OhioBWC - Employer - Service:  (Safety & Hygiene) - Exoskeletons

industrial exoskeleton workshop

Industrial exoskeletons are wearable devices that augment workers' abilities to reduce physical stresses on the body. They may allow workers in challenging jobs to work with less fatigue and with lower risk of injuries. The workshop provided:

  • Overview of the current state of exoskeletons;
  • Live demonstrations of exoskeletons;
  • Discussion with researchers on the impact of exoskeletons on workers' bodies;
  • Sharing of real-world experiences from end users who have incorporated exoskeletons in industrial jobs.

The following links provide access to each speaker's biography, presentation, and videotape recording.


Delia Treaster

Dr. Delia Treaster
BWC Ergonomic Technical Advisor

Slides

Video


Exoskeletons

Diana Horvath

Diana Horvath
Product Implementation Specialist
Noonee

Slides

Video


Kurt Stema

Kurt Stema
VP Sales
Levitate

Slides

Video


Ben Harrington

Ben Harrington
Director of Sales
SuitX

Slides

Video


Chase Beach

Chase Beach
Director of Sales
SuitX


Christopher Beaufait

Christopher Beaufait
Chief Operating Officer
Sarcos

Slides

Video


Researchers

Dr. Jason Gillette

Dr. Jason Gillette
Associate Professor
Iowa State University

Slides

Video


Dr. Maury Nussbaum

Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Professor
Virginia Tech

Slides

Video


Greg Knapik

Greg Knapik
Director of
Computitional Modeling
Spine Research Institute,
Ohio State University

Slides

Video


Dr. Homayoon Kazerooni

Dr. Homayoon Kazerooni
Professor
UC Berkeley

Video


End users

Jamie Mattern

Jamie Mattern
Human Augementation Manager
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division

Slides

Video


Dr. Christopher Reid

Dr. Christopher Reid
Technical Lead Engineer
Boeing

Slides

Video