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HFES thanks the following organizations for supporting the 2018 ErgoX Symposium.

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Platinum Sponsor – Since 1912, Liberty Mutual has provided broad, competitively priced insurance products and services to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers. Liberty Mutual blends a full range of primary, excess, and specialty commercial insurance products with superior risk engineering that helps prevent the incidents that spark claims, and claims management that produces superior outcomes when injuries happen. Liberty Mutual is known worldwide for its in-depth expertise, financial strength, and dedication to helping people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. Liberty Mutual is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor.

 







 

Gold Sponsor – Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. Find out what Boeing is doing to advance ergonomics and create wearable machines that protect workers from injuries, while enhancing their performance and capabilities for building and servicing our amazing products.

 















 

Silver SponsorMawashi Science & Technology is a Leading-Edge Defense Research and Development Company that develops Human Augmentation Systems, notably the Game-Changing UPRISE™ Tactical Exoskeleton. With a unique combined expertise in Human Factors & Ergonomics, Biomimicry, New Product Development, Multiphysics Engineering, Industrial Design, Concept Art, and Systems Integration, Mawashi assures to its clients a Technological Advancement, a Competitive Advantage, and Superiority in the industry.

 











 

Morning Refreshment Break SponsorF48 on Exoskeletons and Exosuits is the newest addition to ASTM’s robotics portfolio. F48 will be supporting the industry with robust voluntary consensus standards for human factors and ergonomics, design and manufacturing, maintenance security and more. Hear about its impact here. ASTM is excited to work with HFES to advance this technology in the marketplace!

 





 

Continental Breakfast Sponsor – The Levitate AIRFRAME™ is a wearable exoskeleton engineered to improve upper extremity musculoskeletal health for workers who engage in repetitive motion. Lightweight and customizable to fit any body type, the AIRFRAME™ moves seamlessly with the user – and without intruding into the workspace or limiting motion or dexterity.

 

       

 

Afternoon Refreshment Break SponsorNorthern Illinois University is a premier student-centered public research institution. In the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, students work side by side with faculty on industry-connected research. Ergonomics and biomedical devices are just two of the many fields in which NIU researchers are creating a brighter tomorrow.
 

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Ekso Bionics® is a worldwide pioneer in the field of robotic exoskeletons. The EksoVest is an upper body exoskeleton that elevates and supports a worker's arms to assist with tasks ranging from chest height to overhead. It is lightweight and low profile, making it comfortable to wear in all conditions while enabling freedom of motion.

 


          

 

General Motors Global Manufacturing Engineering Ergonomics – The Human Grasp Assist device (Ironhand) is a grasp augmentation device intended for use in manufacturing. The goal is to reduce fatigue in tasks that require repeated or prolonged grasping exertions. Reducing fatigue from grasping has the potential to prevent cumulative stress injuries, speed recovery from such injuries, and increase productivity in demanding applications.
 









 


At GoX Studio, accuracy wins. We discover technology that drives the next generation of wearable devices. Our technology has broad uses to improve the performance and health of industrial workers, recreational and professional athletes, the elderly, and even soldiers and rescue workers in the field.
 







 


The Levitate AIRFRAME™ is a wearable exoskeleton engineered to improve upper extremity musculoskeletal health for workers who engage in repetitive motion. Lightweight and customizable to fit any body type, the AIRFRAME™ moves seamlessly with the user – and without intruding into the workspace or limiting motion or dexterity.

 















 


Mawashi Science & Technology is a Leading-Edge Defense Research and Development Company that develops Human Augmentation Systems, notably the Game-Changing UPRISE™ Tactical Exoskeleton. With a unique combined expertise in Human Factors & Ergonomics, Biomimicry, New Product Development, Multiphysics Engineering, Industrial Design, Concept Art, and Systems Integration, Mawashi assures to its clients a Technological Advancement, a Competitive Advantage, and Superiority in the industry.

 


 










 

As an undisputed industry leader in dexterous robotic systems, Sarcos™ is creating technology to empower people. We don’t replace human productivity, we enhance it, by making you stronger, keeping you safer, and getting you to places you couldn’t otherwise go. We’ve been at the vanguard of the science for over 20 years, but always with a practical focus, and a quest to augment what we all are capable of on a personal level. Whether the application is military or industrial, we don’t just build robots. We build new possibilities for real people who put it out there every day to get the job done.
 




  



 


suitX is a bionics company dedicated to bringing advanced, and affordable,
exoskeletons to the Industrial marketplace. Based out of Emeryville, CA, suitX caters to
a worldwide customer base. The suitX V2 suite of exoskeletons is comprised of four systems: V2 backX (S), V2 backX (AC), V2 shoulderX, and V2 legX. Each module can be worn independently, or in various combinations, depending on the customer’s application, or task. The result is a versatile system that can allow workers to complete shoulder, lower back, and/or leg intensive tasks, with reduced risk of occupational injury , while being comfortable enough to wear all day.