Exoskeleton Technologies: Industrial


FORTIS® exoskeleton transfers loads through the exoskeleton to the ground in standing or kneeling positions and allows operators to use heavy tools as if they were weightless. An advanced ergonomic design moves naturally with the body and adapts to different body types and heights. Using the FORTIS tool arm, operators can effortlessly hold heavy hand tools, increasing productivity by reducing muscle fatigue. 

Because of its design, the FORTIS exoskeleton is a recipient of a Gold Spark award in the category of Product and Health Design, and ICON Magazine, an architecture and design publication based in the United Kingdom, named the FORTIS exoskeleton its Product Design of the Year.

Hear what the U.S. Navy and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences have to say about Industrial Human Augmentation Systems (iHAS) including FORTIS

“The iHAS technology is a fundamental redefinition of the relationship between the worker and the tool, where the physical strength of the worker is no longer a limiting factor for work assignment. The cost benefit of implementing iHAS technology is not limited to just that of annual fiscal consideration, it will reduce work force injury for daily operations while increasing productivity by practically eliminating all physical fatigue.” 


Lockheed Martin offers training and service for the FORTIS industrial exoskeleton products. Prices start at $7,149 for the FORTIS Tool Arm and $24,750 for the full FORTIS industrial exoskeleton.


FORTIS allows operators to use heavy tools as if they were weightless.
Capable of supporting weight up to 36 pounds, the unpowered FORTIS Tool Arm relieves fatigue as users work heavy industrial tools
The FORTIS exoskeleton enhances the physical capabilities that workerss already have by increasing endurance and productivity.

The advanced ergonomic design of FORTIS moves naturally with the body and adapts to different body types and heights.



An engineer for FORTIS talks about the real opportunityengineers have to address problems that matter to all of us.

Students from Berghs School of Communication get a FORTIS demonstration at the South by Southwest 2017(used by permission).

Our FORTIS exoskeleton improves human performance as featured in National Geographic Channel’s “Breakthrough” television series.

CNN Money chooses FORTIS as one of 2014’s coolest gadgets.

Industrial exoskeletons give relief for the daily grind.




Defense Manufacturing Excellence Award, 2014

Gold Spark Award from Spark Design & Architecture Awards, 2014

Product Design of the Year by ICON Magazine, July 2014

Good Green Design, Green 100 Award, 2015

FORTIS® is a registered trademark of Lockheed Martin Corporation.

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