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Try this Device to Save Your Knees This Ski Season

6th November 2019 | ONTHESNOW (SPONSORED CONTENT)

News Regions: Utah, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, California

Roam Robotic’s Elevate ski exoskeleton addresses knee discomfort while skiing

Roam Robotic’s Elevate ski exoskeleton addresses knee discomfort while skiing

Copyright: Provided by Roam Robotics

Knee discomfort and fatigue are common complaints with seasoned skiers and can limit the duration of a much anticipated ski day or ski vacation. Excessive wear and tear to leg muscles and knee joint pressure can cause damage that leads to pain and discomfort translating into potential life-long issues.

Elevate from Roam Robotics is the first consumer exoskeleton that addresses these issues experienced by seasoned skiers. It is designed specifically to offload weight from quads and knees to enable skiers to fully embrace and enjoy the sport they love free of discomfort and pain. Elevate is available to rent at premiere resort partners this winter.

How It Works

This device offloads up to 30% of your body weight with compressed air powered actuators, significantly reducing the load on quads and the painful knee joint compression forces typically experienced in alpine skiing. It also doubles as a shock absorber that provides cushioning during turns and impacts.

By combining on-board sensors with smart software, Elevate anticipates your turns and automatically adjusts knee and quad support to aid your natural movements. Elevate’s lightweight frame provides extra muscular skeletal support designed to improve knee stability and protect the knee from normal wear and tear by letting the loads bypass the knee.

Elevate is designed to improve knee stability and protect it from normal wear and tear  - © Provided by Roam Robotics

Elevate is designed to improve knee stability and protect it from normal wear and tear

Copyright: Provided by Roam Robotics

Get Fitted

Fitting Elevate to your body is incredibly easy and fast, taking just a couple of minutes. It starts by strapping the exoskeleton to your thigh and lower leg using easy-adjust ratchets. Next just plug in the cables, switch on the powerpack and you’re ready to go!

Skiers who have used Elevate in the past felt little, if any, knee discomfort after using our exoskeleton, which they say was lightweight and inconspicuous, and offered them more control and focus. See what some of our early testers had to say after experiencing Elevate here.

Previous Elevate users experienced little, if any, knee discomfort while wearing the device, allowing for longer ski days  - © Provided by Roam Robotics

Previous Elevate users experienced little, if any, knee discomfort while wearing the device, allowing for longer ski days

Copyright: Provided by Roam Robotics

Try Before You Buy

Experience Elevate for yourself with a Test Drive or rent it for a full day at one of our 10 premier resort partners this winter (locations in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Utah). Come by, try it on and test it out! Book by November 15th to qualify for our 20% Early Bird discount.

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation