Back exoskeleton The innovative exoskeleton for load handling in logistics Experience packages from $6.900 Paexo Back Test it now Shoulder exoskeleton The supportive exoskeleton for overhead work Experience packages from $3.900 Paexo Shoulder TEST IT NOW

Exoskeleton – Ergonomics at work

Demographic change, rising life expectancy and a declining birth rate are increasingly leading to a shortage of skilled workers and longer working lives. Our Paexo exoskeleton series aims to offer technical solutions that help people protect their health as they perform physically demanding tasks on a daily basis.

Ottobock Paexo is based in Duderstadt, Germany and Austin / Texas, USA.

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ASSP Safety Conference

Where: Austin, Texas
When: 09/13/2021 – 09/15/2021

Paexo Webinar

Where: Sign Up here
When: 09/16 /2021 // every Thursday in the month

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
When: 11/02/2021 – 11/04/2021

For years we were challenged with the overhead work and what to do with that in terms of providing support for team members and we really didn’t have anything until these devices [exoskeletons] came along [..]. This really offered a new avenue

Marisol Barero, Toyota North America

I use the shoulder exoskeleton, when facing a longer microsurgical operation with the patient in the sitting position. It is my own experience that the fatigue in the muscles (which inevitably develops over the time) influences the precision of the instrument use, which is required for successful surgery in these highly delicate and narrow operative field.

Prof. Dr. med. Veit Rohde, Universtätsmedizin Göttingen

The introduction to the staff at the California Facility went really well. Everyone was fit with the device, trained how to use it. It was pretty simple instructions how to both get it positioned and secured on the body as well as how to engage the device.

Jeff Collins, Cascade
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Paexo Back

The innovative assistance system for load handling in logistics.
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Paexo Back Exoskelett
Slide Paexo Shoulder The Paexo Shoulder exoskeleton assists employees in production and the trade sector during overhead work. learn more Rendering vom Paexo Shoulder Exoskelett Slide

Paexo Soft Back

The Paexo Soft Back supports the user’s lower spine when carrying out activities and handling light loads.
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Slide Paexo Neck The new neck support Paexo Neck relieves the cervical spine during overhead work. learn more Ottobock Paexo Neck Exoskelett Slide Paexo Thumb The small exoskeleton provides relief during assembly tasks by redirecting forces to the entire hand. learn more Rendering vom Paexo Thumb Exoskelett Slide Paexo Wrist The Paexo Wrist supports movements in the wrist while lifting and holding heavy objects learn more Rendering vom Paexo Wrist Exoskelett

White Paper – The Future of Injury Prevention in Logistics

Exoskeletons are the game changer for workers’ health and productivity in your warehouse operations; a new study reveals an effective way to address work-related injuries. Download our latest white paper on back exoskeletons to learn about the cost of back pain and spinal injuries for companies and how personal and wearable exoskeletons offer a practical, people-centric solution.

Online shop for exoskeletons

100 years of biomechanical experience and development spirit, this is the tradition of our exoskeletons. In our online store you will find selected exoskeletons and spare parts.

E-Shop Exoskeletons

Exoskeleton Basics Webinar

Enter the world of exoskeletons and work ergonomics and learn more about the development of exoskeletons in our introductory webinar “Exoskeletons for Industrial use cases”. We present the latest state of the art in Ottobock Paexo technology and give you the opportunity to ask questions directly.


Ottobock – a family business for 100 years






years of experience

Paexo exoskeletons are made by Ottobock, a long-established company with 100 years of expertise in the development and production of biomechanical and orthopaedic products. Since 2012, Ottobock has been researching innovative solutions to make jobs in industrials, logistics and the trade sector more ergonomic. Our goal is to provide relief for people who perform physically demanding tasks, such as overhead work, thereby creating healthier working conditions. Ottobock Industrials offers a broad range of exoskeletons and solutions for logistics, automotive and aviation assembly, maintenance and repair, painting or construction. All of our products are developed at our headquarters in Duderstadt, Germany.

Our innovative solutions, based on orthopedic expertise, are suitable for almost any industry.

Selected use cases from 1000+ successful customer projects:


Load handling


Assembly and maintenance


Rail, rolling stock, trams, metros


Welding, surface treatment, maintenance


Surgical interventions


Riveting, fastening and maintenance

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Paexo exoskeletons ease vehicle assembly for VW workers

Over-head and over-shoulder work during vehicle assembly are physically very stressful. VW wants to relieve its employees with the exoskeleton Paexo…

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Exoskeletons help VW workers on the assembly line

People who work on the assembly line know painful shoulders and arms very well. Volkswagen believes they have found a solution with the help of a German company.



What is an exoskeleton?2021-03-24T11:48:47+01:00

An exoskeleton is a supporting structure worn on the body that relieves strain on the musculoskeletal system during specific activities. Paexo exoskeletons do not need an energy supply; their function is purely mechanical.

What does Paexo exoskeletons cost?2020-05-11T13:19:27+02:00

The prices for the Paexo exoskeletons vary.
We will gladly make you an offer that meets your requirements. Please contact us via contact form or send us an email:

Do Paexo exoskeletons restrict my freedom of movement or limit my activities during breaks?2020-05-11T13:19:57+02:00

The Paexo products permit full freedom of movement thanks to the biomechanical design. Thus you can sit down with the Paexo Shoulder or pick up fallen objects. Even low-lying drawers can be reached without restriction.

Do Paexo Products weaken the muscles?2020-05-11T13:20:46+02:00

No, you still have to perform all movements yourself. The Paexo Shoulder exoskeleton for example merely reduces load peaks by redistributing loads. The smallest exoskeleton in the world, the Paexo Thumb, functions according to a similar mechanism. The load is diverted from the thumb joint to the wrist.

Why is using Paexo products important?2020-05-11T13:21:26+02:00

About one quarter (23.2%) of days missed because of inability to work in Germany are due to musculoskeletal disorders (data from 2013). This figure increases with age: among people older than 55, it already accounts for more than 35%. Thus the economic cost of musculoskeletal disorders is considerable (loss of gross value added: approx. EUR 20 billion, 2013 data), (see DGUV).

There is a proven, direct relationship between overhead work and musculoskeletal disorders. Physical relief provided by exoskeletons can contribute to reducing work-related health hazards, time away from work and accidents. An exoskeleton can therefore make a major contribution to preventive healthcare for employees.

How are Paexo exoskeletons cleaned?2020-05-11T13:23:28+02:00

We pay great attention to the sustainability of our products. An essential part of this is that all textiles can be cleaned. Most parts that can be affected by contamination are removable, washable and reusable. The technical parts can be wiped with a damp cloth. For all products there is the possibility to order hygiene sets for the exchange of textiles.

Where are Paexo exoskeletons produced?2020-05-11T13:24:39+02:00

All our products are “Made in Germany” and developed in Duderstadt. The Paexo Shoulder is manufactured in Germany

For which areas are Paexo products available?2020-05-11T13:27:30+02:00

There are currently six Paexo exoskeletons. The Paexo Shoulder, Paexo BackPaexo Thumb, Paexo Neck, Paexo Soft Back and Paexo Wrist.

Paexo Shoulder for overhead work

Paexo Back for the back when handling loads.

Paexo Thumb for the thumb joint

Paexo Neck for the neck

Paexo Soft Back to provide lower back support

Paexo Wrist for the wrist

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