Wearable Robots, Exoskeleton Market

Wearable Robots, Exoskeleton Market

  • February 2019 •
  • 525 pages •
  • Report ID: 5732366 •
  • Format: PDF
Industrial workers and warfighters can perform at a higher level when wearing anexoskeleton. Exoskeletons can enable aerospace workers to work more efficiently whenbuilding or repairing airplanes. Industrial robots are very effective for ship buildingwhere heavy lifting can injure workers.

Exoskeleton devices have the potential to be adapted further for expanded use in everyaspect of medical rehabilitation, industry, the military, and for first responders. Workersbenefit from powered human augmentation technology because they can offload some ofthe dangerous part of lifting and supporting heavy tools. Robots assist wearers withlifting activities, improving the way that a job is performed and decreasing the quantity ofdisability. For this reason, it is anticipated that industrial exoskeleton robots will havevery rapid adoption once they are fully tested and proven to work effectively for aparticular task.

Exoskeletons are being developed in the U.S., China, Korea, Japan, and Europe. Theyare generally intended for medical, logistical and engineering purposes, due to their shortrange and short battery life. Most exoskeletons can operate independently for severalhours. Chinese manufacturers express hope that upgrades to exoskeletons extending thebattery life could make them suitable for frontline infantry in difficult environments,including mountainous terrain.

Exoskeletons are capable of transferring the weight of heavy loads to the ground throughpowered legs without loss of human mobility. This can increase the distance that soldierscan cover in a day, or increase the load that they can carry though difficult terrain.Exoskeletons can significantly reduce operator fatigue and exposure to injury. Industrialrobots help with lifting, walking, and sitting Exoskeletons can be used to accessefficiency of movement and improve efficiency.

Medical and military uses have driven initial exoskeleton development. Industrialworkers and warfighters can perform at a higher level when wearing an exoskeleton.Exoskeletons can enable aerospace workers to work more efficiently when building orrepairing airplanes. Industrial robots are very effective for ship building where heavylifting can injure workers. New market opportunities of building and repair in theinfrastructure, aerospace, and shipping industries offer large opportunity for growth ofthe exoskeleton markets.

Wearable robots, exoskeletons units are evolving additional functionality rapidly.Wearable robots functionality is used to assist to personal mobility via exoskeletonrobots. They promote upright walking and relearning of lost functions for stroke victimsand people who are paralyzed. Exoskeletons are helping people relearn to move after astroke by creating new muscle memory. Exoskeleton s deliver higher qualityrehabilitation, provide the base for a growth strategy for clinical facilities.In the able-bodied field, Ekso, Lockheed Martin, Sarcos / Raytheon, BAE Systems,Panasonic, Honda, Daewoo, Noonee, Revision Military, and Cyberdyne are eachdeveloping some form of exoskeleton for military and industrial applications. The fieldof robotic exoskeleton technology remains in its infancy.

Exoskeleton Wearable Robots markets at $130 million in 2018 are anticipated to reach$5.2 billion by 2025. Most of the measurable revenue in 2018 is from medicalexoskeletons. New technology from a range of vendors provides multiple designs thatactually work and will be on the market soon. This bodes well for market development.