Phoenix Test Pilot

Seeking Phoenix Test Pilots

About the Position:

SuitX is seeking ambitious, proactive, enthusiastic test pilots to join our team.  You will be needed on a part-time, contract basis to test and demonstrate wearing, walking, and maneuvering using our latest medical exoskeleton, Phoenix.  You will perform live demonstrations for potential clients, investors, and medical representatives to spread the word about our product and its potential to change the medical exoskeleton market.  You will be responsible for providing feedback on the design, control, comfort, and accessibility of the system as a whole.  Some travel may be required for the position, but it is important that our test pilots live within commuting distance to Berkeley, CA.  Please also note that you may be asked to appear in photos and videos for marketing, PR, and various other projects as needed; your face and likeness will represent the SuitX brand and our message.  This is a potentially life-changing opportunity for the right candidates to advance current medical exoskeleton research, create awareness, and make a positive impact on SCI patients all over the world.

Requirements:

  • Present with Spinal Cord Injury level T4 or lower with ISNCSCI A, B, C or D
  • Hands and shoulders must be able to support crutches or a walker
  • Healthy bone density
  • Skeleton does not suffer from any fractures
  • Able to stand using a device such as a standing frame
  • In general good health
  • Height is between 160 cm and 187 cm (5’3” to 6’2”)
  • Weight does not exceed 91 kg (200lbs)
  • Between 18 and 55 years old, or upon physician’s approval
  • Skin must be intact and unbruised where it interfaces with the device.
  • Must receive written approval from your physician

The candidate must NOT possess any of the following:

  • Spinal cord injury level higher than T4
  • Severe concurrent medical diseases, illness, systemic or peripheral infection
  • Severe spasticity (Ashworth ≥3)
  • Unstable spine or bone fractures
  • Significant flexion contractures limited to 35º at the hip and 20º at the knee
  • Severe lower extremity heterotopic ossification limiting range of motion in the hip or knee joints
  • Trunk or lower extremity pressure ulcers or unhealed wounds.
  • Pregnant or lactating females

How to apply:

Please email us at testpilots@suitx.com and tell us why you want to work with us and why you’re the perfect fit to be the face and voice of our product.