The potential and acceptance of exoskeletons in industry

Michiel P. de Looze, Frank Krause, Leonard W. O’Sullivan

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Abstract

Worldwide, a significant interest in wearable robots or exoskeletons does exist, also from an industrial background. This paper provides an overview of assistive exoskeletons that have specifically been developed for industrial purposes. It discusses their potential in increasing performance and flexibility on one hand and in reducing the mechanical loads on workers involved in manual work on the other. From this it is concluded that exoskeletons have the potential to increase performance under specific conditions and to reduce physical loads significantly. However, several technical issues hinder mainstay practical use of exoskeletons in industry until now. One main issue concerns the human-machine interaction which stands in the way of acceptance. This issue and its linkage to ethics and standardization will be discussed during the conference.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationWearable Robotics
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and Trends
PublisherSpringer International Publishing Switzerland
Pages195-199
Number of pages5
Volume16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-46532-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume16
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

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Exoskeleton (Robotics)

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de Looze, M. P., Krause, F., & O’Sullivan, L. W. (2017). The potential and acceptance of exoskeletons in industry. In Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends (Vol. 16, pp. 195-199). (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 16). Springer International Publishing Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46532-6_32
de Looze, Michiel P. ; Krause, Frank ; O’Sullivan, Leonard W. / The potential and acceptance of exoskeletons in industry. Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends. Vol. 16 Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2017. pp. 195-199 (Biosystems and Biorobotics).
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The potential and acceptance of exoskeletons in industry. / de Looze, Michiel P.; Krause, Frank; O’Sullivan, Leonard W.

Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends. Vol. 16 Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2017. p. 195-199 (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 16).

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de Looze MP, Krause F, O’Sullivan LW. The potential and acceptance of exoskeletons in industry. In Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends. Vol. 16. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. 2017. p. 195-199. (Biosystems and Biorobotics). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46532-6_32