Overhead work redefined

Ottobock Shoulder supports your arms during strenuous overhead work, while feeling like a natural extension of your body. Whether in logistics, manufacturing or maintenance, the Ottobock Shoulder can help your workers succeed in their work and have more energy for life. The Ottobock Shoulder is the successor of the very successful Paexo Shoulder exoskeleton

User-centered approach

The experience of thousands of shoulder exoskeleton users worldwide created the foundation for the Ottobock Shoulder’s unique usability, high comfort, and useful accessories

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Biomechanical design guarantees full freedom of movement and fast donning and doffing in every situation.


The ergonomic waist belt, intuitive adjustments and a one-size-fits-all system guarantee high comfort.


Proven to reduce stress on shoulder muscles and joints by over 40%.

Energy Harvesting

“The Ottobock Shoulder absorbs potential energy from the user’s upper extremity and stores it in a spring and cable system. The device continuously releases this stored energy to reduce the effort required to raise the upper extremities. This storage and release of energy significantly relieves strain on muscles and joints, allowing over-the-shoulder activities to be performed comfortably. This innovative solution from Ottobock is a breakthrough for businesses as it both reduces injuries and increases productivity.”

Prof. Homayoon Kazerooni, Chief Scientist of Ottobock Bionic Exoskeletons and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley

Ottobock Shoulder

The Ottobock Shoulder is worn close to the body, similar to a backpack, and allows full freedom of movement. Like all Ottobock exoskeletons, it requires no external energy supply and functions purely mechanically.

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Combinable in everyday work

Integratable neck support (Paexo Neck) to relieve the cervical spine, a fire rated Shoulder Jacket, a strap for tools or use it with a fall protection harness. Ottobock Shoulder offers solutions for many situations in everyday work.


The experience of several thousand users has been incorporated into the Ottobock Shoulder. The result: simple adjustment options that make it possible to put on the exoskeleton in less than 20 seconds. Its easy-to-clean surface as well as removable, washable textiles ensures a hygenic usage of the Ottobock Shoulder.

Request your personal Experience Package now and start your accompanied test phase.

Experience S

2 Ottobock Shoulder Exoskeletons

1 week accompanied test phase

50% of the costs creditable

from $4990
early bird price $3990


Experience M

4 Ottobock Shoulder Exoskeletons

2 weeks accompanied test phase

50% of the costs creditable

on request


Experience L

6 Ottobock Shoulder Exoskeletons

3 weeks accompanied test phase

50% of the costs creditable

on request


Immediate relief of the musculature

“The new Ottobock Shoulder benefits from the practical experience and scientific studies of recent years. They revealed in fact that ease of use and comfort are key to daily usage. Here we have made essential progress and the Ottobock Shoulder addresses exactly these needs. Exoskeletons are already changing all relevant industries. From automotive manufacturing to train, ship and aircraft maintenance to logistics, people are moving to center stage thanks to our innovations.”

Dr. Sönke Rössing, Head of Ottobock Bionic Exoskeletons

Shoulder Launch Event

Emeryville, CA

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MRO Americas

Dallas, TX
04/26 – 04/28/2022

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Demo Day Houston

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Demo Day Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

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Overview Fairs and Events

Coast to Coast
March – July

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Studies on our shoulder exoskeletons

Our shoulder exoskeletons are the subject of numerous studies and research papers that scientifically analyze and prove their effectiveness and relevance. An overview of all studies can be found here: Exoskeleton Studies Overview.

Studie: Journal IEEE
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Studie: Journal of Orthopaedic Technology
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“Ottobock’s close support during the pilot phase helped us to identify the right workstations and make them more ergonomical with exoskeletons. Ottobock was a reliable partner during the introduction. Today our employees use exoskeletons on a daily basis in the goods inward department and the warehouse.”

AptivMarkus Nendwich , Aptiv Mobility Services Austria GmbH

The arms are practically in the air, I would not have thought that this can support so strongly support. The regular support is sufficient in most cases sufficient. Only with heavy tools I can imagine that then the double rope pull is good in the long run. The wearing comfort of the Paexo Shoulder was found to be very pleasant and was described as “not noticeable” after a short time. “not noticeable”. Even when sitting, the exoskeleton was not not perceived as uncomfortable.

RadatzEmployee Feedback, Raddatz Gebäudereinigung GmbH

Over the past three years the advances in exoskeleton development have been very noticable, and I’m particularly pleased to see the developers incorporating user feedback to make the devices lighter and simpler. I firmly expect these advances to continue in the future.

image: MoserStephen Moser, Mercedes-Benz Ludwigsfelde GmbH

Our professional services for the Ottobock Shoulder.

After 12 months of operation of your Ottobock Shoulder, an inspection is required according to our specifications under the Machinery Directive for safe operation.
We offer the following service packages.


All the basics for maintenance for your Ottobock Shoulder

– Annual maintenance according to operating instructions
– Microbial disinfection

Everything you need from our technicians for your Ottobock Shoulder

– Annual maintenance according to operating instructions
– Microbial disinfection
– Replacement of small parts in case of wear
– Replacement of the cushioning elements
– Upgrade of the textile system to the latest standard

Exchange your Paexo Shoulder for the latest version

– Get the latest Ottobock Shoulder
– Get the latest accessories
– 12 months warranty included

+ Receive a Paexo Neck free of charge

The most frequently asked questions about our exoskeleton can be found here

Exoskeleton Webinars

Enter the world of exoskeletons and work ergonomics and learn more about the development of exoskeletons in our basic webinar “Exoskeletons for Industry”. We will present the latest Ottobock technology and give you the opportunity to ask questions directly.

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