Richmond, Calif.-based Ekso Bionics Holdings recently announced its Ekso Labs division secured a third contract with the United States Special Operations Command to work on the next phase of the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit project.
The third phase of the four-part Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) project for United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) will focus on the development of an upper-extremity part for TALOS Mk III, a wearable uniform meant to combine full-body ballistic projection with superior mobility.
“We are extremely proud of our ongoing relationship with SOCOM and the opportunity to further contribute to the TALOS project,” Russ Angold, president of Ekso Labs and co‐founder of Ekso Bionics, said in a press release. “Our commitment to pushing technology to the next level, combined with our expertise in exoskeletons for various uses, gives us the advantage to continue developing and delivering cutting edge projects, and broadening our IP and overall experience and offering. This work will serve as the launching pad for Ekso’s future commercial development of upper-extremity exoskeletons.”
The U.S. Patent Office also granted Ekso Bionics three new patents as a result of the company’s work on government agency projects.