The exoskeleton for the relief of the back

Ottobock Back was developed in collaboration with logistics experts and employees in warehousing and parcel distribution centers. The exoskeleton works according to a biomechanical principle: the load is taken off at the shoulder, like a backpack, and transferred to the thighs with the help of the exoskeleton’s support structure. The energy storage absorbs force when bending and releases it again when lifting. 

Ottobock Back provides significant support up to 55lbs 

The heart of the system is the purely mechanical clutch at hip level – a technological world’s first. It can differentiate between bending and walking and switches off automatically when walking to provide full freedom of movement. The degree of support can be continuously adjusted to the load of different work steps. 

For a personal quotation and further information, please contact Ottobock Bionic Exoskeletons by e-mail ( or phone (512-564-9662). 

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Ottobock Back Experience Package

Our assessment so far confirms the functionality and suitable use cases promised by the manufacturer. For 2021 we are planning additional tests with the exoskeletons, primarily to support our drivers when they unload at their destination sites, as well as for loading and unloading at our distribution centers.

BTSAlfredo Morganella, CEO, BTS Logistik GmbH

The introduction to the staff at the California Facility went really well. Everyone was fit with the device, trained how to use it. It was pretty simple instructions how to both get it positioned and secured on the body as well as how to engage the device.

CascadeJeff Collins, Cascade

“The support for testing the exoskeletons on our premises on the part of Ottobock ran smoothly and to our complete satisfaction.”

image: Frank drawingJochen Ackermann, Guido Tröster, FRANK Walz- und Schmiedetechnik GmbH

Book an Experience Package now and start your individual test phase.

Experience Basic

2 Ottobock Back exoskeletons

2 week accompanied test phase

50% of the costs deductible


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Experience Standard

4-6 Ottobock Back exoskeletons

4 weeks accompanied test phase

50% of the costs deductible

on request

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Experience Analytics

7-12 Ottobock Back exoskeletons

6 weeks accompanied test phase

50% of the costs deductible

on request

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Example Experience Standard

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Less than 4kg / 9lbs
Relief of up to 25 kilograms
Quick to put on and take off
Automatic motion detection
Size adjustable S-XL

Your professional service for the Ottobock Back.

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


All the basics for maintenance for your Ottobock Back

– Annual maintenance according to IFU (Manufacturer`s instructions for use)
– Anti-microbial basic sanitization
– Professional deep-cleaning of system, all paddings and textiles
– Exchange of spare parts showing wear and tear
– Upgrade of individual components to the latest version (if available); as needed, replacements also possible

$ 530
(Net price, EXW delivery to North America)

Detailed explanations of included services

  • Annual maintenance according to IFU
    • Visual and functional inspection on wear and tear or defects. An inspection plate is issued after maintenance has been completed (incl. indication of the next maintenance date).
  • Anti-microbial basic sanitization in hygiene chamber
    • The exoskeleton is hung into a special hygiene chamber and treated with disinfection agents for >20 min.
  • Professional deep-cleaning of system and all textiles
    • Deep cleaning and washing of entire system, paddings and textiles; in addition, strongly contaminated areas are systematically being treated with disinfection cloth to remove all dirt and stains.
  • Exchange of parts showing wear and tear
    • Parts showing wear and tear, like expander units or bars, are being replaced proactively, if necessary.
  • Exchange of parts showing wear and tear
    • Parts showing wear and tear, like expander units or bars, are being replaced proactively, if necessary.
  • Upgrade of individual components to the latest version (if available and compatible); replacements possible as needed
    • As needed, expendable parts, such as splints, clamp levers or expanders are being exchanged.

White Paper – The Future of Injury Prevention in Logistics

Exoskeletons are the game changer for workers’ health and productivity in your warehouse operations; a new study reveals an effective way to address work-related injuries. Download our latest white paper on back exoskeletons to learn about the cost of back pain and spinal injuries for companies and how personal and wearable exoskeletons offer a practical, people-centric solution.

Exoskeleton Webinars

Step into the world of exoskeletons and work ergonomics. 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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Ottobock Back marks a milestone…

“The market launch of Ottobock Back marks another milestone for Ottobock Bionic Exoskeletons. The exoskeleton relieves the lumbar spine while lifting by up to 25 kilograms without restricting freedom of movement. Our goal was to develop a mechanical assistance system for warehouse workers that is at least as powerful as an exoskeleton with a power unit. And we succeeded with the Ottobock Back.”

Dr. Soenke Roessing, Head of Ottobock Bionic Exoskeletons

Ottobock Back for Logistics

Workers in logistics facilities, such as parcel distribution centers, lift the equivalent weight of a Boeing 747 airplane over five workdays, on average, from carrying packages, crates and other objects on the job […] To address the issue of workplace injuries and enable companies to improve occupational health and safety, Ottobock today announced the company’s expansion in the U.S. with […] the availability of a wearable exoskeletal device called Ottobock Back.

Yahoo!, May 18, 2021

FAQ – Paexo Back