Work Item
ASTM WK68719

New Test Method for Standard Test Method Using the User Cognition and Intent during Exoskeleton Use (UCI) Assessment Tool in the Industrial Domain

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.


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Status: Withdrawn From Balloting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