Medical Exoskeletons: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021

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  • Wintergreen Research, Inc
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The exoskeleton robot market size at $16.5 million in 2014 is expected grow dramatically to reach $2.1 billion by 2021

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  • AlterG
  • Ekso Bionics
  • Hocoma
  • Parker Hannifin
  • ReWalk Robotics
  • RexBionics
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Exoskeleton robots support walking for previously wheel chair bound patients: They function as wearable robots that bring new functionality to the rehabilitation markets. Exoskeleton robots promote upright walking and relearning of lost functions in a patient needing physical therapy. Exoskeletons can play a significant role in this medical treatment process. Emerging markets promise to have dramatic and rapid growth. Exoskeletons deliver higher quality rehabilitation, provide growth strategy for clinical facilities.

Relearning of lost functions in a patient depends on stimulation of desire to conquer the disability. The Exoskeleton can show patients progress and keep the progress occurring, encouraging patients to work on getting healthier. Independent functioning of patients depends on intensity of treatment, task-specific exercises, active initiation of movements and motivation and feedback. Exoskeleton can assist with these tasks in multiple ways. Creating a gaming aspect to the rehabilitation process has brought a significant improvement in systems.

As patients get stronger and more coordinated, a therapist can program the exoskeleton robot to let them bear more weight and move more freely in different directions, walking, kicking a ball, or even lunging to the side to catch one. The robot can follow the patient’s lead as effortlessly as a ballroom dancer, its presence nearly undetectable until it senses the patient starting to drop and quickly stops a fall. In the later stages of physical therapy, the robot can nudge patients off balance to help them learn to recover.

According to Susan Eustis, principal author of the team that developed the market research study, “Exoskeleton robotic therapy stimulus of upper and lower limbs provides a way for people who cannot walk to be upright and move from a vertical position, a very exciting market development. Examples of the excellent motor recovery after stroke that can be achieved using an exoskeleton.” Lower limb systems and exoskeleton systems provide wheelchair bound patients the ability to get out of a wheelchair

The exoskeleton products that work are still emerging as commercial devices. All the products that are now commercially viable are positioned to achieve significant staying power in the market long term, providing those companies that offer them with a possibility for long term leadership position in the market.

Rehabilitation robotic technologies developed in the areas of stroke rehabilitation and SCI represent therapeutic interventions with utility at varying points of the continuum of care. Exoskeletons are a related technology, but provide dramatic support for walking for people who simply cannot walk.

Robotics has tremendous ability to reduce disability and lead to better outcomes for patients with paralysis due to traumatic injury. With the use of exoskeletons, patient recovery of function is subtle or non existent, but getting patients able to walk and move around is of substantial benefit, People using exoskeleton robots are able to make continued progress in regaining functionality even years after an injury.

It is a question of cost. The insurance will only pay for a small amount of exoskeleton rehabilitation. More marketing will have a tremendous effect in convincing people that they can achieve improvements even after years of effort.

Rehabilitation robotics includes development of devices for assisting performance of sensorimotor functions. Devices help arm, hand, leg rehabilitation by supporting repetitive motion that builds neurological pathways to support use of the muscles. Development of different schemes for assisting therapeutic training is innovative. Assessment with sensorimotor performance helps patients move parts of the body that have been damaged.

Robotic exoskeleton rehabilitation equipment is mostly used in rehabilitation clinical facilities, though there is some effort to build a home market. There is a huge
opportunity for launching a homecare equipment market if it is done through sports clubs rather than through clinical facilities. People expect insurance to pay for medical equipment but are willing to spend bundles on sports trainer equipment for the home. Exoskeleton can help stroke patients years after an event, so it makes a difference if someone keeps working to improve their functioning.

Exoskeleton realistically extend the use of automated process for rehabilitation in the home. The availability of affordable devices that improve mobility is not likely to go unnoticed by the sports clubs and the baby boomer generation, now entering the over 65 age group and seeking to maintain lifestyle. As clinicians realize that more gains can be made by using Exoskeleton in the home, the pace of acquisitions will likely pick up.

The exoskeleton robot market size at $16.5 million in 2014 is expected grow dramatically to reach $2.1 billion by 2021. Exoskeleton markets will be separate and additive to the robotic rehabilitation market. A separate exoskeleton market will create growth by the weight of excellent device capabilities. Market growth is a result of the effectiveness of robotic treatment of muscle difficulty. The usefulness of the Exoskeleton is increasing. Doing more sophisticated combinations of exercise have become more feasible as the technology evolves. Patients generally practice 1,000 varied movements per session.
With the robots, more sessions are possible.

Key Topics:

- Exoskeleton
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Stroke Protocols
- Active Prostheses
- Exoskeletons
- Robotic Technologies Leverage Neuroplasticity
- Wearable Robotics
- Strengthen The Upper Extremity
- Wearable Robots
- Strengthen The Lower Extremity
- Hand Rehabilitation
- Physical Therapy Automation
- Recovery After Hip Injury
- Wrist Rehabilitation
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Exoskeleton Software
- Hip Rehabilitation
- Anti-Gravity Treadmill
- Gait Training
- Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AlterG
  • Ekso Bionics
  • Hocoma
  • Parker Hannifin
  • ReWalk Robotics
  • RexBionics
  • MORE
Exoskeleton Robots Market Shares, Market Strategy, and Market Forecasts, 2015 to 2021
Exoskeleton Executive Summary
Exoskeleton Market Driving Forces
- Exoskeletons as Rehabilitation Assistive Devices
- Exoskeleton Rehabilitation Robots Decrease the Cost of Recovery
Exoskeleton Market Shares
Medical Exoskeleton Market Forecasts

1. Exoskeleton Market Description and Market Dynamics
1.1 Market Growth Drivers For Exoskeletons
1.2 Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
1.2.1 Ekso Pulse System
1.2.2 Electrical Stimulation
1.2.3 Robotic Therapy Devices
1.2.4 Partial Body Weight-Supported Treadmill
1.2.5 Virtual Reality (including Wii-hab)
1.2.6 Brain Stimulation
1.2.7 Acupuncture
1.2.8 Mental Practice
1.2.9 Mirror Therapy
1.2.10 Evidence-Based Treatment Protocols
1.3 Traumatic Brain Injury Program
1.3.1 Concussion Program
1.4 Rehabilitation Physical Therapy Trends
1.4.1 Robotic Exoskeleton Team Research Studies
1.4.2 Exoskeleton Research in the Market For Use In Gait Training
1.4.3 Running with Robots
1.4.4 Use Of Video Game Technology In PT
1.4.5 Telemedicine Growing Trend In The Physical Therapy Space
1.5 Exoskeleton Market Definition
1.6 Robotic Rehabilitation Devices Based On Automated Process
1.6.1 Automated Process for Rehabilitation Robots
1.6.2 Why Rehabilitation is Essential
1.6.3 Rehabilitation Involves Relearning of Lost Functions
1.7 Robotic Exoskeletons Empower Patient Rehabilitation Achievements
1.7.1 Seizing the Robotics Opportunity
1.7.2 Modular Self-Reconfiguring Robotic Systems
1.8 Home Medical Exoskeletons
1.8.1 Telemedicine and Domestic Robots
1.8.2 Rehabilitation Robots Provide Intensive Training For Patients And Physical Relief For Therapists

2. Exoskeleton Market Shares and Market Forecasts
2.1 Exoskeleton Market Driving Forces
2.1.1 Exoskeletons as Rehabilitation Assistive Devices
2.1.2 Exoskeleton Rehabilitation Robots Decrease the Cost of Recovery
2.2 Exoskeleton Market Shares
2.2.1 Medical Exoskeleton Rehabilitation Robot Market Shares, Units
2.2.1 Ekso Exoskeleton Market Share Unit Analysis
2.2.2 Ekso Bionics Robotic Suit Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again
2.2.3 ReWalk™ Exoskeleton Suit Home Use
2.2.4 AlterG Bionic Leg Customer Base
2.2.5 Hocoma Robotic Rehabilitation
2.2.6 Homoca Helping Patients To Grasp The Initiative And Reach Towards Recovery
2.2.7 Able-Bodied Exoskeletons
2.3 Medical Exoskeleton Market Forecasts
2.3.1 Medical Exoskeleton Robot Market Segments
2.3.2 Medical Extremities, Stroke CPM, And Exoskeleton Robot Market Segments
2.3.3 Market for Limited Mobility Devices
2.3.4 Spinal Cord Injuries
2.4 Rehabilitation Robot Market Forecasts
2.4.1 Rehabilitation Robots Unit Shipments
2.4.2 Rehabilitation Robots Market Penetration Forecasts Worldwide, 2014-2020
2.4.3 Gait Training
2.4.4 Sports Training
2.4.5 Exoskeletons
2.4.6 End-effectors
2.4.7 Exoskeleton-Based Rehabilitation
2.4.8 Mobility Training Level Of Distribution
2.5 Disease Incidence and Prevalence Analysis
2.5.1 Robotic Therapeutic Stroke Rehabilitation
2.5.2 Aging Of The Population
2.5.3 Disease Rehabilitation
2.5.1 Rehabilitation of Hip Injuries
2.6 Exoskeleton Prices
2.6.1 Ekso Bionics
2.7 Rehabilitation Robots Regional Analysis
2.7.1 Ekso Bionics Regional Presence

3. Exoskeleton Products
3.1 Exoskeletons
3.1.1 Muscle Memory
3.2 Ekso Bionics
3.2.1 Ekso Gait Training Exoskeleton Uses
3.2.2 Ekso Bionics Rehabilitation
3.2.3 Ekso Bionics Robotic Suit Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again
3.2.4 Ekso Go To Market Strategy
3.2.5 Ekso Exoskeleton To Achieve Rehabilitation In The Home
3.3 Rewalk
3.3.1 ReWalk™ Exoskeleton Suit Home Use
3.3.2 ReWalk™ Personal System
3.3.3 ReWalk™ Rehabilitation
3.4 Rex Bionics
3.5 Berkley Robotics Laboratory Exoskeletons
3.5.1 Berkley Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory ExoHiker
3.5.2 Berkley Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory ExoClimber
3.5.3 Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton (BLEEX)
3.5.4 Berkley Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory Exoskeleton
3.6 Hocoma Products
3.6.1 Hocoma ArmeoSpring Based On An Ergonomic Arm Exoskeleton
3.6.2 Hocoma Armeo®Spring Clinical Success
3.6.3 Hocoma Armeo Functional Therapy Of The Upper Extremities
3.6.4 Hocoma Armeo®Spring - Functional Arm and Hand Therapy
3.7 AlterG: PK100 PowerKnee
3.7.1 AlterG Bionic Leg
3.7.2 Alterg / Tibion Bionic Leg
3.7.3 AlterG Bionic Leg Customer Base
3.7.4 AlterG M300
3.7.5 AlterG M300 Robotic Rehabilitation Treadmill
3.8 Parker Hannifin Indego
3.9 Catholic University of America Arm Therapy Robot ARMin III
3.9.1 Catholic University of America Armin Iii Project Description:
3.9.2 Catholic University of America HandSOME Hand Spring Operated Movement Enhancer
3.10 Sarcos / Raytheon
3.10.1 Raytheon XOS 2: Second Generation Exoskeleton
3.10.2 Sarcos LC Acquires Raytheon Sarcos Unit of Raytheon
3.11 DARPA Funded Exoskeleton
3.12 The Springtail/XFV Exo-skeletor Flying Vehicle
3.13 HEXORR: Hand EXOskeleton Rehabilitation Robot
3.14 Mira Lopes Gait Rehabilitation Device
3.14.1 Prototype of University of Twente LOPES with 8 Actuated Degrees of Freedom

4. Exoskeleton Technology
4.1 Exoskeleton Medical Technology
4.2 Robotic Actuator Energy
4.2.1 Elastic Actuators
4.3 Rehabilitation Robotic Risk Mitigation
4.4 Exoskeleton Multi-Factor Solutions
4.4.1 Biometallic Materials Titanium (Ti) and its Alloys
4.5 Cognitive Science
4.6 Artificial Muscle
4.7 Regulations

5. Exoskeleton Company Profiles
5.1 AlterG
5.1.1 AlterG M300 Customers
5.1.2 AlterG M300
5.1.3 AlterG™ Acquires Tibion Bionic Leg
5.2 Ekso Bionics
5.2.1 Ekso Exoskeletons for Medical and Wellness:
5.2.2 Ekso Able-bodied Exoskeletons
5.2.3 Ekso Bionics Holdings
5.2.4 Ekso Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Financial Results
5.2.5 Ekso Bionics Seeks To Lead The Technological Revolutions
5.2.6 Ekso Bionics HULC Technology Licensed to the Lockheed Martin Corporation
5.2.7 Ekso Bionics Regional Presence
5.2.8 Ekso Bionics Customers
5.3 Hocoma
5.3.1 Hocoma Revenue
5.4 Parker
5.4.1 Parker Revenue for Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Sales
5.4.2 Parker Hannifin Segment Results Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter
5.5 ReWalk Robotics
5.5.1 ReWalk Revenue
5.5.2 ReWalk Year-End 2014 Financial Highlights
5.6 RexBionics
5.7 Sarcos
5.7.1 Sarcos LC Acquires Raytheon Sarcos Unit
5.8 University of Twente

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Research Methodology

List of Tables and Figures:
Table ES-1 Rehabilitation Robot Market Driving Forces
Figure ES-2 Exoskeleton Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014
Figure ES-3 Medical Exoskeleton Robot Market Shipments Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021
Table 1-1 Robotic Rehabilitation Devices Automated Process Benefits
Table 1-2 Robotic Rehabilitation Devices Emerging Technologies
Table 1-3 Robotic Rehabilitation Wearable Devices Benefits
Table 1-4 Rehabilitation Involves Relearning Lost Function
Table 1-5 Rehabilitation Lost Function Relearning Initiatives
Table 2-1 Rehabilitation Robot Market Driving Forces
Figure 2-2 Exoskeleton Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014
Table 2-3 Exoskeleton Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014
Table 2-4 Exoskeleton Rehabilitation Robot Market Shares, Dollars and Units, Worldwide, 2014
Table 2-5 Hocoma Robotic Rehabilitation Used In Rehabilitation Medicine:
Figure 2-6 Homoca Continuum of Rehabilitation
Figure 2-7 Comparison of the Hocoma Armeo Products
Figure 2-8 Medical Exoskeleton Robot Market Shipments Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021
Table 2-9 Exoskeleton Robots: Dollars Shipments, Worldwide, 2015-2021
Table 2-10 Exoskeleton Robots: Units Shipments, Worldwide, 2015-2021
Table 2-11 Medical Exoskeleton Robot Market Segments, High End and Low End, Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021
Table 2-12 Medical Rehabilitation and Exoskeleton Robot Market Segments: Extremities, Stroke CPM, and Exoskeletons, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021
Table 2-13 Medical Rehabilitation Robot, Extremities, Stroke CPM, and Exoskeleton Market Segments, Percent, Worldwide, 2015-2021
Table 2-14 Spinal Cord Injury Causes, Worldwide, 2014
Figure 2-15 Rehabilitation Robot Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021
Table 2-16 Rehabilitation Robots Market Forecasts, Dollars, Shipments, Worldwide, 2015-2021
Figure 2-17 Rehabilitation Robots: Units Shipments, Worldwide, 2015-2021
Table 2-18 Rehabilitation Robots: Units Shipments, Worldwide, 2015-2021
Figure 2-19 Rehabilitation Robots: Facility Market Penetration Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2014-2020
Table 2-20 Rehabilitation Facility Robot Market Penetration Forecasts Worldwide, 2014-2020
Table 2-21 Exoskeleton Market Penetration Forecasts Worldwide, High End Facilities, Small and Mid Size Rehabilitation Facilities, 2014-2020
Table 2-22 Exoskeleton Market Segments, Lower Extremities, Upper Extremities, Anti-Gravity High End, Anti-Gravity Low End, and Tools Worldwide, 2014-2020
Table 2-23 Rehabilitation Small and Mid-Size Facility Robot Market Penetration Forecasts Worldwide, 2014-2020
Table 2-24 Rehabilitation High End Facility Robot Market Penetration Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014-
Table 2-25 Rehabilitation Robot Categories
Table 2-26 US Stroke Incidence Numbers
Table 2-27 Physical Therapy Enhances Recovery After Hip Injury
Figure 2-28 Rehabilitation Robots Regional Market Segments, Dollars, 2014
Table 2-29 Rehabilitation Robots Regional Market Segments, 2014
Figure 3-1 Esko Technology
Figure 3-2 Ekso Bionics Gait Training
Figure 3-3 Ekso Bionics Gait Training Functions
Table 3-4 Ekso Gait Training Exoskeleton Functions
Table 3-5 Ekso Gait Training Exoskeleton Functions
Figure 3-6 Ekso Bionics Step Support System
Table 3-7 Ekso Bionics Operation Modes
3.2.2 Ekso Bionics
Figure 3-9 Ekso Bionics Bionic Suit
Table 3-10 Ekso GT™ Variable Assist to Physical Conditions
Figure 3-11 ReWalk Robotics Exoskeleton Technology
Figure 3-12 ReWalk Robotics Exoskeleton Wrist Technology
Figure 3-13 ReWalk Controls Movement Using Subtle Changes In Center Of Gravity, Mimics The Natural Gait Pattern Of The Legs
Figure 3-14 ReWalk Forward Tilt Of The Upper Body Is Sensed By The System, Which Triggers The First Step
Figure 3-15 RexBionics Hands-Free, Robotic Walking Device
Figure 3-16 Berkley Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory ExoHiker
Figure 3-17 Berkley Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory ExoClimber
Table 3-18 Berkley Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory Exoskeleton
Figure 3-19 Hocoma Lokomat Pro
Table 3-20 Hocoma Patient Rehabilitation Conditions Addressed
Table 3-21 Hocoma Robotic Improvements to Rehabilitation
Table 3-22 Hocoma Products
Table 3-23 Hocoma Rehabilitation Functional Therapy
Figure 3-24 Hocoma Armeo Power Robotic Arm Exoskeleton
Figure 3-25 Clinical Example of Patients Using the Hocoma Armeo®Spring
Figure 3-26 AlterG: PK100 PowerKnee
Figure 3-27 AlterG Bionic Neurologic And Orthopedic Therapy Leg
Figure 3-28 Tibion Bionic Leg
Figure 3-29 AlterG M300 Robotic Rehabilitation Treadmill
Figure 3-30 AlterG M300 Robotic Leg, Knee and Thigh Rehabilitation Treadmill
Table 3-31 AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill Precise Unweighting Technology Patient Rehabilitation Functions
Figure 3-32 AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill Heals patient Faster
Figure 3-33 Parket Hannifin Indego Exoskeleton
Figure 3-34 ARMin III Robot For Movement Therapy Following Stroke
Figure 3-35 Sarcos Exoskeleton Developed by Raytheon
Figure 3-36 Raytheon XOS Exoframe
Figure 3-37 Raytheon XOS Exoskeleton
Figure 3-38 Raytheon XOS 2: Second Generation Exoskeleton
Figure 3-39 Sarcos Wear Exoskeleton Timeline
Figure 3-40 Raytheon Tethered Exoskeleton
Figure 3-41 The Springtail/XFV Exo-skeletor Flying Vehicle
Table 3-42 HEXORR: Hand EXOskeleton Rehabilitation Robot Technology Benefits
Table 3-43 HEXORR: Hand EXOskeleton Rehabilitation Robot Technology Monitoring
Table 3-44 HEXORR: Hand EXOskeleton Rehabilitation Robot Treatment Benefits
Table 3-45 HEXORR: Hand EXOskeleton Rehabilitation Robot Technology Force and Motion Sensor Benefits
Figure 3-46 Prototype of LOPES with 8 actuated Degrees of Freedom by Means Of Series Elastic Actuation
Table 4-1 Exoskeleton System Concerns Addressed During System Design
Table 4-5 Rehabilitation Robots Software Functions
Table 5-1 AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmillsr Features Built on differential air pressure technology
Table 5-2 AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmillsr Target Markets
Table 5-3 AlterG Product Positioning
Figure 5-4 Selected US Regional AlterG M300 Customer CLusters
Figure 5-5 AlterG / Tibion Bionic Leg
Figure 5-6 Ekso Bionics Regional Presence
Table 5-7 Hocoma Robotic Rehabilitation Used In Rehabilitation Medicine:
Table 5-8 Hocoma Therapy Solutions Treatments
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- Hocoma
- Parker Hannifin
- ReWalk Robotics
- RexBionics
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- University of Twente

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