The Phoenix exoskeleton 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. Phoenix has only two actuators at its hip; the knee joints are designed to allow support during stance and ground clearance during swing.
Major Features of the Phoenix:
A modular exoskeleton allowing the user to independently put on and remove each piece.
Weighs only 12.25kg (27 lbs), affording greater agility.
A speed of 1.1 miles/hour (0.5 m/sec) has been clocked by a Phoenix user. However, the maximum speed depends on the individual user.
On a single charge, Phoenix can walk for 4 hours continuously or 8 hours intermittently.
Phoenix is adjustable for different size users and can be easily configured to fit individual conditions.
An intuitive interface makes it easy for users to control standing up, sitting down and walking.
Phoenix can comfortably be worn while seated in a wheelchair.
The Phoenix ful body exoskeleton for mobility assistance costs $40,000
Industrial exoskeleton modules for $4000-5000 a piece
The SuitX “industrial exoskeleton” comes in three modules:
* the $5,000 LegX for boosting leg strength,
* the $4,000 BackX for helping people lift heavy items and
* the $4,000 ShoulderX to reduce arm fatigue from working on something above your head.
The modules use springs and clutches to provide the boost, and the LegX gets a battery boost as well.
SOURCES- SuitX, CNET, Techcrunch