Elevate Robotic Ski Exoskeleton
Blake Bekken

Pain-Free Skiing

Roam Robotics Elevate Robotic Ski Exoskeleton

SPECIAL MENTION: Roam's Elevate robotic ski exoskeleton aims to ease pain as you go down the slopes. The equipment includes a backpack and a device that resembles a knee brace, which you strap to your legs. Elevate sends air pressure from the backpack to the brace, acting as an intelligent shock absorber that reduces load off the quads and knees. Starting December 15, it will be available for rental from select ski resorts in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Utah for $109 a day. —Sean Gregory

TIME may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.