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ASTM WK74832

New Practice for Recording the Exoskeleton Test Configuration

1. Scope

1.1 This document describes a means to record the exoskeleton configuration when testing. The practice provides a method for recording exoskeleton hardware and software control parameters and describes high-level capabilities, such as used for exoskeleton safety and performance. 1.2 This document: contextualizes the exoskeleton configuration during a test, including the identification and adjustment of main configuration parameters; provides the proper context for test results; provides a basis for comparison of the test circumstances across different exoskeletons and/or tests; and allows a test to be recreated. 1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are not precise mathematical conversions to imperial units. They are close approximate equivalents for the purpose of specifying exoskeleton characteristics while maintaining repeatability and reproducibility of the test method results. These values given in parentheses are provided for information only and are not considered standard. 1.4 This standard does not purport to address the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


exoskeleton; exosuit


Test performed with exoskeletons require knowledge of the exoskeleton configuration for test repeatability. Users will record all hardware and software parameters of the exoskeleton using this practice.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: F48.03

Committee: F48

Staff Manager: Nora Nimmerichter

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 11-17-2020

Technical Contact: Roger Bostelman

Item: 006

Ballot: F48 (22-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: F48 (22-03)

Status: In Balloting