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Implementation of Exoskeletons, at Applied Ergonomics 2022 Pre-Conference Workshop
March 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
The Applied Ergonomics Conference 2022 will take place this March 21-24, 2022 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. In addition to the conference, there will be several pre-conference workshops held on Monday, March 21, including one on exoskeletons and wearable robotics. “Implementation of Exoskeletons” will run from 1 pm to 5 pm by the Automotive Exoskekleton Group (AExG).
From left to right (image above), the facilitators of the workshop will be Marisol Barrero, Amazon Web Services; David Brodie, Cargill, Inc.; Ryan Porto, General Motors; Bill Billotte, ASTM Exo Technology Center of Excellence; Dr. Samuel Reimer Ottobock, and Matthew Marino, HeroWear
The workshop will start with an overview of the state of the art of exoskeleton technology for industrial and occupational applications. This will be followed up by exoskeleton implementation best practices and examples on the organizational level by AExG members. Dr. Billotte will provide an update on the latest in exo technology standards and the foundational work on certification program(s). Finally, Dr. Sam Reimer and Matthew Marino will lead attendees through an exercise on creating their very own exoskeleton implementation plan.
The goal is for participants to leave with an understanding of how to match the right exoskeleton to the ergonomic challenges faced by their workers. Attendees will also learn what methods can be used to assess exoskeleton effectiveness, both via traditional ergonomics techniques and emerging technologies such as XR and wearable sensors. Approaches and techniques for conducting exoskeleton pilots and for planning and executing successful long-term exoskeleton implementation will be described and practiced as well. Participants will have an opportunity to begin writing their own exoskeleton implementation plan to take back to their organization.
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