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Next-gen robotic exoskeletons launch

12 January 2023

German Bionic is launching new, AI-powered smart wearable tools that claim to revolutionise workplace safety in physically demanding jobs. 

THE NEW smart wearable tools include:

• Apogee: the lightest and most versatile AI-supported power suit from German Bionic

• Smart SafetyVest: the smart vest to bring ergonomic monitoring and protection to every worker

• German Bionic IO: the cloud-based software platform that manages and analyses workplace ergonomics and safety practices

German Bionic’s Cray X exoskeleton is in use with companies such as L’Oreal, JBS, Ecolab, and Lanxess plus many global logistics firms including DPD, as well as retailers such as Currys.


The AI-supported Apogee is German Bionic’s next-generation smart robotic wearable tool. It is even lighter and more comfortable than its predecessors and broadens the areas of application. The dust and water-resistant device maximises workplace safety by providing up to 30kg of support for the lower back per lifting movement and helps minimise fatigue thanks to active walking assistance. Apogee integrates easily in workplaces and has an immediate impact wherever heavy lifting and carrying regularly takes place, such as in logistics.

Smart SafetyVest

German Bionic’s Smart SafetyVest incorporates advanced sensory capabilities and AI power to deliver data-based, personalised ergonomic insights, as well as assessments and recommended actions at the press of a button. In addition to custom workplace insights, it can pinpoint ergonomic risks and improvement opportunities to reduce fatigue and injuries that can otherwise lead to high levels of illness and absenteeism – regardless of the type of work being performed.

German Bionic IO

At the heart of both innovations is the cloud-based German Bionic IO platform. It not only makes occupational health and safety measurable, but also visible. The system intelligently analyses data collected from Apogee, Cray X and Smart SafetyVest, applying machine learning and AI to continuously learn and enhance safety effectiveness with the wearer’s every movement. The German Bionic IO platform provides comprehensive monitoring and reporting functions as well as individualised recommendations for action based on real, relevant data.

German Bionic CPO Norma Steller, says: “With our new wearables, we are empowering hard-working people with the tools they need to do their jobs more safely and sustainably. Both our new ergonomic wearables – Apogee and Smart SafetyVest – as well as our award-winning Cray X exoskeleton enable us to provide the right support for just about any company or work environment where manual work is performed. And with the German Bionic IO data platform, we also deliver a powerful analytics tool for workplace ergonomics and processes.”

For more information, visit https://germanbionic.com/en/