The goal of this on-line webinar is to provide an overview of the current use of exoskeletons
from a HFE perspective. Some current application domains will be presented along with
challenges in their design and their potential impact on well-being and performance
Prof. Bernard Martin
Center for Ergonomics, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering,
University of Michigan, USA.
• Human-Exoskeleton Fit: Static, Dynamic, and Cognitive Characteristics
Dr Leia Stirling, Professor in Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of
• Industrial applications of passive exoskeletons: status, challenges, and future needs.
Dr Divya Srinivasan CPE, McQueen Quattlebaum Professor of Industrial
Engineering,Department of BioEngineering, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA.
• Control Approaches for Active Exoskeletons
Dr Daniel Perry Ferris, Robert W. Adenbaum Professor of Engineering Innovation, J.
Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida,
• An Occupational Health and Safety Perspective on Exoskeletons
Dr Sascha Wischniewski, Head of Unit Human Factors, Ergonomics, Federal Institute
for Occupational Safety and Health (BAUA), Dortmund, Germany.
• Occupational Exoskeletons bring new challenges and opportunities for safety
disciplines in the workplace of the future: An INAIL case study.
Dr Luigi Monica, Italian Workers’ Compensation Authority (INAIL), Department of
Technological Innovation and Safety Equipment, Rome, Italy.
• Developing occupational exoskeletons together with end users
Dr Volker Bartenbach, Chief Executive Officer, Auxivo AG, Zurich, Switzerland.
Registration is free to all interested people. The webinar will be
recorded and published on YouTube. Registration permits live interaction with the presenters