SuitX by Ottobock


Help take the pressure off your employees

Did you know the most common cause for injury is from lifting, pushing, pulling and bending?

With the rate of injury so high, it’s imperative that employers put measures in place to both protect their workers and reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries.

At Biosymm, we offer an innovative solution, with our partner SuitX by Ottobock exoskeletons.


What is a SuitX by Ottobock exoskeleton?

A SuitX by Ottobock exoskeleton is a mechanical device that can be worn by workers to help them perform manual tasks.

SuitX by Ottobock exoskeletons provide up to 60% relief to workers, allowing for an increase in productivity and workplace motivation.


SuitX by Ottobock exoskeleton range


IX Back Air

The IX Back Air helps support workers manually moving and lifting objects by reducing weight on the lower back by an average of 60%.

The IX Back Air also allows for a high degree of flexibility and movement, making it the perfect fit for workers who perform physically demanding tasks.


IX Shoulder Air

The IX Shoulder Air helps to support your workers’ arms when performing strenuous overhead work.

The IX Shoulder Air has been proven to reduce stress on shoulder muscles and joints by over 40% whilst allowing full freedom of movement.


Compact exoskeleton range


CX Soft Back

The CX Soft Back offers a high level of support for the lower back.

It supports an ergonomic posture when standing and lifting lighter loads.

It can be used, for example, in the logistics area for picking, handling lighter loads, and lifting packages.


CX Soft Wrist

CX Soft Wrist provides effective support for your workers’ wrists during load handling. CX Soft Wrist uses a preventive approach and bridges the wrist.

Applications include holding riveting tools, welding equipment, or moving or assembling generators or starters.

CX Power Thumb

CX Power Thumb supports people who use their thumbs every day at work.

The exoskeleton relieves the thumb end joints and the saddle joints.

Wearing the CX Power Thumb relieves the thumb by distributing the forces in the entire hand and protects the tip of the thumb from mechanical influences.


CX Cool Sleeve

Using the latest in cooling technology the CX Cool Sleeve can reduce perceived body temperature by up to 12 degrees.

The CX Cool Sleeve can be worn underneath the IX Shoulder Air and has great benefit in warm environments.

CX Easy Neck

The CX Easy Neck is a neck support that relieves the neck area and the cervical spine.

Various adjustment options allow the shoulder and neck area to be customised for each user. This makes CX Easy Neck very comfortable to wear.

CX Easy Neck can be worn for any type of overhead work, such as above shoulder maintenance works or visual inspections.


CX Soft Knee

CX Soft Knee pads support people who put their knees under daily load at work. The exoskeleton relieves the knee joint and the kneecaps.

Wearing the CX Soft Knee exoskeleton relieves the knee by protecting it from hard surfaces.

Want to know more?

Get in touch to find out how our SuitX by Ottobock exoskeletons can help support your team.


The devices are designed to assist rather than replace muscle activity. This means that the user is not able to lift more than they would usually be able to lift, more that they will not work as hard to lift the same amount. The result is that there is much less risk associated if the device were to fail and that the user is not at risk of deconditioning.

The devices are task-specific, meaning that they are suited to the applications they were designed to assist with:

  • Overhead work for the IX Shoulder Air
  • Forward bending, stooping, and lifting floor to the waist for the IX Back Air

They are therefore not suited to tasks they were not designed for, i.e. the IX Shoulder Air will not assist the back with forward bending.

The devices are robust and have been shown to function in a range of environments, such as the Western Australian Pilbara region and freezer and chiller environments in the food processing industry.

They also come with accessories that can protect the device from dust and dirt and are available in a range of FR materials that are suitable for hot works.

In addition, users can wear the devices under lab coats and other protective clothing.

The warranty is 12 months on hard-ware and 6 months on soft parts.

If any issues occur in this time, simply contact Biosymm, as an official SuitX by Ottobock Australian distributor.

The devices are non-powered mechanical devices, meaning they do not require external battery packs or charging.

They are designed to work using systems of pulleys, strings and torque generators. This allows wearers to use the device for an entire shift without having to worry about replacing the battery.

Yes! The devices take between 30-45 seconds to take on/off once an individual is trained.

Customer maintenance suggestions are detailed in the user manual for each device.

There are also options for professional annual servicing as well as soft part replacement kits when outside of warranty.

The hard materials and surfaces can be cleaned with any non-bleach-based products.

The soft parts are removable and can be machine washed.