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Emerging Robotic Exoskeleton Technologies

  • ID: 4225618
  • Report
  • April 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 64 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Advances in Lightweight, Soft Exoskeletons can Drive Increased Growth Opportunities in Military and Healthcare Sectors

Robotic Exoskeleton has been experiencing significant technology enhancements in the recent years. This advanced technology is destined to play a critical role in transforming the everyday lives of people, especially patients with disabilities. It has opportunities in manufacturing, for instance in warehouse applications.

Robotic exoskeletons can be classified into six main categories:

  • Full body powered suits
  • Limb assistance suits
  • Back support suits
  • Powered gloves
  • Supernumerary robotic arms
  • Tool holding exoskeletons

Robotic exoskeletons are anticipated to impact the healthcare, military, and manufacturing industries significantly. The technology literally improves the physical strength, functionality, and performance of the user.

The 'Emerging Robotic Exoskeleton Technologies' technology and innovation report reviews the recent technology advancements and innovations impacting various industries.

Key questions covered in this research service:

  • What is the significance and impact of robotic exoskeleton technology across industries?
  • What is the key industry trends propelling adoption?
  • What are the major drivers and challenges?
  • What are the key innovations? What is the patent and funding trend?
  • Who are the key stakeholders? What is the technology roadmap for the next five years (2017-2022)?
  • What are key growth opportunity areas?
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1. Executive Summary
Research Scope
Research Methodology
Research Methodology Step-by-Step Approach
Technology Impact across Industries is Expected to Increase
Innovations and Developments are Increasing the Adoption Rate of this Novel Technology
Competition Between Key Stakeholders Has Significantly Increased the Funding Level

2. A Sneak Preview of Robotic Exoskeleton Technology
Segmentation of Robotic Exoskeletons Can Be Anticipated in the Next Five Years
Robotic Exoskeleton Segmentation by Application

3. Application Landscape Assessment
The Technology Impact and Adoption Scenario is Anticipated to Increase in the Coming Years

4. Factors Influencing Technology Adoption-Drivers and Challenges
Patient Rehabilitation is One of the Key Drivers for Wide-Scale Adoption
Lack of Funding is One of the Critical Challenges Hindering the Adoption of the Technology

5. Patent Assessment
Most Patents Pertain to the Assembly Method of Robotic Exoskeletons
A Neck-to-Neck Race to the Finish - Technology Development and Global Adoption Footprint

6. Recent Innovations and Advances
An Exoskeleton to Improve the User’s Mobility
A Knee Brace Exoskeleton to Improve Soldiers’ Movement
Remotely Controlled Robotic Exoskeleton
A Robotic Exoskeleton to Help People with Spinal Cord Injury
A Biologically Inspired Ankle Exoskeleton Suit
Biofidelic Robotic Exoskeleton Suit
An Exoskeleton Power Suit to Assist Paraplegics

7. Key Industry Initiatives
Companies are Developing Proprietary Technologies to Improve the Functionality of the Exoskeleton
Most Companies are Focusing on Developing Full-body Exoskeleton Suits for the Military Industry
Key Players in the Industry are Investing Heavy Funding for R&D Purposes

8. Recent Industry Activities
The Race to Increase Company Portfolio
Sudden Shift Introduces New Participants into the Market

9. Mergers & Acquisitions, Funding
Strategic Collaborations for Large-scale Adoption and Growth
The Funding Scenario is Expected to Tremendously Increase in the Future

10. Technology Benchmarking (2017-2022)
Technology Readiness and Wide-scale Adoption of Limb Assistance Suits are Anticipated to Foresee a Significant Change
The Technical Features of Full Body Powered Exoskeletons Directly Impact its Wide-scale Adoption Footprint
Wide-scale Adoption and Increase in Number of Patents are Expected During 2017 to 2022

11. Technology Roadmap (2017-2022)
The Road Ahead

12. Key Patents
Patents Pertaining to Assembly Techniques for Robotic Exoskeletons
Patents for an Adjustable Force Exoskeleton and Ambulatory Exoskeleton Propulsion
Patents Pertaining to Resistive Exoskeleton Control System and Exoskeleton Slipper
Patents Pertaining to Exoskeleton for Limbs
Patents for Leg and Arm Support Exoskeletons

13. Key Contacts
Key Contacts
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