The importance of Powered Exo-suits

STRENGTH GAIN

Our passion lies in strength-enhancing and speed-enhancing exoskeletons, for increased productivity and fun.

INJURY PREVENTION

Exoskeletons can assist those who perform strenuous and repetitive tasks, resulting in lowered rates of injury.

REHABILITATION

Exoskeletons are used to facilitate recovery from neurological conditions such as a stroke, resulting in fast and effective recoveries for patients.

the importance of actuators

WEIGHT OF ACTUATORS

To accomplish real-world feats, a powered exoskeleton must be sufficiently strong and powerful.  This often necessitates heavy power components such as gearboxes or hydraulic pumps.

CONTROL OF ACTUATORS

To create fluid and dynamic motion, an actuator must be highly controllable, responding precisely and quickly to the desired motion.  Pneumatics, for example, are often too soft and compliant to create useful motion.

COST OF ACTUATORS

Cost of manufacture is a dominant consideration when choosing an actuation strategy.  Expensive components that offer sufficient power density and control are still unlikely to reach the market.