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The 52+ best exoskeletons as assistive devices, in medicine, in the home environment and for rehabilitation

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The big exoskeleton aid comparison: How do exoskeletons differ in medicine?

Medical exoskeletons as well as exoskeletons as aids have a supporting role in healthcare and rehabilitation. They are clearly different from exoskeletons from industry, because exoskeletons as aids are used for rehabilitation and not for prevention. For example, they enable patients with neurological diseases to learn to walk again more quickly or to communicate at eye level in society. For private users, an exoskeleton enables them to regain a feeling of independence and autonomy in their home environment. A social stigma is transformed into a real technological eye-catcher with a small-talk guarantee. But exoskeletons are also revolutionizing the speed of recovery in rehab. If previously two physiotherapists completed few hundreds of steps in one training day with a stroke patient, with an exoskeleton it could be several thousand with only one physiotherapist. Training efficiency is increased tremendously. In the following guide you will find an overview of all existing exoskeletons, all manufacturers that are approved or applicable as assistive devices used in medicine or rehabilitation, as well as an overview of all myoelectric orthoses All assistive devices exoskeletons are sorted for you by indications, weight, body size and much more. You can compare the solutions on your own or use our free & non-binding consultation.

Medical exoskeletons as well as exoskeletons in rehabilitation or as aids in personal use differ in more than 80 factors. There are significant differences such as the weight of the user, body size, price and indication, but also peripheral factors such as volume, battery duration, stair climbing function and residual muscle function strength. We have tested all exoskeletons on the market for you and listed some differences:

 

  • Exoskeleton for legs, back, hand or arms
  • Exoskeleton weight
  • User weight
  • Body height of the user
  • Indications / Diagnoses
  • Residual muscle function or complete paralysis
  • Cognitive skills
  • Waterproof (immersion waterproof or splash waterproof)
  • Price
  • Auxiliary number or not
  • Cost subsidy cash register
  • Sales Germany / Europe / USA / Asia
  • Volume
  • Mechanics by electricity or compressed air
  • Collapsible / Dismantlable
  • With battery or without battery
  • Maximum wearing time
  • Stair climbing function
  • With app or without
  • Balance sensor vs. use of crutches
  • Seating options with exoskeleton
  • Rotation speed
  • Back or knee exoskeleton: exoskeleton for knee or back
  • Transport possibility
  • and many other attributes

The best mobile exoskeletons as an aid for personal everyday use and the home environment

angelsuit

Angel Suit exoskeleton for everyday life by Angel Robotics for incomplete paralysis.

Biomotum

Biomotum: Exoskeleton Spark from Biomotum

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C-Brace: Computer-controlled leg orthosis from Ottobock

Myosuit_Hiking

Exoskeleton Myosuit from Myoswiss for patients with residual muscle function

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Exoped exoskeleton for everyday life from Pedasys for the lower gaiters

exopulse

The Exopulse Mollii Suit from Ottobock for spasms and MS

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Free Walk from Free Bionics

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HAL Exoskeleton Well-Being Lower Limb Pro for Everyday Life

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Hector H30A for daily support of the hip in everyday life from Hexar

Indego-Reha

Indego Parker: lightweight exoskeleton for gait therapy

keeogo_exoskeleton

Keeogo: Exoskeleton for ambulatory persons with residual muscle function by B-Temia.

phoenix

Phoenix extremely lightweight exoskeleton from SuitX for home and clinics

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ReWalk Personal 6.0: Adaptable exoskeleton for everyday life at home and outdoors

roki-pro-exo

Roki Pro exoskeleton for private use or rehab (foldable)

angelrobotics

WalkOn exoskeleton for daily life by Angel Robotics for complete paralysis.

The best exoskeletons for rehabilitation (rehab)

Able exoskeleton-

Extra light exoskeleton from Able Human Motion for rehabilitation

angel-legs

Angel Legs M20 from Angel Robotics as gait trainer for incomplete paralysis

autonomyo-exo

Autonomyo exoskeleton for rehab

ExoAtlet_Bambini

The ExoAtlet Bambini: children's exoskeleton for rehabilitation training

Biomotum

Biomotum: Exoskeleton Spark from Biomotum

brace

C-Brace: Computer-controlled leg orthosis from Ottobock

Walking eksoNR

EksoNR specifically for MS patients in rehab and first FDA approval.

erigopro

Erigo Pro Patient Mobilization for Early Rehab Clinics

Myosuit_Hiking

Exoskeleton Myosuit from Myoswiss for patients with residual muscle function

ExoAtlet_Training

The ExoAtlet II: Exoskeleton for rehabilitation training as a therapeutic trainer in rehabilitation clinics.

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Exoped exoskeleton for everyday life from Pedasys for the lower gaiters

exopulse

The Exopulse Mollii Suit from Ottobock for spasms and MS

Gogoa_back

Exoskeleton Hank from Gogoa

free-bionic

Free Walk from Free Bionics

BAMA Manufacturer

FreeGait active exoskeleton from BAMA Teknoloji

cyberdyne hal

HAL Exoskeleton Lower Limb for the treatment of physical functions in rehabilitation.

Indego-Reha

Indego Parker: lightweight exoskeleton for gait therapy

keeogo_exoskeleton

Keeogo: Exoskeleton for ambulatory persons with residual muscle function by B-Temia.

Gogoa_side

The knee exoskeleton Belk of Gogoa for rehabilitation training in clinics

Lokomat

Lokomat patient mobilization for gait rehabilitation

phoenix

Phoenix extremely lightweight exoskeleton from SuitX for home and clinics

restoreexosuit

ReStore exoskeleton for gait training in stroke by ReWalk for restricted foot and ankle).

rex-bionics-man

Rex Bionics hand-free exoskeleton for rehabilitation

robogait-bama

RoboGait locomotor gait trainer from BAMA Teknoloji

roki-pro-exo

Roki Pro exoskeleton for private use or rehab (foldable)

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UAN.GO exoskeleton for rehab or clinic from U&O

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UNILEXA exoskeleton for rehab and clinics by Mebster

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Vemo System: Early mobilization of bedridden intensive care patients by Reactive Robotics.

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VisioGait gait trainer with screen from BAMA Teknoloji

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Walkbot robotic rehabilitation system for gait training

Wandercraft

Self-balancing Atalante X exoskeleton from Wandercraft for free hands

The best upper body exoskeletons as assistive devices as well as the best myoelectric orthoses

BebionicHand-EQD

BeBionic myoelectric hand EQD: Hand prosthesis from Ottobock

Exxomove app

Carbon hand: Get a Grip - Bionic hand orthosis from Bioservo

ossur-idigits-golfball

i-Digits Quantum: Myoelectric partial hand prosthesis from Össur

ossur-ilimb-hand-side

i-Limb Quantum: Multi-articulating myoelectric hand prosthesis from Össur

NpDevices

MCP Driver: Partial hand prosthesis from NP Devices

myopro3 arm

MyoPro: Myoelectric arm and hand orthosis from Myomo

Taska handles

Taska Handgen 2: Waterproof myoelectric hand prosthesis from Taska Prosthetics

Vincent Evolution Hand Front View

Vincent Evolution 4: Myoelectric hand prosthesis from Vincent Systems

The best alternatives to the exoskeleton: what is the exoskeleton alternative and how much does it cost?

Exxomove ball

Bateo: gripping aid arm robot for eWheelchair from Exxomove

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Hector H30A for daily support of the hip in everyday life from Hexar

Exoskeleton Care Japet.C

Japet C / W exoskeletons for relief of back pain

Narsi

Neural Sleeve™ electrostimulation for movement restrictions by CIONIC.

roki-wheels

Roki Wheels exoskeleton scooter to drive by Roki Robotics.

Saphenous training

Feeling leg prosthesis: Saphenus-Med therapy concept for the reduction of phantom limb pain

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Scewo Bro luxury electric wheelchair for stair climbing

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Exoskeleton legs: There are no single exoskeletons for the legs. There are exoskeletons knee systems like the computer controlled leg orthoses C-Brace such as from Ottobock or exoskeletons for the lower body (see everyday use). If you want to buy an exoskeleton knee, please contact us. A knee exoskeleton is primarily covered by the health insurance if the conditions are complete. There are special exoskeleton knee osteoarthritis systems and some for other special diagnoses. Let us advise you.

For hiking is especially the exoskeleton Myosuit from Myoswiss is suitable. You can also find an exoskeleton for walking at the category everyday use. All these exoskeletons are designed for walking in your own private environment.

If you are wondering which exoskeleton should be used for MS, the good news is that yes, there are exoskeletons for MS patients. The exoskeletons in everyday use have been developed for MS patients, among others. Furthermore there is the Mollii Suitwhich was developed for MS, Parkinson's disease and spasticity. Exoskeleton multiple sclerosis capable are further Myoswiss and Keoogo, both exoskeletons that require little residual muscle function. In case of complete paralysis we recommend ReWalk. Furthermore, the EksoNR the first exoskeleton approved by the FDA (USA) for the rehabilitation of MS patients, which significantly expands the use of the device to a broader patient population. Alternatively, there is also the Naural sleeve as an alternative to conventional solutions. 

Exoskeleton for paraplegic patients also exists. Using exoskeletons for paraplegia makes a lot of sense. In case of complete paralysis and no residual muscle function, we recommend the Personal 6.0 from Rewalk or the Phoenix. In cross-section, exoskeletons still play an important role, because sitting in a wheelchair for a long time often causes bladder infections. This is thus avoided.

As patients are gradually reaccustomed to movement with the help of the support apparatus, "lost motor skills can be regained," according to studies (118, pages 130-137 2015, Exoskeletons for rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injuries). For example, reaching for stands and lifting are significantly supported. The control system is usually mounted on the exoskeleton itself. The muscle activity is then intuitively supported in one of three modules.

In principle, exoskeletons are walking orthoses worn on the body that enable the wearer with a spinal cord injury to stand and walk independently again with the help of motorized hips and knees and, depending on the model, to climb or descend stairs again. The walking orthoses enable independent and controlled walking, mimicking the natural movement of the legs. Exoskeletons can be used all day long, both outdoors and at home. 

Visit our guide by diagnosis. Here you will find an overview for exoskeleton for disabled, exoskeleton paraplegia, exoskeleton for legs, exoskeleton for knees, Exoskeleton for MS patients and much more. 

Yes and no. Many of the exoskeletons for the lower body and in the everyday use category come in one size fits all. The Mollii Suit is also available for children. The situation is different in rehab, where, for example, the Bambini and Biomotum developed.

You will not be able to do without a wheelchair completely. However, an exoskeleton walker supports you more than a wheelchair does, because you gain eye level. If you are looking for a wheelchair, we recommend Scewo. However, the exoskeletons in everyday life support you as exoskeletons when walking for more self-determination and freedom in your own four walls and outside. Alternatively, there is as an exoskeleton for wheelchair users the Roki Wheel and the premium wheelchair Scewo if the requirements are not fully met. For residual muscle function in the legs we recommend Keoogo and Myoswiss, in case of complete residual muscle function loss ReWalk. An exoskeleton wheelchair system is not currently on the market.

This is not the case with all systems. However, for climbing stairs, for example, the Keoogo suitable. Furthermore, there are many alternatives, such as the Lifta stairlift or the Scewo Wheelchair. Talk to us!

Yes there is an exoskeleton forearm system (exoskeleton arm system) like from Myomo, an exoskeleton hand or also called myoelectric hand from Ottobock or Vincent Systems. If you want to buy an exoskeleton arm among others, please contact us! If you are looking for more information about myoelectric solutions, feel free to visit our guide.

Exoskeleton rehab systems have been specially developed. You will find these described and objectively presented above. Exoskeleton rehab suitable are most of the solutions of the providers described above. So there are special exoskeleton stroke systems, really exoskeleton after stroke suitable systems, which were built and researched only for this purpose. Exoskeleton therapy is usually required for neurological conditions. If you are looking for more information, feel free to visit our comprehensive guide.

No. For example, there are no specific exoskeleton motorcycle solutions, also called motorcycle exoskeleton, only systems with which you can drive a car. Also, there is no specific exoskeleton Parkinson's package, but solutions that can be considered for Parkinson's, among others. 

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