Relief of the cervical spine

The Paexo Neck is a neck support that relieves the neck area and the cervical spine. Various adjustment options allow the shoulder and neck area to be customized for each user. This makes Paexo Neck very comfortable to wear. Paexo Neck can be worn for any type of overhead work, such as ceiling installations or visual inspections.

Can be combined with Ottobock Shoulder

Paexo Neck can be easily combined with the Ottobock Shoulder. The additional neck support provides extra protection for all work above the shoulder.


The feather-light design of the Paexo Neck makes the exoskeleton very comfortable for users.

Easy handling

Easy to put on and take off within a few seconds, individually adjustable for different body sizes.


Paexo Neck can be easily combined with the Ottobock Shoulder to increase effective neck and shoulder relief.

Combinable and comfortable

The Paexo Neck can be worn in combination with the Ottobock Shoulder and independently. This exoskeleton is used for all work that takes place above the shoulder. Based on the principle of a hammock, users can simply lay their head back, and the head is supported. Through support structures, the device evenly distributes the weight of the head over the neck and shoulder area. The biomechanical design of the Paexo Neck preserves the wearer’s freedom of movement that movement is not restricted in any way.

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  • Paexo Neck exoskeleton

Possible applications

The Paexo Neck is used for all physical activities involving work above the shoulder area and above the head. For example, for any work below the car body, ceiling installations, and visual inspections.

Donning and Doffing

The Paexo Neck can be easily attached to the belt or the belt loop of the trousers. If it is worn together with the Ottobock Shoulder, it can be attached to the neck strap. The belt length is flexible and continuously adjustable. It can be easily adjusted with one hand. We have specially designed the Paexo Neck so that it can be adjusted individually and can also be varied quickly.

  • Paexo Neck pants strap
  • Paexo Neck strap length
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“It works on the principle of a hammock.

The user can simply lay his head loosely back and is held in place.”

David Duwe, Vice President Ottobock Bionic Exoskeletons Europe

Using Paexo Neck

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Exoskeleton Basics Webinar

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Paexo Neck Brochure

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Paexo Neck: Brochure

Frequently asked questions about the Paexo Neck

Manual work above shoulder and head height puts a great deal of strain on the joints and muscles of the shoulders, arms and back. The neck muscles can also get very tense due to tilting the head back. Such activities can lead to work-related disorders of the musculoskeletal system over the long term.

About one quarter (23.2%) of days missed because of inability to work in Germany are due to musculoskeletal disorders (data from 2013). And this figure increases with age: among people older than 55, it already accounts for more than 35%. In other words, the economic cost of musculoskeletal disorders is considerable (loss of gross value added: approx. EUR 20 billion, 2013 data) (see DGUV).

There is a proven, direct relationship between overhead work and musculoskeletal disorders. Physical relief provided by exoskeletons can contribute to reducing work-related health hazards, time away from work and accidents. Exoskeletons can therefore make a major contribution to preventive healthcare for employees.

No, the Paexo Neck provides relief and support for people. It improves ergonomics and can increase employee satisfaction, but it is not a performance-boosting exoskeleton.

The Paexo Neck can be adapted to user heights from about 160 to 190 cm.

We recommend that the exoskeleton is allocated on an individual basis. This is the only way to guarantee that the Paexo Neck is as effective as possible. Sharing it with another user is also not recommended for hygiene reasons. However, the Paexo Neck can be easily retrofitted and sanitised in order to allocate it to a new long-term user.

After a short familiarisation phase, it can be put on and taken off in just a few seconds.

The period of use for the Paexo Neck is not limited. Since the Paexo Neck is easy to put on and take off, it can easily be removed when not in use, for example when rotating workstations or during breaks.

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