Augsburg/Paris, June 20, 2022 | The fifth generation of the AI-based Cray X exoskeleton from Augsburg-based robotics company German Bionic has been honored with a prize at the inaugural “Elections de la Tech” at Viva Technology 2022, Europe’s largest startup and tech event. The award in the “Digital & Inclusive Health” (“Santé digitalisée et inclusive”) category was presented on June 18 on the VivaTech main stage.
“We are delighted to receive this award, which highlights the appreciation and acceptance of our innovation among the general population,” said Armin G. Schmidt, CEO of German Bionic. “The health of workers and the inclusion of all social groups in important work processes have always been core concerns of our company – be it in logistics, critical infrastructure or healthcare. VivaTech was an ideal setting to raise awareness of our Cray X exoskeleton in the important French market. And we received tremendous interest from industry, business and politics throughout the entire trade fair.”
The “Les Elections de la Tech” competition was launched by the Les Echos – Le Parisien media group, Franceinfo and Netexplo, and held for the first time at the VivaTech trade fair in 2022. Innovations “that could one day change your life” were nominated. French people were invited to vote on their favorite innovations. At VivaTech 2022, the German Bionic Cray X was introduced as follows:
“Do you believe robots will be the future of the working world? Think again. The future could lie in augmenting humans. Thanks to German Bionic, workers can do their jobs more effectively, faster, safer and better. They literally have your back. German Bionic’s Cray X power suit is worn on the body and provides up to 30 kg of support for the lower back per lifting movement, as well as active walking assistance for the legs. So, does it transform you into a superhero? Almost. The exoskeleton suit makes it easier for workers to lift, load or move large or heavy objects. The goal is to increase productivity while reducing strain or injury during work. Humans could be the new robots of tomorrow!”
Huge interest from companies, politics and the media
The first official presentation of the fifth generation Cray X at the demo point in the “Discovery Zone” of VivaTech 2022 also attracted extensive attention from companies, politics and the media even before the awards ceremony. Among them, Dr. Hans-Dieter Lucas, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in France, visited the booth and learned about the fascinating new features of the fifth-generation Cray X, which is the first exoskeleton of its kind to support two body regions at the same time and provides AI-based ergonomics and relief for heavy lifting and walking.