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Ekso

Ekso is a wearable exoskeleton that can augment a person's physical capabilities. It's currently used to get people with lower-extremity paralysis or weakness standing up and walking.

FEATURES

Capable of adjusting to different body sizes. Equipped with a wireless usage monitor and three walking modes for progressive rehabilitation activity.

HEIGHT

167.6 cm | 66 in (max); 145 cm | 57 in (min)

LENGTH

35.6 cm | 14 in

WIDTH

54.6 cm | 21.5 in

WEIGHT

22.7 kg | 50 lb

SPEED

1.61 km/h | 1 mph (depends on user)

SENSORS

More than 30 sensors to measure position, force, and other variables.

ACTUATORS

Four electromechanical actuators (located at the knees and hips)

POWER

Swappable lithium-polymer batteries

COMPUTING

On-board DSP

SOFTWARE

Custom C code

DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)

6 (4 actuated, 2 passive)

MATERIALS

Advanced aluminum and composite structure.

COST

$130,000 (includes Ekso plus support and training program)

STATUS

Ongoing

WEBSITE

http://eksobionics.com