The Weight Is Over

Why Wait Until After an Injury to Address Back Strain?

The Apex reduces the risk of back pain before it starts

The life of an active worker is a back injury waiting to happen - with frequent lifting, bending, and reaching to keep up with fast-paced demands. No matter what safety reminders are in place, workers' back muscles are working overtime and increase the risk of over-exertion back injuries.

The Apex passive back-assist exosuit helps active workers reduce that risk by comfortably assisting them during strain-inducing tasks. The sleek, lightweight design has practical wearability in mind - providing that much-needed assistance without sacrificing range of motion or comfort, with a fit that is customizable to any body type.

The Apex creates a happier, healthier, and more productive workforce by sending them home with more energy and less pain, while helping reduce the risk of back injuries.

Pillars of Effective Exosuits


Composed of lightweight materials, the Apex fits comfortably. Weighing only 3.4 lbs, it’s textile-based, breathable, and gives you an incredible range of motion.


The Apex is built to reduce loading and fatigue of back muscles by reducing strain on the back by over 75 lbs with every lift. It preserves your strength and sustains healthy productivity.

Freedom of Movement
Modular components keep the Apex agile, enabling a wide range of size customization. Easy to take on and off, the Apex’s dual-mode means you can activate the exosuit’s assistance when you need it. And deactivate it when you don’t.

By the Numbers

Back pain costs American businesses $100 billion per year in direct and indirect costs.

Americans lose 264,000,000 workdays per year because of back pain.

The Apex can take over 75 lbs. of strain off the back on every lift. That adds up.

The lightweight Apex only weighs 3.4 lbs, which is about the same as an empty backpack.

Apex Users Have Spoken

Frequently Asked Questions

The Apex has a modular design, enabling an unprecedented range of sizes – with over 50 fit combinations, including a full range of female-specific fits.
It’s quite simple, actually. You can leisurely put it on in 30 seconds and take it off in 10 seconds.

There’s a proprietary on/off clutch that lets you quickly turn assistance on or off at the push of the button – giving you assistance when you need it and getting out of your way when you don’t.

The Apex is backed by peer-reviewed science, and developed through rigorous testing both in the lab and in the field. It quantitatively reduces back strain, fatigue, and risk of injury from bending and lifting.
Human-focused design factors, including high-tech, breathable fabric, and padding and slip-resistant features in the right places to comfortably conforms to wearers’ bodies. An exosuit that continually gets in the way isn’t practical for active workers. Ease-of-fit is a major benefit for scalable adoption of the Apex.
Beware of grandiose statements about exosuits, such as claiming they will turn your workers into human forklifts. In reality, the workers are still lifting, bending, and reaching, but the Apex helps assist active workers to help reduce the risk of fatigue-related back injuries.
Exosuits are “soft-shell” exoskeletons. So all exosuits are exoskeletons, but not all exoskeletons are exosuits.
Passive means that there are no motors or batteries. The Apex is textile-based, meaning it utilizes laws of physics to provide assistance without compromising comfort and range of motion.

Learn More About Exo Technology

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