Founded in 2011, U.S. Bionics Inc. (dba; suitX) is a spin-off from the University of California Berkeley’s Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory. It is the technology leader in the design and manufacturing of wearable robotics and actively pursues opportunities in three market segments: industrial, healthcare, and recreational. suitX is striving to become the largest bionics company in the world to bring affordable bionics products to global markets. Neither the vision nor the technology is currently present in any other company” says Dr. Kazerooni, the founder and Chief Scientist.
Founded in 2004, Ekso Bionics is a spin-off from the University of California Berkeley’s Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory. The company was founded under the name of Berkeley ExoWorks by Homayoon Kazerooni. The company’s first commercially available product was called EksoGT (formerly eLEGS). In 2007 the company changed its name from Berkeley ExoWorks to Berkeley Bionics and 2011 to its current name Ekso Bionics. It also changed the name of eLegs to Ekso. Ekso Bionics introduced ExoHiker, ExoClimber, and Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC.) In 2014, Ekso Bionics became a public company.