Nurses and patients have suited up during COVID. Exoskeleton technology has experienced continuous advancements in recent decades mainly due to disruptive growth in the fields of artificial intelligence, flexible electronics, robotic technologies, smart materials and low power consuming miniaturized devices.
But during COVID, there’s been accelerated advancements and dramatic changes in the deployment of these devices. COVID has sent them BACK to the healthcare setting-but now worn by nurses, PAs and others to help in repeatedly physically moving patients from bed to gurney to bed. Though adoption of exoskeletons for this purpose was born of tragic necessity, the adoptions are most likely permanent.Download Innovation Spotlight