Ottobock Exoskeletons


Ottobock Exoskeletons are effective wearable devices that augments the strength and productivity of its wearer, whilst decreasing the risk of injury by reducing the forces placed on the body during specific tasks.

The back and shoulder suits can be worn on their own or together; providing support to the wearer with repetitive and sustained lifting, bending and stooping, as well as shoulder to overhead lifting and reaching.

The suits do not impede everyday tasks such as walking, driving or climbing ladders.

They work with human movement to provide seamless support without restriction.

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  • Optimising support
  • Adjustable support and size
  • Load distribution
  • Anthropometric profile
  • No batteries required
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Rugged
  • Compatible
  • Modular
  • Quick donning and doffing
  • Reduced mental and physical fatigue



Ottoback shoulder:

Overhead work redefined



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 ShoulderX and Ottobock Shoulder
  • Forward bending, stooping, and lifting floor to the waist for the Ottobock BackX

They are therefore not suited to tasks they were not designed for i.e. the ShoulderX 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 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.