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 the health and safety of patients. RoboGait and FreeGait products manufactured by Bama Technology have CE certificates attesting to compliance with European legislation on the protection of patient health and safety in medical devices.
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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