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Webinar: Best Practices When Evaluating Upper Extremity Exoskeletons
September 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT$25
When should an exoskeleton be used? How can the decision be based on quantitative measurements in both the lab and the field and not an opinion? When it comes to upper body passive exoskeletons Dr. Jason Gillete and Terry Buttler have immense hands-on experience on the subject! The Wearable Robotics Association is proud to present a webinar with both experts on Best Practices When Evaluating Upper Extremity Exoskeletons this Wednesday, September 16 from noon to 1:00 PM Pacific Time:
Because exoskeletons are challenging to assess using standard biomechanical and ergonomic techniques, best practices are needed to ensure consistency, accuracy, and comparability of results between studies. This presentation focuses on one of those best practices.
Attendees will learn the details behind how the ACGIH threshold limit value (TLV) for upper limb localized fatigue is used as a standard baseline for which measurements taken while working with and without an upper extremity exoskeleton, can be compared.
Presenters, Jason Gillette, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Iowa State University and Terry Butler, CSP President, Lean Steps Consulting Inc., will explain the methods behind measuring percent maximum voluntary contraction and duty cycle with electromyography (EMG) to determine whether a job task is above the ACGIH threshold limit value (TLV) for fatigue with and without an upper extremity exoskeleton.
In addition, attendees will learn how real-world studies and systematic lab testing can be used to develop predictive models for shoulder fatigue. It will be explained how video and motion capture can also be used to help predict which job tasks have higher fatigue risk.
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Date: September 16, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Price: $0/Members & Students and $25/Non-members
Organizer: Wearable Robotics Association