Empa - Swiss Federal Material Testing and Research Institute
Empa (Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt – Swiss Federal Material Testing and Research Institute - www.empa.ch) is an interdisciplinary research and services institution for material sciences and technology development. Thanks their years of experience in the field, Empa have the knowhow and equipment to perform significant product tests.
In order to be able to measure the efficiency of the X-BIONIC® products, “SAM” was put to work. The artificially perspiring, articulating-joint dummy of EMPA is able to walk at a speed of 2.5 kph. In a comparative test with other products, X-BIONIC® achieved best ratings.