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Exoskeleton Technical Interchange Meeting

This meeting is co-hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Army NSRDEC. The meeting will bring together experts from the industrial, military, and medical communities to discuss the latest developments in exoskeleton standards, with the goal of advancing this critical technology.

The goals of this meeting are to:

  • Identify gaps in current exoskeleton standards—including terminology, test methods, and performance metrics—in the industrial, military, and medical sectors
  • Facilitate the involvement of all interested parties in these developments as they progress
  • Promote technological advances by building relationships among key stakeholders

Representatives of industry, federal agencies, the military, academia, medical providers, insurance providers, standards development organizations, and international organizations are all invited to attend.

JANUARY 26, 2017

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Welcome, Introduction, & Objectives (NIST – Dr. William Billotte & US Army NSRDEC – Mr. David Audet)

Exo Terminology & Taxonomy (ARL-HRED – Dr. Jennifer Neugebauer & NIST – Mr. Roger Bostelman)

Existing Related Standards (Hocoma - Mr. Burkhard Zimmermann)

Standards Development Process – Best Practices (NIST – Mr. Warren Merkel)

Standards Development Process – ASTM Respond. Robotics Case Study (DHS – Mr. Philip Mattson)

Medical User Representative Introduction (Christopher Reeves Foundation – Mr. Chris Tagatac)

Military Applications Session – Facilitator: NSRDEC – Mr. David Audet

User Representative Introduction (Army Maneuver Center of Excellence – CPT Brian Giroux)

Ongoing Related Standards Work (NSRDEC, ARL-HRED)

Unique Aspect Characterization (e.g., Terminology, Taxonomy, Environments, Use Cases,Metrics, Measurement Tools, Test Methods, Stakeholders) (NSRDEC – Mr. Greg Kanagaki / ALL)

Open Discussion & Generating Prioritized List (ALL)

JANUARY 27, 2017

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Industry Applications Session – Facilitator: NIST – Mr. Roger Bostelman

User Representative Introduction (United Steelworkers – Mr. Jim Key)

Insurance (CNA Insurance – Mr. John Mizurak)

Ongoing Related Standards Work (NIST – Mr. Roger Bostelman)

Unique Aspect Characterization (e.g., Terminology, Taxonomy, Environments, Use Cases, Metrics, Measurement Tools, Test Methods, Stakeholders) (NIST – Mr. Roger Bostelman / ALL)

Open Discussion & Generating Prioritized List (ALL)

Medical Applications Session – Facilitator: FDA – Dr. Devjani Saha

FDA Intro & Medical Exo Process Overviews (FDA – Dr. Vivek Pinto; Dr. Devjani Saha)

Ongoing Related Standards Work (FDA – Mr. Ian BrovermanDr. Eric Franca)

Unique Aspect Characterization (e.g., Terminology, Taxonomy, Environments, Use Cases, Metrics, Measurement Tools, Test Methods, Stakeholders) (FDA – Dr. Devjani Saha / ALL)

Open Discussion & Generating Prioritized List (ALL)

Summary & Path Forward (NIST & NSRDEC)

Hilton Washington Dc North/Gaithersburg

620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
301-591-9598
$129/night - Book Online

Includes Complimentary Hotel Shuttle to and from NIST

 

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. The required NIST-1260 form will be available during registration. *New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. For further details, please visit: https://www.nist.gov/about-nist/visit/campus-access-and-security

Created October 26, 2016, Updated February 9, 2017