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Standard Practice for Training Exoskeleton Users

Standard Practice for Training Exoskeleton Users

Document No. F 3444/F 3444M Document Year 20
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This document is published by ASTM International (ASTM)

Standard Details

1.1 This practice establishes the minimum training requirements, including general knowledge, skills, and abilities, for personnel who use an exoskeleton as part of their duties.

1.2 This practice applies only to exoskeletons and exosuits.

Note 1: For more advanced exoskeletons, those that are powered, or with IT data connections/links for data transfer, or combinations thereof, upload/download requirements, ensure exoskeleton user and system operators training includes addressing all precautions so they can quickly identify and resolve any data transfer problems experienced with a fully operational exoskeleton.

1.3 It is recognized that organizations and job responsibilities vary widely among military, medical, industrial, and emergency response communities. It is the responsibility of the user of this practice to identify the appropriate subject matter for its program and its specific needs.

1.4 Users of this practice should consult with the exoskeleton manufacturer to ensure they have the latest and most relevant information on the exoskeleton. In addition, all training should comply with laws and regulations regarding user safety and health as well as the safety of individuals in close proximity to the user.

1.5 Units—The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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