In a joint development project, Bionik Laboratories Corp announces its pairing with Wistron Corporation to design, engineer, and manufacture low-price, lower-body assistive robotic technologies for the consumer home market.

The co-developed consumer exoskeleton products will be based on Bionik’s ARKE lower body exoskeleton. They will then be sold under the Bionik name and at an affordable price point, according to a media release from Toronto-based Bionik Laboratories Corp.

The companies’ initial target will be the Asian market, where Wistron Corporation is based.

“Wistron is a highly significant organization within the manufacturing industry, so having an opportunity to combine our industry-leading expertise within the robotics industry with their product development resources is incredible for us,” says Peter Bloch, CEO of Bionik, in the release. “Our years of experience in medical robotics has provided us with strong clinical data and technology to help us access this growing market of robotics technologies in the area of human assistance.”

“This partnership with Wistron represents a tremendous opportunity for Bionik to bring our technology to a massive consumer audience,” adds Michal Prywata, co-founder and COO of Bionik. “Our leading robotic technologies are already available in more than 200 facilities across the globe, but this partnership with Wistron will allow us to provide access to a much larger consumer market.”

[Source(s): Bionik Laboratories Corp, PR Newswire]