According to a recent study by market research and consulting firm ABI Research, more than 7000 exoskeleton systems were in use worldwide by the end of 2018. In 20 years, this figure is anticipated to increase to over 300,000 devices. The analysts expect an average annual growth rate of almost 40 percent. Sales will grow from US$192 million to US$5.8 billion in the same period. The largest buyers will be the manufacturing sector, accounting for more than 50 percent of global revenues. External skeletons, or exoskeletons as they are more commonly referred to, are human‐machine systems combining human intelligence with machine power to support or amplify the movements of the wearer. The technology incorporated in the Cray + is based on the successful Cray X model, which was developed for implementation in industry and logistics where it has been used for some time. The new disaster relief Cray + model is specially designed for deployment in rescue operations – even if taking place in extreme weather conditions – and also integrates a communication and GPS system. Moreover, the Cray + features electric motors and batteries that are even more powerful than in its sister model, enabling rescue crews to lift heavy objects or necessary equipment as long and with as much power as possible in an emergency situation. The German Bionic Cray + robot exoskeleton was specially developed for use in disaster areas. Rescue teams equipped with the Cray + in the future will be capable of lifting and clearing away heavy loads, such as debris or wreckage, with greater ease and endurance. Besides the additional power the rescue workers are provided with by the external skeleton, which is driven by two high‐performance electric motors, an integrated GPS transmitter helps track their location in the disaster area. Furthermore, the Cray + can be equipped with a camera allowing live images of the rescue operation to be transmitted directly to the crisis center. The Cray + is supplied with an extra‐long‐life battery and is suitable for use in even the most extreme weather conditions.