Work Item
ASTM WK68719

New Test Method for Measuring Exoskeleton Cognitive Fit, Perceived Safety, and Acceptance

1. Scope

The WK68719 provides a test methodology for exoskeleton researchers and intermediate parties to conduct a cognitive analysis on the use an exoskeleton, including the user’s intent to abandon or use the exoskeleton for work in the future as well as the exoskeleton’s cognitive fit with the user.


exo; human factors; Cognitive; usefulness; ease of use; usability


High perceived usefulness and usability is critical to user acceptance of exoskeletons. Understanding how a person interfaces and integrates, both physically and cognitively, with an exoskeleton or exosuit system has implications for performance, safety, and overall success. Creating a standards guide that provides usefulness and usability assessment tools (e.g., relevant attributes, questionnaires, and observation methods) will assist effective system development.

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: 06-17-2019

Technical Contact: Kevin Purcell

Item: 002

Ballot: F48 (22-01)

Status: Withdrawn From Balloting

Item: 001

Ballot: F48.02 (21-04)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 002

Ballot: F48.02 (22-02)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution