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Standards Related to Exoskeletons

ASTM Committee F48 Exoskeletons and Exosuits

ASTM Committee F48 on Exoskeletons and Exosuits was formed in 2017 to develop voluntary consensus standards for exoskeletons and exosuits. Subcommittees will address safety, quality, performance, ergonomics and terminology for systems and components during the full life cycle of the product – from before usage, to maintenance, to disposal – including, security and information technology considerations. The activities cover industrial, emergency response, medical, military and consumer applications covering passive and active systems, enhancing and decreasing effects systems, as well as systems with physical and cognitive integration.

The Committee meets two times a year, over 2 to 3 days of technical meetings typically in February and June. F48 standards will be published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volume 15.13. F48 has 6 technical subcommittees to develop and maintain standards. Information on this subcommittee structure and F48's portfolio of approved standards and Work Items under construction are available from the List of Subcommittees, Standards and Work Items below.


ISO TC 299 Robotics

WG1 Robot vocabulary and characteristics

WG2 Personal Care Robot Safety


IEEE Wearable Robots

Created May 31, 2019, Updated March 7, 2024