ASTM Meeting: March 28-29
Immediately following WearRAcon, ASTM will host their quarterly meeting. All WearRAcon attendees are welcome to attend. The ASTM Committee F48 on Exoskeletons and Exosuits was formed to develop voluntary consensus standards for exoskeletons and exosuits. Subcommittees address safety, quality, performance, ergonomics and terminology for systems and components during the full life cycle of the product – from before usage, to maintenance, to disposal – including, security and information technology considerations. Click here to register or contact Pat Picariello for more information.
About ASTM F48:
The ASTM Committee F48 on Exoskeletons and Exosuits was formed in 2017 to develop voluntary consensus standards for these leading-edge technologies. Technical subcommittees address safety, quality, performance, ergonomics and terminology for systems and components during the full life cycle of the product – from before usage, to maintenance, to disposal – including security and information technology considerations. The activities cover industrial, emergency response, medical, military and consumer applications covering passive and active systems, enhancing and decreasing effects systems, as well as systems with physical and cognitive integration. The Committee meets two times a year, over 2-3 days of technical meetings, typically in spring and fall. F48 standards will be published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volume 15.08. The committee has developed two standards to date; additional work items are also under development.
F3358 – Standard Practice for Labeling and Information for Exoskeletons and Exosuits
F3323 – Standard Terminology for Exoskeletons and Exosuits
Work Items Under Development
WK65346 Guide for Safety Considerations in Designing and Selecting Exoskeletons for Industrial, Medical and Military Applications
WK65347 Guide for Utilization of Digital Human Modeling
WK65587 Practice for Assessing System Training
WK65295 Test Method for Load Handling When Using an Exoskeleton
WK65296 Practice for Recording Environmental Conditions for Utilization with Exoskeleton Test Methods
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