ASTM International will host an organizational meeting to potentially create a new technical committee that develops voluntary consensus standards for human exoskeletons, including wearable robots and other mechanisms that enhance human strength and provide other capabilities.
In advance of the meeting, ASTM International will host four webinars on July 27 (10 a.m.), Aug. 9 (10 a.m. and 2 p.m.), and Aug. 23 (1 p.m.), to provide an overview of the standards development process.
New standards in this area could support cutting-edge industrial, military, medical, recreational, and other applications. Examples include orthotics for patients, robotic enhancements for factory workers, and high-tech suits for soldiers.
Government agencies, industry groups, laboratories, researchers, and others are driving this effort. They are interested in creating test methods and other types of standards related to configuration, performance, ergonomics, and security.
The no-fee meeting is Thursday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST at ASTM International’s global headquarters in West Conshohocken, Pa. (USA). Anyone interested in charting a path toward voluntary consensus standards in this fast-growing field is welcome to attend.
The meeting will:
• bring an array of industry experts together;
• identify specific standards needs;
• determine if ASTM International should formally launch a new activity; and, if so,
• develop and approve title, scope, and structure of a new technical committee.
The meeting will include: an overview of ASTM International, background on industry and government interest in standards development, and a review of initial areas to be considered.
To view the meeting agenda, please visit: Organizational Meeting Agenda
We ask all attendees to preregister for this meeting. The registration information significantly assists us in preparations for the meeting.
Please click on the highlighted "Register Now" button above.
All meetings will be held at ASTM International Headquarters, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428, located approximately 20 miles/25 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport.
To ensure the safety of our meeting attendees and staff, ASTM has security measures within its Headquarters facility. When you arrive, please check in at the registration desk in the lobby. You will be given an elevator access code so that you can proceed to your meeting on the 4th Floor. You also will be provided a name badge which you are asked to wear for the duration of the meeting. Your cooperation in these regards is appreciated.
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For more information on the exoskeleton organizational meeting, click here.
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|Director, Business Development:||Christine DeJong|