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Exoskeleton ShieldX from SuitX for cardiologists

Protect your spine and shoulders with shieldX. The shieldX is worn under the radiation protective apron and reduces the load on the spine by shifting the entire weight of the apron from the shoulders to the buttocks and hips.

Industry sectors

  • Cardiology
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Functions and advantages

Everything you need to know about the features and benefits of the Exoskeleton ShieldX from SuitX for cardiologists need to know.

The low-profile design can be worn under most aprons throughout the day without tiring the user's shoulders, neck or back. Modeled after award-winning shoulderX technology, the patented frame design conforms to each user's unique body shape while promoting a healthy standing posture. Aircraft-grade aluminum and durable polycarbonate transfer loads along the spine, while a breathable mesh hammock and soft hip padding keep the frame comfortable against the body. Optional fans provide active cooling by drawing air from the cavity of the apron around the legs and blowing it upward toward the head and arms. Heavy radiation aprons can cause injury.

  • Relieves the user's shoulders 100 % from the weight of the apron
  • Adjustable height for all users
  • Flexible hip frame adjusts to fit a 28-60″ waistline
  • Optional fan attachments for cooling airflow
  • Breathable mesh lumbar support promotes healthy posture while standing
  • Ergonomic mesh lumbar support conforms to body contour for comfortable weight transfer
  • Removable textiles for hygiene
  • Docking and disembarkation time in less than 10 seconds
  • Intuitive backpack style interface
  • Light weight of 1.5 kg. All the weight is transferred to the hips, nothing weighs on the shoulders
  • Low profile - can be worn under any radiation protective apron

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Company information

Facts & Figures

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.

Company address

  • SuitX
  • 4512 Hollis Street
  • Emeryville, California
  • 94608
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