Friday, March 9, 2018
  (9231) Industrial Exoskeletons Workshop
Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Track 2: Research and Development
Speaker(s): Christopher Beaufait , Chase Beach , Christopher Reid , Greg Knapik , Jamie Mattern , Jason Gillette , Maury Nussbaum , Diana Horvath , Ben Harrington , Homayoon Kazerooni , Kirk Stema
Friday, March 9, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Advanced
Exoskeletons are wearable devices that augment human activities. They’ve made the transition from science fiction to reality and are now used in many jobs to reduce physical stresses on the body and allow workers to work with less fatigue and discomfort. At this workshop, you will learn about types of industrial exoskeletons, the kinds of jobs that they can be used in, and precautions that should be taken when considering exoskeletons. Vendors will demonstrate their exoskeletons. Researchers will discuss the impact of exoskeletons on the body. Users of exoskeletons will share their experiences (good and bad) with exoskeletons.
Learning Objectives: List the types of exoskeletons available for industrial use
  Discuss the impact of exoskeletons on the body
  Describe precautions to take when considering exoskeletons for industrial use
IACET: 0.6
BWC Discount Programs: 7