WHO WE ARE
We are in the midst of one of the greatest technological revolutions in history. Since 2005, Ekso Bionics™ has been pioneering the field of robotic exoskeletons to augment human strength, endurance and mobility. We are committed to applying the latest technology and engineering to help people rethink current physical limitations and achieve the remarkable.
Originally Berkeley Bionics, Ekso Bionics was founded in Berkeley, California in 2005. Since inception Ekso Bionics has forged partnerships with world-class institutions like UC Berkeley, received research grants from the Department of Defense and licensed technology to the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Today Ekso Bionics continues to pioneer the field of exoskeletons, designing and creating some of the most forward-thinking and innovative solutions for people looking to augment human mobility and capability.
- Berkeley ExoWorks
Pioneering the world of exoskeletons, Berkeley ExoWorks is founded in 2005 when Dr. Homayoon Kazerooni, Russ Angold and Nathan Harding partner with members of the Berkeley Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley.
The ExoHiker is completed. The exoskeleton allows users to carry and even run with up to 200 lbs, over a variety of terrain.
Berkeley ExoWorks introduces the ExoClimber. It provides the same load carrying capabilities as the ExoHiker but designed to rapidly ascend stairs and steep slopes.
- Berkeley Bionics
Berkeley ExoWorks becomes Berkeley Bionics.
With a research grant from the Department of Defense, Berkeley Bionics unveils their third generation exoskeleton, the HULC (Human Universal Load Carrier).
HULC technology is licensed to the Lockheed Martin Corporation for further field-ready military development.
In 2010 Berkeley Bionics debuts what was then called eLEGS - an intelligent, bionic exoskeleton that actually allows wheelchair users to stand and walk over ground.
- Ekso Bionics
Berkeley Bionics becomes Ekso Bionics.
Ekso Bionics ships Ekso™, the first commercialized robotic exoskeleton for use in rehabilitative and medical facilities, to Craig Hospital, on February 14.
- 1 Million Steps
December 2012, Ekso has helped individuals take over a million steps that would not have otherwise been possible.
- Variable Assist
We added Variable Assist, our intelligent and adaptive software which makes us unique in the field of medical exoskeletons.
- Open to the public
Ekso Bionics became a public company and continued to drive adoption in new and existing markets.
- 20 Million Steps
We now have helped individuals take 20 million steps not otherwise possible.
- Research and Growth
Ekso Bionics launches Exoskeleton Clinical Science Organization, develops new market with industrial prototype, and adds medical device expertise to our medical team.