A RECENT STUDY SHOWS that 80% of European citizens over the age of 65 suffer from chronic pain and need treatment in arms, elbows, or shoulders. Studies of hips and legs are equally gloomy. Consider then an aging population and you soon realize that patient numbers will increase dramatically in the foreseeable future.
Progress in biomechanics have led to a growing industry in both passive (orthosis) and active exo-skeletons. Emerging markeds outside the typical usage are expected to open within just a few years.