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‘Robot suit’ allows disabled people to walk and gives workers superhuman strength

‘Robot suit’ allows disabled people to walk and gives workers superhuman strength
Source: BrightVibes

California-based ‘suitX’ is a venture capital, industry and government funded start-up bringing advanced accessible exoskeletons to industrial and medical markets.

The suit could change lives

Start-up ‘suitX’ make a range of 5 modular suits. They reduce the workload of the wearer by taking the strain from the muscles and joints. Some are designed for manual workers, while the ‘Phoenix’ (featured) is intended for people with mobility disorders, allowing them to walk again.

The start-up makes a range of ‘suits’ to meet the different needs of their clients The ‘Phoenix’ exoskeleton, for example, is the world’s lightest and most advanced exoskeleton designed to help people with mobility disorders to be upright and mobile. In the clinic, at home, and in the workplace, Phoenix has successfully enabled many individuals to stand up, walk about, and speak to peers eye-to-eye. Source: suitx.com

Other suits are designed for manual labour

Other suits in the range are designed for manual labour, heavy lifting, and repetetive tasks, reducing the possibility of fatigue or injury.

The ‘MAX’ is a workhorse, giving the wearer super-strength and stamina. Source: youtube/suitx
The MAX system combines legX, backX , and sholderX into a full body exoskeleton suit. Though legX, backX, and shoulderX can function independently to reduce forces at the knee, back, and shoulder respectively, combining all three into the MAX system gives operators unprecedented flexibility in reducing forces at all three joints. MAX and its modules benefit workers in many industrial settings including construction, airport baggage handling, logistics, assembly lines, shipbuilding, warehouses, courier delivery services, factories and foundries.
The ‘MAX’ combines elements of all 5 suits The MAX system combines legX, backX , and sholderX into a full body exoskeleton suit. Though legX, backX, and shoulderX can function independently to reduce forces at the knee, back, and shoulder respectively, combining all three into the MAX system gives operators unprecedented flexibility in reducing forces at all three joints. MAX and its modules benefit workers in many industrial settings including construction, airport baggage handling, logistics, assembly lines, shipbuilding, warehouses, courier delivery services, factories and foundries. Source: suitx.com

The benchmark for exoskeletons

The company say of the ‘suitX‘ exoskeletons on their website;

  • Affordable – State-of-the-art embedded intelligence makes our products accessible and practical.
  • Modular – Users have choices; they have the freedom to choose a module tailored for their intended activity.
  • Quality of Life – The exoskeletons have been developed to solve common consumer problems.
  • Continuous R&D – Research and development, they say, are the cornerstones of this company and guarantee cutting edge, quality products.
Make an Impact

Become a Phoenix Test Pilot!

'suitX' is seeking enthusiastic test pilots with Spinal Cord Injury levels from T4 to L5 to test their latest medical exoskeleton, Phoenix. This is a potentially life-changing opportunity to advance medical exoskeleton technology, create awareness, and make a positive impact for people with limited mobility all over the world. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact 'suitX' by clicking the link.