EVO is designed to provide power without the pain.
At Ekso, we believe every injury is preventable.
Our mission is to eliminate worker injuries and help with activities of daily living. To that end, EVO was developed in collaboration with customers, physical therapists, and partner feedback to address the unique challenges of industrial applications. EVO, the next evolution of EksoVest, is the world’s most durable, naturally-tracking, and assistive exoskeleton vest.
EVO features additional robot exoskeleton technology we’ve been working on, based on market feedback. We’ve improved the design, manufacturing, velocity, robotic system, and ergonomics to ensure that this wearable robot delivers an exceptional user experience for workers and wearers of all sizes and trades.
WHAT IS EVO?
We built EVO because we heard you.
Our first industrial exoskeleton vest, EksoVest, changed the way construction workers and manufacturers think about safety. Allowing leading companies in the industrial market like Ford and Boeing to reduce production costs and worker injuries while increasing productivity and efficiency, EksoVest was field-tested around the world for three years. Your feedback on function has been heard and we are proud to introduce you to our new solution: EVO.
In order to reduce the barrier to entry, we have created flexible power exoskeletons, making the use of the device simple to adopt EVO and wearable robotic exoskeletons for your workers with a great return on investment.
We lessened the bulkiness and weight of our new vest. With improved features such as customized fit and reduced weight, EVO is incredibly comfortable to wear on your waist and upper arm.
We wanted to make extended use and motor function effortless, so EVO has minimal touch-points, keeping you cool while EVO lifts heavy loads for you.
With rigorous field testing by clinicians, EVO is quality guaranteed and built around data collected throughout its development in the field. Human capabilities are limitless for stand positions and overhead work with minimum discomfort and increased quality of life.
EVO is designed to provide power without the pain.
You can’t move without pain if you can’t move naturally. EVO has been designed in partnership with smart assist to move together with your body, allowing for strength throughout your natural range of motion. The user’s torso, waist, and arms can move freely without issue. Designed with minimal touch-points, EVO allows for an increased range of motion with the same support you expect with Ekso, allowing for more work for a long time with less pain. This lightweight exoskeleton allows you to move with complete freedom. EVO’s new exoskeleton technology takes away the strain and risk of overexertion while keeping you comfortable and upright.
Benefits of EVO:
- Reduces worker fatigue
- Improves health & endurance
- Increases productivity
- Prevents workplace injuries, especially shoulder injuries
- Elevates worker morale & retention
- Enhances workmanship & output in real-time
GET A DEMO
Try it to believe it.
EVO is now available in North & South America
Lightweight, no compromises.
EVO’s patented stacked-link structure seamlessly follows the user’s arm and elbow through the full range of motion while providing proper joint alignment through repetitive movement. Extreme logistics positions — like reaching directly overhead, across the body, or even into a back pocket for a phone — are unrestricted with this wearable exoskeleton.
EVO’s adjustable, high-force actuators are proven to be extremely durable with over a million cycles before requiring replacement. The assistance level of each device can be adjusted for the user and task by easily swapping out the set of compact gas springs. Different levels can even be selected for each arm independently depending on the task.
ANTI FATIGUE POWER
Batteries not needed.
With an independent load path, EVO has completely decoupled left and right shoulder support structures to allow full flexibility of a user’s torso and waist, so twisting and bending feels completely natural. The user’s upper body is also completely free of limitations, allowing unrestricted airflow and leaving plenty of room for a fall harness. EVO is designed to only contact the user’s body where absolutely essential – including the elimination of annoying shoulder straps – while still staying firmly in place during use. The result is more comfortable and cooler to wear than even a backpack, especially in hot environments.
Requiring no additional batteries, charging, or electrical power of any kind, EVO exoskeletons allow for a full day of wear without any downtime. It's an assistive device that can be easily activated and asymmetrically controlled by a toggle switch on each shoulder, allowing for individuals to put the vest on and work without any additional help.
EVO is covered under a limited warranty for 1 year. The details of this warranty can be found in the Operator Manual.
The entire set of soft goods can be changed in less than 5 minutes.
The soft goods are removable so that they can be washed or swapped to fit a different operator.
EVO requires minimal maintenance. Keeping your EVO clean is the most important aspect of maintenance. The recommended maintenance/cleaning schedule and instructions are included in the Operator Manual.
Yes, EVO is designed so an operator can easily put it on by themselves, similar to putting on a jacket.
Most people can put their EVO on in 15 – 30 seconds.
While wearing EVO, you should only lift the same amount of weight as you would without the device on.
EVO provides 5 – 15 lb. (2.2 – 6.8 kg) of list assistance per arm to give your natural strength a boost throughout your work day. This is NOT intended to give you super strength but instead give you super endurance and reduce fatigue so that you have more energy and less soreness at the end of your shift. Whatever payload you normally lift (a 4 lb. torque wrench, a 10 lb. component, or even just the weight of your arm) will feel lighter with the boost you get from your EVO.