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Lightest Shoulder Exoskeleton on the Market


Ottobock Shoulder supports your arms during strenuous overhead work, while feeling like a natural extension of your body. Whether in logistics, manufacturing or maintenance, the Ottobock Shoulder can help your workers succeed in their work and have more energy for life. The Ottobock Shoulder is the successor of the very successful Paexo Shoulder exoskeleton. 

"The Ottobock Shoulder absorbs potential energy from the user’s upper extremity and stores it in a spring and cable system. The device continuously releases this stored energy to reduce the effort required to raise the upper extremities. This storage and release of energy significantly relieves strain on muscles and joints, allowing over-the-shoulder activities to be performed comfortably. This innovative solution from Ottobock is a breakthrough for businesses as it both reduces injuries and increases productivity." 

Prof. Homayoon Kazerooni, Chief Scientist

Academic Papers on Ottobock Shoulder

 "Assessment of physical, physiological, and psychological aspects all suggest that the Ottobock Shoulder is a promising solution to reduce shoulder workplace musculoskeletal disorders among overhead workers."

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Biomechanical design guarantees full freedom of movement and fast donning and doffing in every situation


The ergonomic waist belt, intuitive adjustments, and a one-size-fits-all system guarantee high comfort


Proven to reduce stress on shoulder muscles and joints by over 40%


Ottobock Shoulder weighs 5.2 lbs (2.4 kg)

Low Profile

Minimal Arm infrastructure allows works in tight spaces

Energy Harvesting

Allows to wearer to use the device for extended periods without worrying about charging and maintaining batteries.


Minimal inhibition of arm and torso range of motion. Designed for all-day wear

Tool Ready

Has belt features to mount tools such as your hand drill or tape measure

Quick Donning and Doffing

Less than 20 seconds to put on or take off

Available Add Ons

Cool Sleeves, FR Jacket




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