German Bionic Introduces Apogee+ Powered Exoskeleton

by | Aug 30, 2023 | Collaborative

German Bionic, a robotics company with offices in Boston, Berlin, and Tokyo, has officially unveiled its latest innovation, the “Apogee+” powered exoskeleton, in the North American healthcare market. This wearable technology combines robotics with research-backed data insights, aiming to provide support for care workers.

Image Credit: German Bionic

The research underscores the stress experienced by nursing and care staff due to challenging working conditions, physical strain, and a lack of recognition for their vital roles. The Apogee+ serves as a “personal lift assist,” addressing safety and job satisfaction concerns of care workers. Notable features of the product include:

  1. Lifting and walking support: The Apogee+ offers active assistance during lifting and walking, providing up to 66 pounds (30 kg) of back relief per lift. Integrated grips streamline daily caregiving tasks.
  2. Dust and waterproof: The waterproof Apogee+ (IP54) offers flexibility for tasks such as patient bathing and showering.
  3. Wearer comfort: With a small, lightweight design, the Apogee+ adapts to caregivers’ movements and diverse healthcare environments.
  4. “Friendly” design: The emotionally accessible design, with softer contours and lighter colors, enhances patient interaction.
  5. Easy disinfection: The monocoque external framework minimizes bacterial accumulation, crucial for healthcare settings.
  6. Reporting features: Extensive reporting functions aid caregivers in workplace setup and management.
  7. Flexible procurement: German Bionic offers favorable purchase and leasing options for exoskeleton deployment in care facilities.
Video Credit: German Bionics

Beyond practical benefits, adopting cutting-edge wearable tools demonstrates care facilities’ commitment to employee well-being. Empowered by this technology, healthcare professionals can provide better patient care, with increased safety and reduced physical strain.

by: Bill Parson

by: Bill Parson

Bill is an accomplished editor with a passion for robotics and emerging technologies. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for concise communication, he plays a pivotal role in developing and publishing content for SimplyBots. His deep interest in the field of robotics stems from his fascination with the potential of intelligent machines to transform various aspects of our lives.

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