Work Item
ASTM WK75978

New Guide for Standard Guide and Model for Assessing Exoskeleton Use Intent

1. Scope

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.


exoskeleton; exosuit; human factors; cognitive; intent; abandonment, behavior; cobotic; ergonomics; industrial; manufacturing; musculoskeletal; occupational safety and health


A standard does not currently exist for discovering the human psychology of exoskeleton users. This psychometric model developments just that, laying the groundwork for a psychometric test method (document currently under development). Researchers for both public and private organizations will use this guide to further refine the test methodology.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F48.02

Committee: F48

Staff Manager: Nora Nimmerichter

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 02-18-2021

Technical Contact: Kevin Purcell

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