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HeroWear Announces Latest Back-Assist Exosuit

HeroWear set a new standard for exosuits in 2020. In 2023, it’s set to do it again. The industry-leading company is proud to unveil the highly anticipated Apex 2 — the latest version of its back-assist exosuit.

Back injuries and related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) cost American companies $225.8 billion per year, according to the CDC — that’s an average of $1,685 per employee every year. The 2022 Liberty Mutual Safety Index ranked strains from moving heavy objects as the number one source of injuries, accounting for 1 out of every 5 workplace injuries.

The Apex 2 leverages the power of science with a focus on comfort, resulting in unparalleled protection and wearability. The suit weighs less than 3 lbs and can take 75 pounds of strain off a typical worker’s back with every lift, and it reduces muscle strain and fatigue by up to 40 percent without motors or batteries.

The Apex 2 was launched via a virtual stream on March 8, 2023. Following the launch, HeroWear will take the Apex 2 on tour, allowing people in select cities to experience the suit in person at industry trade shows as well as private and public events. The suit will be available to ship worldwide this summer, and pre-orders are already underway.

The science-backed Apex 2 is designed to comfortably provide assistance for hard-working men and women who frequently perform demanding movements such as lifting and sustained or repeated bending. With that assistance, the Apex 2 reduces a person’s risk of a back injury without restricting their freedom of movement.

While working with such a large and diverse range of workers, HeroWear actively collected data and feedback to make the industry’s best exosuit even better. The result has been multiple patent-pending innovations that further enhance the wearability, usability, fit, effectiveness, and longevity of the exosuit, all of which are critical for long-term user acceptance.

Some of the improvements in the Apex 2 include:

More Comfort, Less Heat

The Apex 2 improves on the already best-in-class modular design to fit an even broader range of people even more comfortably. And the new design dramatically decreases heat retention — making it better suited for more environments.


Material selection and feature design for the entire suit have been rethought to ensure that the Apex 2 will hold up to whatever work needs to be done. From abrasion-resistant fabrics to engineering-grade polymers and aircraft-grade aluminum, the suit will hold up to the most rigorous situations and years of hard work.


With the Apex 2, it is easier to size and train new users, and donning and doffing is faster and more intuitive. The redesigned, patent-pending switch makes it easy for users to activate the assistance when they need support and deactivate the assistance when they don’t.

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