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Dec 17|Roam Robotics

Roam Robotics Included in TIME’s “100 Best Inventions of 2019”

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17th, 2019 — TIME Magazine has awarded the Roam Robotics Elevate ski exoskeleton a special mention in the publication’s “100 Best Inventions of 2019”.  Roam Robotics is a technology brand dedicated to expanding the boundaries of human mobilityfor all people with solutions to keep people physically active.  Editors at TIME based their selections on originality, creativity, influence, ambition, and effectiveness, selecting inventions that change the way we live, work, play, and think about what’s possible.


“We’re honored to see Elevate included among so many groundbreaking innovations that are improving lives and shifting our perception of what’s humanly possible,” said Roam Robotics CEO and founder, Tim Swift. “The Elevate exoskeleton is just the tip of the iceberg of what we’re doing at Roam and we’re excited to show the world what our technology can do.”


Elevate is a lightweight, robotic exoskeleton designed to enhance and prolong a skier’s experience by offloading weight from quads and knees and ultimately minimizing discomfort. Elevate’s innovative technology combines on-board sensors with smart software to anticipate a skier’s turns while simultaneously adjusting knee and quad support. The device will be available this winter for rentals at premier ski resorts in Colorado, Utah, Montana, Idaho and California. Set-up takes just a few minutes and works with all ski boots. Learn more and make a reservation here.



About Roam Robotics

Roam builds devices that expand the boundaries of human mobility for all people. Roam envisions solutions that millions of people integrate into their daily lives in order to stay physically active. The potential uses are endless: whether you are a skier or a hiker, a soldier or a gardener, Roam’s mission is help you push past your current boundaries and extend your ability to do the activities you love.

The company incorporated in December 2013 after launching out of Otherlab, the San Francisco-based collection of scientists and inventors working on a range of projects in the robotics, renewable energy, digital manufacturing, transportation, and educational markets. For more information on Roam, please visit

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