovative technologies to help people with neuromuscular impairments of the arm muscles perform everyday tasks in their homes, workplaces and communities. In 2016, Abilitech Medical, Inc. was founded by a group of dedicated and knowledgeable individuals who have experience with upper limb impairments. The founder is Angie Conley.
REEV SAS is a france startup and was founded in 2021 from Amaury Ciurana and Robin Temporelli. "At REEV our mission is to help millions of people affected by walking disorders to overcome their daily disability by becoming more autonomous and independent in their movements. To achieve this mission, we are making a smart and patient-centric robotic orthosis providing a light assistance to walk, stand, sit and climb stairs more easily everyday. We do this because we believe everyone deserves to enjoy his mobility to the fullest everyday, regardless of his level of disability or age."
The Shanghai-based company developed an exoskeleton for personal use in 2018, which was funded through a Kickstarter campaign in 2023. There, Hypershell raised more than $1.2 million. The solution is designed for running and walking and can assist the wearer with 1 horsepower. It will enter the market in 2024. Supported by data and Miracleplus (Y-Combinator China), Hypershell is on a mission to continuously promote human progress. Since its establishment in 2021, Hypershell has developed innovative technologies and products in the field of exoskeleton to transform people's lifestyles and enable technology to improve lives.
Seismic's technology was originally developed at SRI International for a DARPA-funded program to reduce the risk of injury and improve the endurance of soldiers. Recognizing that the technology was not just for military use, Seismic spun off SRI to explore Powered Clothing for a wide range of applications.
"Shenzhen Enhanced Power Technology Co., Ltd (ER) is a high-tech company established in 2018, specializing in the development of electric exoskeletons. Our cutting-edge technology has led to the launch of the world's first consumer exoskeleton in 2021. This innovative product is equipped with advanced support and resistance functions and is suitable for various applications such as walking, fitness and professional sports training. ER is headquartered in Shenzhen and has a state-of-the-art automated production facility, ensuring precision and efficiency in our manufacturing process."
The company was founded in 2018 and has been live with the product since November 2022.
Evomotion is a medical device manufacturer and medical technology company that specializes in the field of functional electrostimulation and its research with its innovative products. The company was founded by Aljoscha Diercks in 2016 with the basic idea of evomove®. The basis for the development and further development is our research on movement analysis and the positive effects of electrostimulation on our users*. Evomotion currently employs more than 20 people from different disciplines who share the same passion for the progressive idea.
The Moveo story begins overseas, in Australia, Canada and the United States. The intuition ExoBand came up in Harvard, but was then implemented in Italy by an all-Italian team. ExoBand is the result of more than 10 years of research and development by Ing. Fausto Panizzolo, PhD. in the field of biomechanics and robotics.
It all started at Harvard in 2012, when we were commissioned by DARPA to develop the core technology behind our Exosuit. 10 years later, we're using that same technology to power and support employees across all industries. The company was founded in 2012 and has been commercially selling the SafeLift since 2020. The company raised $15,000,000 in a Serias A funding round. Verve Motion offers leasing and exo-as-a-service.
Exy is a startup founded in 2018 in Curitiba, Paraná state, Brazil. Exy is the market leader in Brazil and has customers such as ThyssenKrupp and Honda.
AX Lightness GmbH was founded in 1999 near Bayreuth and is one of the market leaders for the production and manufacturing of carbon parts, including bicycles and more. All products are produced in Duderstadt in Germany in elaborate manual work with the help of high-tech machines. Industries: High-tech carbon components for the sports industry, automotive, motorsports and medical technology. 2023, the company has developed its first carbon exoskeleton called Thorax.
Pedasys is a company that designs and manufactures power-assisted robots and rehabilitation systems. Pedasys Company serves paraplegic patients, the elderly, people with lower limb disabilities, athletes and those who perform extensive cyclic work by designing and manufacturing robotic systems for rehabilitation and motor support. "EXOPED" is the first and only rehabilitation powered exoskeleton in the Middle East developed and manufactured by Pedasys. By 2021, 5 rehabilitation centers in Tehran are equipped with EXOPED and with the ability to be used with a special rollator, which is the latest upgrade, its market is spreading nationwide. EXOPED has the approval of the Iranian Ministry of Health, a patent certificate and has also received the 1st place of KANZ2018 in the competition with 1045 companies from Islamic nations. Pedasys R&D team is developing the personal version of EXOPED and it is hoped that patients will find the opportunity to use it soon.
Indian manufacturer for extremely low-cost solutions, despite high quality, for inflationary use in third countries. The company holds five patents and was at the den of lions show called Shark Tank in India.
HEXAR Humancare was born in the Robotics Engineering Lab at Hanyang University. HEXAR Humancare first investigated wearable robots based on robotic technology in Korea. HEXAR Humancare tried to compensate for human physical weaknesses by using R&D capabilities and robotics technology. In other words, the small step of HEXA Humancare has begun to realize its dream of enhancing human muscle strength and power by amplifying movements and activities to create even more amazing opportunities. Many domestic and foreign venture investors have shown interest in HEXAR Humancare's technology and vision. In 2019, HEXAR funded approximately 4 billion won (EUR 2.9 million) in investments. At a time when diversity and speed are quickly overwhelming technology and thinking, HEXAR Humancare is sure to grow with constant innovation and competitive cutting-edge products in the market to meet the needs of investors and customers. Founded in 2016 by Ph.D. Han, Chang Soo, who holds the following roles: President of Korean Society of Rehabilitation Robots (KORERO), Member of Innovation & Challenge Project Promotion Committee, A full-time member of National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK), A former professor of robotics at Hanyang University. The company has 27 employees and 102 patents in 2023.
HEXAR's products can be rented or transferred to the buyer after five years. The shortest rental period is ten days. The solutions have a CE marking and are certified according to ISO13485.
CIONIC builds bionic clothing that can analyze and augment human movement, allowing the body to move more freely and with greater control. In addition to being lightweight and durable, the system is powered by powerful algorithms that adapt in real time to each individual's mobility needs. And open APIs have been developed, allowing researchers and clinicians to develop new solutions as easily as creating an app for your phone. CIONIC was founded in 2018 by serial entrepreneur Jeremiah Robison, who believed there had to be better ways to diagnose his daughter's cerebral palsy than crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs. CIONIC has raised a total of $23.3M in 4 rounds of funding. The latest funding was raised on September 28, 2022 in a Series A round. CIONIC is funded by 6 investors. JobsOhio Growth Capital Fund and Caffeinated Capital are the most recent investors.
MAMA was founded in 2010 and produces exoskeletons as well as other solutions such as active knee prostheses, public disinfection devices, intelligent drones and serious game design. BAMA Technology is an R&D company established in 2010 in Ankara to develop robotic rehabilitation systems. BAMA Technology is certified to ISO 13485:2003, which certifies compliance with international standards for medical device design, production and service. This legislation establishes the standards used in many countries around the world to protect patient health and safety. RoboGait and FreeGait products manufactured by Bama Technology have CE certificates attesting to their compliance with European legislation on the protection of patient health and safety in medical devices. BAMA is the first and only local company operating in the field of rehabilitation robotics in Turkey.
FREE Bionics' journey began with the first team of scientists at ITRI Taiwan (Industrial Technology Research Institute, the national leading institute developing robotics technology). After overcoming obstacles and challenges, the team spun off from ITRI in 2017 with the 2016 R&D 100 Award. It is the first independent company in Taiwan to develop powered exoskeletons, exosuits and bionic technology products. The company primarily operates in Taiwan and Japan, but has distributors in Italy, Greece and Poland, among other countries.
Festool is a family-owned company based in Wendlingen, Germany, and specializes in high-quality power tools. The company has a whole 2,700 employees in 2022 and developed the product itself. The company has several worldwide locations and was founded in 1925. It is exciting that the company itself has now developed an exoskeleton called ExoActive, although the subsidiary (exoIQ GmbH belongs to Festool GmbH and the TTS Group) has also developed an exoskeleton called S700.
The company was founded in 2017 by Dr. Kyoungchul Kong.
The Japan-based company was founded back in 2003 and is one of the industry leaders in Japan. Cyberdyne has raised a total of ¥5.8B in 9 rounds of financing. The latest funding was raised on March 26, 2014 in a Venture - Series Unknown round. Cyberdyne is registered under the ticker TYO:7779 Cyberdyne is funded by 9 investors. Venture Labo Investment and Skystar Finance are the most recent investors. Cyberdyne has made 23 investments. The most recent investment was made on July 11, 2022 when LIFESCAPES raised 720 million yen. Cyberdyne has made 3 exits. Cyberdyne's most notable exits include Allm, Kringle Pharma, and Miraisens.
The company from Italy was founded by Andrea Santi and has won many awards.
The company was founded in 2014 by Dr. Miachel Glober.
500 million JPY / $50,000
TWIICE, thanks to the development of a modular exoskeleton to assist walking, allows the user to regain autonomy in daily activities such as sitting and standing or walking on flat and uneven ground. The designers' intention is also to (re)return to its users some of the sensations associated with walking or simply standing. A single exoskeleton alone will not be able to meet all expectations, as each handicap is unique: there is a need to design a modular and customizable product. With a weight of 15 kg and an autonomy of 3 hours, this exoskeleton is designed to respond to different pathologies, morphologies and user experiences. Its technical design is based on the pursuit of simplicity, which gives the device robustness, reliability and lightness.
In March 2020, the TWIICE and EPFL team shared a dramatic video of a powered lower body exoskeleton being used on the scenic snowy mountain slopes of Europe (Link: Powered Exoskeleton To Enable Individuals With SCI To Go Ski Touring). TWIICE is now pleased to announce that work on the project is continuing and commercialization of the WIITE gait-assisting exoskeleton for ski touring is planned for 2022.
The WIITE-powered exoskeleton for ski touring is a technological partnership between Sonceboz, a motor manufacturer based in the Bernese Jura, which supplies high-torque, compact electric motors. The components were developed in collaboration with EPFL's REHAssist group and are used across the TWIICE family of electric exoskeletons. "Fischer Connectors, based in St-Prex and also supporting the project, has provided a customized version of the electrical connectors integrated into the exoskeleton."
Twiice has raised a total of CHF110K in 3 financing rounds. The most recent financing was raised on May 23, 2017 in a non-equity assistance round.
Twiice is funded by 3 investors. MassChallenge and Venture Kick are the latest investors.
It is created through a license from the Cajal Institute (CSIC) and in collaboration with the National Hospital for Paraplegics in Toledo. Cyber Human Systems is a spin off of Gogoa Mobility Robots. GOGOA Mobility Robots has received a total of 1.6 million euros in 2 rounds of funding. The latest funding was raised in a grant round on December 1, 2018.
GOGOA Mobility Robots is funded by 2 investors. EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs and BIC Gipuzkoa Berrilan are the latest investors.
Originating from an EPFL project, autonomyo today offers a prototype for rehabilitation that improves training access, intensity and frequency and leads to an overall higher therapy success. The AUTONOMYO project was initiated by the Swiss Association against Neuromuscular Diseases ASRIMM. It is currently also supported by the Swiss Foundation for Research on Neuromuscular Diseases FSRMM and the Swiss Multiple Sclerosis Society. The REHAssist group is working with CHUV to evaluate the safety and utility of such devices for individuals with different types of diseases in the clinical setting. Finally, industrial partners such as Faulhaber GmbH are supporting the project to incorporate innovative drive technologies.
exoIQ GmbH was founded in Hamburg in 2017 and develops intelligently designed support systems. The roots lie in a university research project at the Helmut Schmidt University, where research on exoskeletons has been conducted since 2014. The aim of the activities is to relieve people of strenuous, physical activities and thus change the future of work. Currently in 2022, the company employs 20 people. ExoIQ is a company of the TTS Tooltechnic Systems Group and can therefore draw on know-how from other sister companies such as Festool, Cleantec and Tanos.
The company is a spin off of Gogoa Mobility Robots Company.
Auxivo AG was founded in 2019 as a spin-off of the Laboratory of Rehabilitation Technology at ETH Zurich.
The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Hamburg, Germany. Ekso Bionics acquires the exoskeleton, human motion and control businesses of Parker Hannifin (Indego). Ekso Bionics has raised a total of $187.9 million in 13 rounds of financing. The most recent financing was on February 11, 2021, in a post-IPO equity round.Ekso Bionics is registered under the ticker NASDAQ:EKSO. Ekso Bionics is funded by 5 investors. Bridge Bank and Montrose Capital Partners are the latest investors.
Paexo is the industrial brand of Ottobock, the world's largest provider of orthotic, prosthetic and exoskeletal solutions and stands for "Passive Exoskeleton". Mollii Suit was founded by Fredrik Lundqvist. Later, Nicolas Loren Abboud and Malte Binting joined the team as co-founders. Later, the company was acquired by Ottobock in 2021 to strengthen the Neuro Orthetics division.
SuitX was acquired and further developed by Ottobock in 2021. SuitX has raised a total of $7.1 million in 4 rounds of financing. The most recent funding was on May 11, 2021 in a Venture - Series Unknown round. SuitX is funded by 2 investors. Wistron Corporation and National Science Foundation are the most recent investors.
The Lokomat was sold 1,000 times (as of 2022). The Erigo system was sold a total of 418 times by 2022, including to Schön Klinik. The company was founded in 1996 and maintains more than 100 employees
NP stands as an abbreviation for Naked Prosthetics
The tech startup Hunic was founded in 2017 by Jonas Mast in Baiersbronn and funded in a Companisto crowdfunding. In 2022, the team launched a renewed funding goal of EUR 300,000 on Conda.at. According to Hunic, the company's revenue has tripled since 2019 and is aiming for revenue growth of EUR one million in 2022.
Exxomove was founded in 2019 by Konstanze Hager.
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Also develop helmets with Bluetooth and specialize in ski gadgets.
MATE means Muscular Aiding Tech Exoskeleton. Cooperates with Össur. Founded in 1973.
Develop as Collaborative effort assist robot in France
The Group plans to place various robotics technologies in other areas. These include a hotel service robot, a sales service robot, electric vehicle charging technology and other robotic personal mobility solutions.