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Towards Standard Specifications for Back-Support Exoskeletons

  • Stefano Toxiri
  • Matteo Sposito
  • Maria Lazzaroni
  • Lorenza Mancini
  • Massimo Di Pardo
  • Darwin G. Caldwell
  • Jesús Ortiz
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 22)

Abstract

Back-support exoskeletons have shown the potential to improve workplace ergonomics by reducing the risk of low-back injury. To support the rapidly expanding landscape and to correspondingly promote correct adoption, standard specifications for back-support exoskeletons are desirable. We propose a list of properties and discuss their relevance to industrial applications.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Toxiri
    • 1
  • Matteo Sposito
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maria Lazzaroni
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lorenza Mancini
    • 1
  • Massimo Di Pardo
    • 3
  • Darwin G. Caldwell
    • 1
  • Jesús Ortiz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Advanced RoboticsIstituto Italiano di TecnologiaGenoaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Electronics, Information and BioengineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.Centro Ricerche FiatOrbassanoItaly

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