By Nick Gilbert
Quantum International, an emerging robotics company has investigated the market potential for robotic exoskeletons for enabling the disabled people to regain their walking ability.
According to Quantum CEO Robert Federowicz, starting from the medical market, bionic exoskeletons will have more potential markets. This technology had its due diligence conducted to assess its potential. The company will investigate the requirement for robotic augmentation from a variety of industries extending from construction to the military.
The same robotic frames will enable wheelchair users to stand and walk and will also be used in industrial applications, through which industrial workers can extensively use heavy equipment or will help wounded soldiers to soon have their injuries healed. Exoskeletons will also enable athletes to help achieving superhuman endurance and robustness.
Federowicz envisions that the efficiency and capabilities of robotics will help the disabled to regain their mobility. The company has forecasted increased demand for specialized exo-suits for athletes running in marathons or for mountain climbers, despite the competence and condition of a full-time athlete. The company anticipates market potential that will attract its shareholders.
Quantum is now investigating potential exoskeleton partnerships close by. The company signed a non-disclosure agreement with the University of Houston last week for encouraging the commencement of negotiations on a potential partnership with researchers who are focusing on an external brain-machine interface, through which users can intellectually maneuver advanced Rex Bionics robotic exoskeleton.