Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
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Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
2018 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
October 1-5, 2018
The objective of this research project was to determine what a conglomerate of professionals consider as the most important metrics to consider when designing an exoskeleton for training. Over 400 researchers, engineers, and scientists were polled in a ranked order survey covering more than 50 different aspects in engineering design. These aspects were identified from a cogent literature review for consideration. While there are a slew of papers covering the results of exoskeleton designs as posture support mechanisms, rehabilitation mechanisms, tools to assist or replace body functions, and human performance augmentation, few cover what aspects were considered in the engineering design phase.
Schnieders, Thomas M. and Stone, Richard T., "Ranking Importance of Exoskeleton Design Aspects" (2018). Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters. 156.