ROBOTIC ski exoskeleton
Push Beyond Your Limits. Go Stronger, Longer, and Safer.
Experience the first of its kind robotic powered exoskeleton to superpower your knees during alpine skiing and snowboarding. The sensors and the software on the exoskeleton senses user intent and automatically adjusts torque at the knee via air actuators effectively mimicking the quadricep muscles. The device is fully programmable and automated but with manual overrides thus always keeping user in control.
Extend your ski day, access longer challenging terrain, make stronger turns, or simply enjoy the sport without the pain. All the while keeping your knees safer.
Video shows one of the many design concepts under construction.
JOIN THE WAITLIST
Our first releases are already spoken for, but there will be more on the way. If you'd like to reserve one in the future, or you'll be in the Tahoe or Park City areas and would like to try a day rental, reach out to us and we'll be in touch.
Reservations are for the Robotic Exoskeleton. The accompanying iOS App is shown below.
Device Operation: Simply strap on and select torque level and mode. Fully automated with manual overrides. On-board sensors and software sense the skier’s intent and automatically adjust torque at the knee via an air bladder.
Product Contents: Power Pack backpack, Two Leg Exoskeletons, iOS app (controls torque level & displays performance metrics).
Release Date (for rentals only): Jan 2019.
Rental Locations: Click on Join the Waitlist to see the list of locations.
Rental Pricing: Click on Join the Waitlist to see our “Early Bird” pricing. Hurry! Prices go up October 31st!
Important: Please read note at bottom of page prior to reserving. Questions reservations001[at]roamrobotics
Note - Above is one of the many design concepts ROAM is considering. Actual commercial device might have different form factor. Intent of above design concept is to give buyer a sense for the final product.
Development Time line
2015 - 2016 Original technology developed through grants from the SBIR program to keep soldiers safe and help people with impaired mobility maintain a fulfilling life.
April 2017 ROAM raises venture financing round to commercialize core intellectual property.
May 2017 Working SKI | Snowboard exoskeleton prototypes built and tested in Tahoe, CA.
June to Nov 2017 30+ Users tested on an indoor ski slope in San Francisco, CA.
Nov 2017 Prototype refined using user feedback.
Dec 2017 15+ Users tested on snow in Tahoe, CA, and in Gala resort Japan.
Q1 2018 100+ Test users scheduled. Email us skipilot[at]roamrobotics to be considered as test pilot.
Dec 2018 - Jan 2019 First commercial devices available for rent.
Prototype Testing And Testimonials
"Feels like you are the 'Terminator' on the slopes"- Test Pilot A
"I felt the power and energy as I held the edge on turns - which is what makes skiing fun for me" - Test Pilot B
"The worst part of it was when I turned the device off and couldn't feel the support anymore" - Test Pilot C
Please note following before joining our waitlist:
1) We do not have all the final specifications to share today but rest assured we are designing for all user levels.
2) The waitlist is for those who want to try or buy although we are releasing rentals only for now. A timeline for purchasing these devices will be available shortly.
3) Contact at reservations001[at]roamrobotics for questions.
4) Yes in addition you can tack on any other ROAM discounts.
5) Reservations valid only for U.S. based users. If outside U.S. please email for more information.
The Fine Print
We are finalizing designs and we have been reducing many of the risks typical to a hardware startup. However, as with any new startup, it is possible for unexpected events to impact the actual production timeline and we cannot rule out the possibility of a delay. On the bright side, it is possible that we may deliver earlier than expected.
Also rest assured, you will not be charged for joining the waitlist. You will be charged only when the the reservation is made and scheduled.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event will ROAM, its directors, employees, partners, suppliers, or content providers be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential, special, or exemplary damages of any kind, including but not limited to damages (i) resulting from your access to, use of, or inability to access or use the reservation; (ii) for any lost profits, data loss, or cost of procurement or substitute goods or services. In no event shall ROAM's liability for direct damages be in excess of (in the aggregate) one hundred U.S. dollars ($100.00).