Registration closes on January 19, 2017.
All attendees must be pre-registered to gain entry to the NIST campus. Photo identification must be presented at the main gate to be admitted to the conference. International attendees are required to present a passport. Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus. There is no on-site registration for meetings held at NIST.
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
Welcome, Introduction, & Objectives (NIST – Dr. William Billotte & US Army NSRDEC – Mr. David Audet)
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)
JANUARY 27, 2017
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
Unique Aspect Characterization (e.g., Terminology, Taxonomy, Environments, Use Cases, Metrics, Measurement Tools, Test Methods, Stakeholders) (FDA – Dr. Devjani Saha / ALL)
Summary & Path Forward (NIST & NSRDEC)
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