The development and maintenance of standards for exoskeletons and exosuits. The Committee will encourage research in this field and sponsor symposia, workshops, and publications to facilitate the development of such standards. The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM technical committees and organizations having mutual or related interests.
Use of digital human modeling will accelerate the pace of safe and ergonomic design of exoskeleton/exosuit technology as well as help reduce the cost of physical device manufacturing. Ideal exoskeleton/exosuit development will utilize digital modeling tools in addition to human in the loop testing to make sure the system is consistently considering the internal influences of forces, torques, and pressures on, through, and around the body of the user.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.