RICHMOND, Calif., May 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:EKSO), a robotic exoskeleton company, announced today that their Ekso™ Labs division secured a third contract with the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to work on the next phase of the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) project. Following the successful completion of a previous SOCOM project, the latest will focus on the development of an upper extremity part for TALOS Mk III. Additionally the US Patent Office has now granted Ekso Bionics three new patents resulting from their work on DARPA and other government agency projects.
SOCOM announced last year that it was working to create a wearable uniform, which provides superhuman capabilities with superior mobility and protection, for their Special Operations Forces. U.S. Special Operations Command is moving forward in the development of its exoskeleton that would give Special Forces troops head‐to‐toe ballistic protection while allowing for fluid movements.
"We are extremely proud of our ongoing relationship with SOCOM and the opportunity to further contribute to the TALOS project," says President of Ekso Labs and Co‐founder of Ekso Bionics, Russ Angold. "Our commitment to pushing technology to the next level, combined with our expertise in exoskeletons for various uses, gives us the advantage to continue developing and delivering cutting edge projects, and broadening our IP and overall experience and offering. This work will serve as the launching pad for Ekso's future commercial development of upper extremity exoskeletons."
Ekso Bionics designs, develops, and commercializes exoskeletons, or wearable robots, which have a variety of applications in the medical, military, industrial, and consumer markets. Exoskeletons are ready‐to‐wear, battery‐powered robots that are strapped over the user's clothing, enabling individuals to achieve mobility, strength, and endurance not otherwise possible.
Ekso Bionics' lead product, Ekso GTTM, is a wearable bionics suit that enables individuals with any amount of lower extremity weakness to stand up and walk over ground. Ekso Bionics is forging a new frontier in rehabilitation for people living with the consequences of stroke, spinal cord injury, and other neurological conditions affecting gait.
About Ekso Bionics (OTCQB:EKSO)
Since 2005, Ekso Bionics (http://www.eksobionics.com) has been pioneering the field of robotic exoskeletons, or wearable robots, to augment human strength, endurance and mobility. The company's first commercially available product called Ekso has helped thousands of people living with paralysis take millions of steps not otherwise possible.
By designing and creating some of the most forward‐thinking and innovative solutions for people looking to augment human capabilities, Ekso Bionics is helping people rethink current physical limitations and achieve the remarkable.
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