What caught my eye was the price tag on this thing. Supposedly its 60k in parts alone. Meaning it will cost 1mil to the insurance company that buys it for you.
I dont see it. The most badass tiny servos cant cost that much. i have a servo from servocity that will rip your fingers off for under $300.
Is it medical grade? Has it been through a vetting process to ensure that it won't fail in a way that can harm the user? Has it been certified by a standards body for use in such devices?
I sincerely doubt that the ServoCity servo has gone through anything like that - and it would probably fail if it had.
Now - I haven't seen this exoskeleton, and I do not care to even try to go to the Faux News site to look; that said, if this exoskeleton is anything like others I have seen out there, it likely uses a couple of things that aren't cheap:
1. Harmonic Drives
2. Integrated coreless motor actuators
Generally - both of these are combined into a single actuator; what you are left with is a very compact but high-torque drive system that can be easily integrated into the electro-mechanical design of the system, such that the "case" or "can" of the motor/gearbox -is- the mechanical components of the exoskeleton. It is a very tightly engineered system (you see it used on certain industrial robot arms as well); these aren't parts you can typically purchase off the shelf. Instead, the motor is custom designed to fit and align with the parts and design of the exoskeleton which forms its case/can. In addition, electrical connectors, wiring, sensors, etc - can all be integrated at this level as well. You are left with a lightweight but powerful design. You are also left with something very expensive.
Also - while it isn't addressed in your direct question, realize that medical devices have a markup just because of what they are; ever priced the real cost of a new power-chair for instance? It's definitely a racket of sorts...
That said, could it be priced less? Quite possibly; if you are someone else thinks they can do it, and make it as safe and get it certified for medical use, etc - then by all means, do it! I am sure you would have a line out the door in customers...