LegX is an exoskeleton that supports the user's knees and allows them to squat repeatedly or for extended periods of time with ease. Active relief for knee pain and fatigue.
Everything you need to know about the features and benefits of the Exoskeleton LegX from SuitX for sitting and squatting in industry need to know.
The size of the exoskeleton and the level of support it provides can be customized for the user depending on their individual needs. The legX offers two different functions: Smart Mode and Locking Mode, which can be used independently or in combination. In Smart Mode, the system moves out of the way when walking or climbing stairs. When squatting, it automatically engages and transfers some of the user's weight beyond the knee to the floor. In this mode, the user is supported both going down and going up. In locking mode, the exoskeleton can be used like a chair that can be adjusted to different heights.
LegX also features a locking mode in which the exoskeleton can be used like a chair (or a chairless chair). An anthropomorphic profile and adjustable size allow for natural movement and intuitive awareness of one's position in a confined space. legX moves freely with a worker without impeding the wearer and assists with squatting activities.
Another feature of the legX (and all SuitX products) is the special attention paid to integration with existing safety equipment. The legX can be worn over most common (and mandatory) safety belts.
Significant reduction in rectus femoris activity with exoskeleton was observed (median reduction: 22%-56% and peak reduction: 12%-48% for slab task and median reduction: 57% and peak reduction: 34% for floor task).
LegX significantly reduces rectus femoris activity during static (floor) and dynamic (plate) squat work and can reduce the pain and discomfort associated with squatting and potentially reduce the risk of developing knee pain. Dynamic work benefits from both locking and spring support, with the greatest benefit occurring with a combination of both.
The LegX exoskeleton from SuitX is specially designed for use in the industrial environment. It enables comfortable sitting and squatting and focuses on the lower body region, especially the legs. With the LegX, users can work in a sitting or squatting position for extended periods of time without putting strain on their legs and lower back. The exoskeleton does not require a battery or other power source as it is purely mechanical. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and can be used in temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius.
The LegX exoskeleton is versatile and finds application in various sectors such as assembly, crafts and industry. It weighs 6 kg and is suitable for users with a height of 165 to 190 cm. The exoskeleton can be used on machines, but does not support forklift driving or van driving. It is also not suitable for sitting on a chair. The LegX exoskeleton is water and dust resistant, which allows its use in various conditions.
The net retail price of the LegX exoskeleton is EUR 4576. It can be purchased in the USA, Asia and Europe. The minimum purchase is 1 piece. The exoskeleton requires regular maintenance and offers a maximum weight capacity of 85 kg for lifting.
The manufacturer of the LegX exoskeleton is headquartered in the USA and production also takes place in the USA. The exoskeleton is CE marked and comes with a 1-year warranty. However, it does not come with an instruction manual. However, the manufacturer offers a trial package where two devices are available for one week at a price of 4990 EUR.
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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.
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