The fourth industrial revolution faces the technological challenge of human-robot cooperation in manufacturing process. Aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness and user’s acceptance of a passive exoskeleton for upper limbs. Three different tests, involving static and dynamic tasks, were performed by 29 automotive operators without and with the exoskeleton. Main aspects and results of the testing campaign are presented in the paper. Potential issues associated to the introduction of these auxiliary devices in the automotive industry are briefly addressed, together with the open questions on how to assess the biomechanical workload risk, especially in the design phase.

Investigation into the applicability of a passive upper-limb exoskeleton in automotive industry / Spada, Stefania; Ghibaudo, Lidia; Gilotta, Silvia; Gastaldi, Laura; Cavatorta, Maria Pia. - In: PROCEDIA MANUFACTURING. - ISSN 2351-9789. - ELETTRONICO. - 11:(2017), pp. 1255-1262.

Investigation into the applicability of a passive upper-limb exoskeleton in automotive industry

GASTALDI, LAURA;CAVATORTA, Maria Pia
2017

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The fourth industrial revolution faces the technological challenge of human-robot cooperation in manufacturing process. Aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness and user’s acceptance of a passive exoskeleton for upper limbs. Three different tests, involving static and dynamic tasks, were performed by 29 automotive operators without and with the exoskeleton. Main aspects and results of the testing campaign are presented in the paper. Potential issues associated to the introduction of these auxiliary devices in the automotive industry are briefly addressed, together with the open questions on how to assess the biomechanical workload risk, especially in the design phase.
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