Wrapping robot bionics around humans since 2005.
From out first-generation product’s like EVO’s original EksoVest and EksoNR’s original EksoGT, to pieces of technology custom-developed for partnerships, Ekso has been at the forefront of blending human ability with robotic capabilities.
Easing the Burden: HULC.
HULC, or Human Universal Load Carrier, was a hydraulic exoskeleton designed to help soldiers in combat carry a load of up to 200 pounds at a top speed of 10 miles per hour for extended periods of time. Exclusively licensed with Lockheed Martin, this battery-powered device bore the weight of loads, dramatically diminishing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries.
Stepping into rehabilitation: eLegs.
eLEGS, or Exoskeleton Lower Extremity Gait System, was an electromechanical exoskeleton designed for rehabilitation, allowing paraplegics to stand and walk in a straight line. eLEGS was our first venture into rehabilitation.
Walking as one: EksoGT
In 2013, EksoGT was released with software, VariableAssist, that adopted to patient recovery. EksoGT was the only exoskeleton available for rehabilitation that could provide adaptive amounts of power to either side of the patient’s body, challenging the patient as they progress through their continuum of care.
EksoGT was the first exoskeleton FDA-cleared to be used with patients with stroke and spinal cord injuries up to level C7 (ASIA D classification). Upgraded software, SmartAssist, was later released with the EksoPulse platform, which is a way to track a patient’s progression over the course of their rehab treatment via an online portal.