suitX Named 2017 Gold Edison Award Winner For Innovative Exoskeleton

By: | May 10th, 2017


suitX, a California-based robotics company designing and manufacturing medical and industrial exoskeletons, today announced it has been voted a Gold Winner for innovation at the 2017 Edison Awards taking place at the Capitale in New York City.

Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods, and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.

The award recognizes suitX’s MAX exoskeleton which was developed by suitX. MAX’s lightweight design and versatile modules support workers performing strenuous activities including lifting, stooping, bending and squatting, allowing workers to become more productive by reducing muscle strain by as much as 60%. The benefits of the MAX exoskeletons have been recognized by over one hundred users globally in well-established corporations.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a Gold Winner of the prestigious Edison Award,” said Dr. Kazerooni, founder, and CEO, suitX. “We’re on a mission to help people around the world improve their quality of life with the most advanced, lightest and low-cost exoskeleton technology. Our goal in design of MAX is to make these exoskeletons accessible and practical to minimize the risk of work-related injuries and increase the productivity.”

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics, and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

To learn more about suitX and their innovative technology, visit

Marshall Smith

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