Industrial Exoskeletons Workshop [9231]
Date: Friday, March 9, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: A120

   Christopher Beaufait, Chief Commercial Officer, Sarcos
   Chase Beach, Director of Sales, SuitX
   Christopher Reid, Technical Lead Engineer, Boeing
   Greg Knapik, Director of Computational Modeling, Ohio State University
   Jamie Mattern, Human Augmentation Manager, Naval Surface Warfare Center
   Jason Gillette, Associate Professor, Iowa State University
   Maury Nussbaum, Professor, Virginia Tech
   Diana Horvath, Project Manager, Noonee
   Ben Harrington, Vice President of Sales, SuitX
   Homayoon Kazerooni, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
   Kirk Stema, Vice President of Sales, Levitate

Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Secondary Track: Research and Development
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

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.6
  BWC Discount Programs: 7

File & Handouts:
Levitate-Kirk Stema
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division-Jamie Mattern
Noone-Diana Horvath
Ohio State University-Greg Knapik
Sarcos-Christopher Beaufait
suitX-Ben Harrington
Delia Treaster-Introduction
Delia Treaster-Closing
Iowa State-Jason Gillette
Boeing-Christopher Reid
Virginia Tech-Nussbaum

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