The Wearable Robotics Association offers a variety of online webinars throughout the year, in addition to our annual WearRAcon conference. Webinars will cover a wide range of wearable robotics topics for buyers, end users, academics and entrepreneurs.
Webinar: Assessing Paexo Shoulder Exoskeleton Efficiency to Reduce Physical Workload
Date: September 21, 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:00am (EDT)
Join the Wearable Robotics Association for a webinar that will examine the Ottobock Paexo Shoulder Exoskeleton. The webinar will provide details of several studies that occurred during the EU-founded “AnDy Project,” which investigated the efficiency of using the Paexo Shoulder exoskeleton (provided by Ottobock Bionic Exoskeletons) to reduce physical workload in dynamic and static overhead work tasks. The first presentation by Pauline Maurice (INRIA, France) will explain the methods and results of a comprehensive laboratory study with 12 participants investigating the effects of exoskeleton use on motion precision, muscle activity (measured with sEMG), metabolic effort (oxygen consumption, heart rate) and subjective workload (by NASA TLX). The second presentation by Pavel E. Galibarov (AnyBody Technology, Denmark) and Lars Fritzsche (imk automotive, Germany) will show results of a biomechanical simulation study conducted based on the data collected during the first lab study to analyze the effects of exoskeleton use on muscle activity and joint forces in the shoulder, back and hip area. The lab study and simulation study outcomes are compared and summarized to draw conclusions about the effectiveness of the Paexo Shoulder. The third presentation by Jonas Bornmann (Ottobock, Germany) will show how study results can help generate implications for future developments and practical use cases for the Paexo Shoulder.
NOTE: Webinar time zone is Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)