A selection of relevant videos and publications focused on innovative exoskeleton technology.
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EXSKALLERATE consortium member and exoskeleton expert Michael de Looze (TNO) presents the current state of affairs in the field: which exoskeletons are available, which are expected to arrive in the near future, how effective they are and where they are already being applied.
This panel explores how exoskeletons are changing the way we work and is tailored for exoskeleton newbies as well as experienced users. Featuring EXSKALLERATE's Saskia Baltrusch (TNO).
In this webinar, Michiel de Looze explores state-of-the-art industrial exoskeletons and addresses their potential power to reduce workload. He also discusses the barriers that may stand in the way of their acceptance, including aspects like usability, discomfort, and costs, based on practical examples. Following his presentation, InnovationQuarter introduces the EXSKALLERATE project.
Effects of industrial back-support exoskeletons on body loading and user experience: an updated systematic review
This study by TNO is an updated systematic review of papers published in the last 5 years on industrial back-support exoskeletons. The research questions were aimed at addressing the recent findings regarding objective (e.g. body loading, user performance) and subjective evaluations (e.g. user satisfaction), potential side effects, and methodological aspects of usability testing.
Automatic synthesis of arthrokinematically compatible exoskeletons. A case study on its application on a shoulder occupational exoskeleton
Co-authored by EXSKALLERATE's Carlos Rodriguez-Guerrero (VUB), this works presents a new method for the type synthesis of arthrokinematically compatible exoskeletons, that uses graph and linear transformation theory to overcome the limitations of the existing methods, expanding their applicability to the 3D space.
The effectivity of a passive arm support exoskeleton in reducing muscle activation and perceived exertion during plastering activities
This study by EXSKALLERATE partner TNO analyses the supportive effect of an arm-support exoskeleton on shoulder muscle activity and perceived exertion, in six tasks of plasterers, each including multiple arm movements.
Waar staan we met exoskeletten voor fysiek zwaar werk?
This position paper [in Dutch] from TNO provides an overview of the different types of exoskeletons currently available, the technique and their application. Based on studies into the effectiveness of the exoskeletons, an answer is given to the question of whether exoskeletons can actually reduce the physical load and prevent complaints.
Benchmarking wearable robots: Challenges and Recommendations From Functional, User Experience, and Methodological Perspectives
"Wearable robots (WRs) are increasingly moving out of the labs toward real-world applications. In order for WRs to be effectively and widely adopted by end-users, a common benchmarking framework needs to be established. In this article, we outline the perspectives that in our opinion are the main determinants of this endeavour, and exemplify the complex landscape into three areas."