ASTM F48 Formation and Standards for Industrial Exoskeletons and Exosuits

Published: March 19, 2019

Author(s)

William G. Billotte, Brian D. Lowe, Donald R. Peterson

Abstract

Established in the fall of 2017, ASTM F48 is a technical committee that is addressing the need for standards related to wearable devices that augment, enable, assist, or enhance motion, posture, or physical activity – commonly referred to as “exoskeletons”. Exoskeletons have demonstrated societal value to individual health and well-being in the medical domain. Military, industrial, public safety, and recreational/consumer spaces are other growing application domains. This paper highlights the ASTM F48 standards committee formation and describes six subcommittees and their planned activities. The subcommittees will address: (1) design and manufacturing, (2) human factors and ergonomics, (3) task performance and environmental considerations, (4) maintenance and disposal, (5) security and information technology, and (6) terminology.
Citation: IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors
Pub Type: Journals

Keywords

exoskeleton, exosuit, ergonomics
Created March 19, 2019, Updated March 20, 2019