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Paexo Shoulder for shoulder relief for industry from Ottobock

The Otto Back exoskeleton or Ottobock Paexo Back works according to a biomechanical principle: This exoskeleton absorbs force when bending and releases it again when lifting, making the load easier to bear. With the Paexo Back exoskeleton, the load is taken off at the shoulder and redirected to the thighs. Even the Augsburger Puppenkiste uses the Paexo Shoulder for their performances.

Industry sectors

  • Logistics
  • Package distributor
  • Warehouse
  • Assembly industry

Functions and advantages

Everything you need to know about the features and benefits of the Paexo Shoulder for shoulder relief for industry from Ottobock need to know.


Paexo Back can provide support up to 25 kg. The control of the system is a technological world first that automatically shuts off to ensure you full range of motion. This can distinguish between bending and walking and automatically shuts off when walking to ensure full range of motion. The Paexo Back price depends on volume and on-site introductory training. Should you wish to purchase the Paexo Soft Back, please feel free to contact us. We will assist in obtaining the best Paexo Soft Back price for you.

  • Only 4 kg
  • Quick on and off
  • Up to 25 kg relief
  • Automatic motion detection
  • Size is customizable

The Ottobock Shoulder is a passive exoskeleton for shoulder support designed for overhead work. It is part of the Paexo family of assistive devices for workers and is the successor to the Paexo Shoulder. The Ottobock Shoulder is specifically designed for use in logistics, manufacturing and maintenance overhead tasks. It can be combined with an integrated neck support attachment (Paexo Neck), a fire-resistant shoulder jacket and a carrying strap for tools. Compared to the Paexo Shoulder, it offers several improvements, including faster donning and doffing time, a reversible magnetic closure, tool-free sizing and torque adjustment, color coding for easy fitting and improved arm cuffs. The Ottobock Shoulder offers several service and maintenance packages to choose from. It is suitable for workers with a body height of 160 cm to 190 cm.

The Paexo Shoulder is an industrial exoskeleton from Ottobock specifically designed to relieve shoulder strain in industry. It can be used both indoors and outdoors and focuses on supporting the upper body, especially the shoulders, neck and arms, during overhead work. The exoskeleton weighs 1.9 kg and is suitable for users with a body height of 160 to 190 cm. It can be used on machines, but driving forklifts or transporters is not possible. The Paexo Shoulder is dust and water resistant and can be used in temperatures up to 50 degrees. It is sold in Europe, Asia and the USA and the minimum purchase is 2 pieces. No regular maintenance is required. The exoskeleton allows lifting up to 6 kg per arm. The manufacturer, Ottobock, has its headquarters and production in Germany. It has the CE mark. A trial package is offered by the manufacturer, charging 2,900 euros for 2 weeks, with 50 % creditable against the purchase price. The product has a warranty of 1 year.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

What is the Paexo Shoulder?

The Paexo Shoulder is a passive exoskeleton from Ottobock that supports people who perform physically demanding activities with raised arms on a daily basis. It relieves pressure on the shoulder joints and upper arms using cable pull technology, for example during overhead work in assembly, crafts or construction.

How does the Paexo Shoulder work?

The weight of the raised arms is transferred to the hips via the arm shell using a mechanical steep traction technique. The system is worn like a backpack.

What are the consequences of working overhead for the human body?

When working above shoulder and head height, joints and muscles in the shoulders, arms and back are subjected to extremely hard strain. In addition, the neck muscles can become tense as the person leans back. Furthermore, working overhead affects blood flow to the arms due to hydrostatic pressure in the blood vessels. Employers' duty of care therefore includes the consideration of introducing exoskeletons.

Does the Paexo Shoulder weaken my own muscles?

No, because all movements must be carried out by yourself. It only redistributes the load in your interest. So the load is redistributed to the hip.

Does the Paexo Shoulder restrict me in other activities? Do I have to wear the Paexo exoskeleton separately for overhead work?

With the Paexo Shoulder, you can sit down and give things up from the floor. It can be worn all day.

For which body sizes is the Paexo Shoulder suitable?

The Paexo Shoulder can be individually adjusted to body heights between 160 cm and 190 cm. We therefore recommend the use of an exoskeleton with an employee so that the settings are permanently set to be ideal for the user.

Can more than one person share a Paexo Shoulder?

Would not recommend, because it should be properly adjusted per person. In addition, this would reduce efficiency in the industry, because you have to readjust the system before putting it on. Furthermore, for hygienic reasons, it should not be passed on to another user.

How long does it take to put on and take off the Paexo Shoulder?

It takes less than 15 seconds to put down, and less than 30 seconds to put on.

Can I wear the Paexo Shoulder all day?

Yes you can. Otherwise, simply due to the fast on and off time briefly at the break on or off.

How much does the Paexo Shoulder weigh?

Under 2 kg.

Are there any restrictions on the operating temperature or frame conditions?

The Paexo Shoulder should not be exposed to excessive sunlight or to temperatures above or below -10 to 45 °C. Contact with heat, embers and fire should also be avoided.

How to clean the Paexo Shoulder?

The technique can be wiped with a damp cloth as described in the operating instructions. The textiles can be easily removed and washed. However, the washing process should be implemented during operation.

In which country is it produced?

It is made in Germany.

Do you have any questions?

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Company information

Facts & Figures

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.

Company address

  • Otto Bock HealthCare Germany GmbH
  • Max Näder Street 15
  • D-37115 Duderstadt

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