SuitX, the robotics company out of UC Berkeley’s Human Engineering Lab, has launched its ﬁrst exoskeleton after years of development. The company held a live demonstration of the Phoenix exoskeleton at a recent SCI Connections meeting in San Jose and you can view the session at this link.
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 hopes to enable individuals to stand up, walk about, and speak to peers eye-to-eye. The wearable robot is adjustable according to size and can be put on and removed piece by piece. Its battery can power four hours of continuous walking (at a max speed of 1.1 mph) and up to eight hours of intermittent movement. Best of all, the Phoenix weighs only 27 pounds and estimated to cost $30,000.
SuitX is also seeking volunteers to test their Phoenix exoskeleton. Your participation will help them advance medical exoskeleton technology, create awareness, and make a positive impact for people with limited mobility all over the world. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact them through their web site at: http://www.suitx.com/become-phoenix-test-pilot