REX = Robotic EXoskeleton

REX is an exoskeleton designed to replace wheelchairs and allow users with limited leg function to stand up and walk around.

Step into the future with Rex – [rexbionics.co.nz]

What is Rex?

Rex, the Robotic Exoskeleton, is a pair of robotic legs that enables you to stand up, walk, move sideways, turn around, go up and down steps as well as walk on flat hard surfaces including ramps and slopes.

Worn outside the body Rex is designed to support and hold a person comfortably as they move, Rex is made of strong, lightweight materials that have been extensively tested.


Video 1 : Rex, the Robotic Exoskeleton
– [youtube.com]

Video 2 : Rex enables wheelchair user Hayden Allen to stand and walk – [youtube.com]

REX robotic exoskeleton gets wheelchair users back on their feet – [gizmag.com]

The result is REX, an exoskeleton made of strong, lightweight materials that is designed to support and hold a person comfortably as they move. Users strap themselves in to the robotic legs with a number of Velcro and buckled straps that fit around the legs along with a belt that fits around the user’s waist. While most robotic exoskeletons we’ve looked at, such as the HAL, augment human motion, this is generally not an option for wheelchair-bound users so REX is controlled using a joystick that sits at the wearer’s waist level.

Upward mobility
When wearing REX users can stand up, walk, move sideways, turn around, go up and down steps, as well as walk on flat, hard surfaces including ramps and slopes. It is powered by a custom-made rechargeable battery that will typically provide two hours of active use on a full charge. To extend running time the battery can be easily swapped out for a fully charged one.

SEE ALSO:
Exoskeleton
Cradle
i-Limb Hand

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