German Bionic’s Robot Exoskeleton Makes US Debut

The company’s Apogee+ exoskeleton is designed to provide mobility support for healthcare professionals

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

September 4, 2023

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The Apogee+ exoskeleton is tailored to offer lifting and walking support
The Apogee+ exoskeleton is tailored to offer lifting and walking supportGerman Bionic

German Bionic has launched its robotic exoskeleton, Apogee+, in the U.S. healthcare market.

Designed to provide mobility support to healthcare professionals, German Bionic said its design “aims to redefine the landscape of support for caregivers.”

The robot is the company’s first foray into the healthcare industry, having previously created robotic exoskeletons to assist in industrial use cases.

The wearable serves as a ‘personal lift assist’, supporting up to 66 pounds while a wearer lifts, carries and walks patients, helping to alleviate back pain and generally mitigate physical demands on nursing and care professionals.

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The exoskeleton is also designed to be lightweight, flexible and waterproof to allow its use in different environments.

“With its full range of features, our new Apogee+ power suit is designed to help ease the extremely demanding working conditions in these system-critical professions, making the jobs safer and more sustainable,” says Armin G. Schmidt, German Bionic’s CEO. “Based on our early success in the European market, we firmly believe that our smart exosuits will soon become an indispensable part of everyday practice at health clinics and nursing homes here in the U.S.”  

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“State-of-the-art equipment significantly contributes to making nursing and care professions more appealing,” says Norma Steller, German Bionic’s chief product officer. “And therefore, it aids hospitals and care facilities in their pursuit of attracting and retaining a qualified and motivated workforce.”

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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