ASTM F3392 - 19

    Standard Practice for Exoskeleton Wearing, Care, and Maintenance Instructions

    Active Standard ASTM F3392 | Developed by Subcommittee: F48.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.08


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This practice describes the minimum information to be provided by the manufacturer to the end user related to the wearing, care, and maintenance of an exoskeleton. Adherence to this practice allows written information to be provided with the exoskeleton to purchasers by means of labels (such as labels complying with Practice F3358), pamphlets, or other documents.

    4.2 Not every element of this practice may be applicable to all exoskeleton components or configurations. It is the manufacturer’s responsibility to determine which portions of this practice, and the corresponding requirements, are applicable to their exoskeletons. For informational requirements that are not applicable because of the nature of the product and intended use, the manufacturer is to indicate and describe those portions or requirements that are not applicable.

    4.3 All information related to wearing, decontamination, care, and maintenance are required to be written in a manner so that the end user can readily understand the details. To emphasize important limitations, bold lettering and explicit warning terminology (for example, signal words such as ‘danger,’ ‘warning,’ and ‘caution’ (described in ANSI Z535.4)) are to be used. Where possible, pictograms and illustrations are required to convey specific instructions. In addition, the use of symbols, such as those provided in the care of textile products in Guide D5489, are appropriate for indicating specific care procedures used in cleaning an exoskeleton where applicable.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes the recommended minimum information to be conveyed by the manufacturers to buyers or end users for the wearing, care, and maintenance of exoskeletons.

    1.1.1 This practice does not cover specific instructions for how to select and when to use exoskeletons or design requirements.

    1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D5489 Guide for Care Symbols for Care Instructions on Textile Products

    F2061 Practice for Chemical Protective Clothing: Wearing, Care, and Maintenance Instructions

    F3358 Practice for Labeling and Information for Exoskeletons

    U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

    21 CFR 890.3480 Powered lower extremity exoskeleton


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3392-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3392-19, Standard Practice for Exoskeleton Wearing, Care, and Maintenance Instructions, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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