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ASTM WK78486

New Practice for Recording the Exoskeleton User Information

1. Scope

1.1 This document describes a means to record the exoskeleton user information when testing. The practice provides a method for recording exoskeleton user: general information, measurements, activity level, experience with exoskeletons, prior injuries, and other pertinent information that may impact exoskeleton testing. 1.2 This document: is intended to be used with other exoskeleton test methods and practices to provide a clear representation of the exoskeleton user being tested; provides a basis for comparison of the test circumstances across different exoskeletons, users, 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; user; test report


To ensure standard tests are repeatable, information is required about the exoskeleton configuration, the exoskeleton fit to the user, and as this practice will provide, the exoskeleton user.

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: 10-04-2021

Technical Contact: Roger Bostelman

Item: 002

Ballot: F48.03 (22-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 008

Ballot: F48 (22-02)

Status: In Balloting