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The exoskeleton for the relief of the back

Paexo Back was developed in collaboration with logistics experts and employees in warehousing and parcel distribution centers. The exoskeleton works according to a biomechanical principle: the load is taken off at the shoulder, like a backpack, and transferred to the thighs with the help of the exoskeleton’s support structure. The energy storage absorbs force when bending and releases it again when lifting. 

Paexo Back provides significant support up to 55lbs 

The heart of the system is the purely mechanical clutch at hip level – a technological world’s first. It can differentiate between bending and walking and switches off automatically when walking to provide full freedom of movement. The degree of support can be continuously adjusted to the load of different work steps. 

For a personal quotation and further information, please contact Ottobock Bionic Exoskeletons by e-mail (industrials@ottobock.com) or phone (512-564-9662). 

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Paexo Back Experience Package

Our assessment so far confirms the functionality and suitable use cases promised by the manufacturer. For 2021 we are planning additional tests with the exoskeletons, primarily to support our drivers when they unload at their destination sites, as well as for loading and unloading at our distribution centers.

BTSAlfredo Morganella, CEO, BTS Logistik GmbH

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.

CascadeJeff Collins, Cascade

“The support for testing the exoskeletons on our premises on the part of Ottobock ran smoothly and to our complete satisfaction.”

image: Frank drawingJochen Ackermann, Guido Tröster, FRANK Walz- und Schmiedetechnik GmbH

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Experience S

3 Paexo Back exoskeletons

6 weeks accompanied test phase

50% of the costs deductible when buying 2+ Paexo Back

$6.900

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Experience M

6 Paexo Back exoskeletons

8 weeks accompanied test phase

50% of the costs deductible when buying 3+ Paexo Back

on request

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Experience L

12 Paexo Back exoskeletons

10 weeks accompanied test phase

50% of the costs deductible when buying 4+ Paexo Back

on request

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Your path to successful implementation with our proven test methodology

Example Experience Package M

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Kick-off with your team on site

› User training + access to training videos
› Initial adjustment of the systems to the employees
› Certification for shift supervisors
› Support during the first steps at the workplace
Week 1
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Implementation & Monitoring

› 8-week deployment of up to 8 Paexo Back systems
› On-site visit to support and advise users
› Service by phone/ email/ video
› Evaluation after 4 weeks
Week 1-8
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Evaluation + Next Steps

› On-site evaluation of the test
› Definition of next steps
› Offer for permanent usage and long term pilots
› Presentation of results
Week 8+
Slide

Kick-off with your team on site

› User training + access to training videos
› Initial adjustment of the systems to the employees
› Certification for shift supervisors
› Support during the first steps at the workplace
Week 1
Slide

Implementation & Monitoring

› 8-week deployment of up to 8 Paexo Back systems
› On-site visit to support and advise users
› Service by phone/ email/ video
› Evaluation after 4 weeks
Week 1-8
Slide

Evaluation + Next Steps

› On-site evaluation of the test
› Definition of next steps
› Offer for permanent usage and long term pilots
› Presentation of results
Week 8+
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Less than 4kg / 9lbs
Quick to put on and take off
Automatic motion detection
Size adjustable S-XL

Lumbar Pelotte The lumbar pelotte has a stimulating effect on the muscles of the lower back. Setting Concept The intuitive setting concept facilitates the usability. Once adjusted for the user, the Paexo Back can be put on and taken off within seconds. Relief The Paexo Back noticeably relieves the lower back by up to 25 kg through a reduction of forces in the chest and redirection into the thigh. Lightweight The Paexo Back is very light with a weight of under 4kg and adjustable to every user. Automatic Detection Paexo Back automatically detects between walking and lifting and ensures full freedom of movement purely mechanically.

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.
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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.

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Exoskeleton Webinars

Step into the world of exoskeletons and work ergonomics. Learn more about the development of exoskeletons in our basic webinar “Exoskeletons for Industry”. We will present the latest Ottobock Paexo technology and give you the opportunity to ask questions directly.

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Paexo Back marks a milestone…

“The market launch of Paexo Back marks another milestone for Ottobock Bionic Exoskeletons. The exoskeleton relieves the lumbar spine while lifting by up to 25 kilograms without restricting freedom of movement. Our goal was to develop a mechanical assistance system for warehouse workers that is at least as powerful as an exoskeleton with a power unit. And we succeeded with the Paexo Back.”

Dr. Soenke Roessing, Head of Ottobock Bionic Exoskeletons

Paexo Back for Logistics

Workers in logistics facilities, such as parcel distribution centers, lift the equivalent weight of a Boeing 747 airplane over five workdays, on average, from carrying packages, crates and other objects on the job […] To address the issue of workplace injuries and enable companies to improve occupational health and safety, Ottobock today announced the company’s expansion in the U.S. with […] the availability of a wearable exoskeletal device called Paexo Back.

Yahoo!, May 18, 2021

FAQ – Paexo Back

The textiles of the Paexo Back are removable, washable and reusable. The technique can be wiped with a damp cloth. It is possible to order a hygiene set for the replacement of the textiles.

The Paexo Back is “Made in Germany” and was developed in Duderstadt.

In the care sector we are researching possible applications for Paexo Back. We are not yet using it in this area. Nurses are exposed to an enormous strain on the spine, which can lead to serious diseases and injuries in the back. This is what we are researching and we will be happy to keep you up to date with the developments on our channels. The airport is a classic application for the Paexo Back. Areas of application are baggage loading on the aircraft and processing in the airport. 

Paexo products are developed according to biomechanical principles. Two important issues are the application and transfer of forces and the interfaces on the body. The principle of force redirection is crucial for all Paexo products.Please have a look at the Paexo Shoulder studies on our website to get an impression of our work.

No, the user does not get superpowers. The principle of Paexo products is to support the user and thereby relieve the user. The Paexo Back works in the area of the lower spine and produces a measurable positive relief effect when lifting heavy loads. When bending, energy is stored in the system and returned to the user as soon as the person straightens up again. The lower spinal column area is noticeably relieved up to 25 kg.

The opposite is the case. On the one hand, we see in many sectors, including logistics or warehouses at industrial companies, that automation approaches are interesting and are being tried out, but also often reach their limits. We don’t know what will happen in ten years time, but the acute question of relieving employees through personal measures is already arising today. In this respect, these measures are a means of maintaining the employment of people who work in such logistics processes. We are observing that people who have fallen ill return to the labour market in good health, but may not be able to return to where they were originally employed. That is where we start with our Paexo exoskeletons and there is a very good potential for Paexo Back.

The commercialization of Paexo is a goal we have firmly in mind. The world of exoskeletons is new and exciting, and our extensive experience in industry, crafts and logistics will help us optimize the product for private use. We will be happy to keep you up to date on this.

Ottobock is a world market leader in the field of technical orthopaedics. Our exoskeletons for rehabilitation are already on the market, e.g. the C-Brace from orthotics. After all, exoskeletons are based on the functional principle of orthoses, a field in which Ottobock can already demonstrate more than 100 years of experience. Our Paexo products are increasingly focusing on prevention at a wide variety of workplaces.

There are different packages for the Paexo Back. There will be a leasing offer as well as the possibility to buy. Customers and interested parties can choose from test packages of different sizes. In the course of these test packages, we accompany the introduction at the workstations and the evaluation of the use of Paexo Back. We would be happy to make you an offer. Please contact us using our contact form or by e-mail at industrials@ottobock.com.

As of May 2020 you can use the Paexo Back exoskeleton in your logistics processes. There are three different test packages, “Experience S”, “Experience M” and “Experience L”. We support you from the introduction at the workplace to the organizational implementation and the evaluation of the results. If you would like an offer for one of the three test options, please contact us using our contact form.

Networking and the use of anonymised data are of great importance, because they can earlier identify risks arising from physically strenuous work. These are areas in which we are already doing research, and they will not only find their way into our products in ten years time. The functions also have an additional benefit for the user himself/herself, it can help the user to move more economically, to protect himself/herself against injuries or simply as a practical working aid.

The Paexo Back is a passive exoskeleton, because the energy storage works without an external power source and therefore does not need to be charged.

After a period of familiarisation, putting on and taking off takes less than twenty seconds each.

All our products are designed to be used by both men and women. Especially the contact points of the products to the human body and in the biomechanical principle of action, they are designed in such a way that both men and women can wear our products and use them effectively.

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