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CEN Workshop Kick-off Meeting on“Performance test method for lower limb wearable robots for walking on irregular terrains”

29 June, 2020 @ 10:00 am 1:30 pm UTC

At INBOTS, together with EUROBENCH project, we are presenting a CEN Workshop from which we will deliver a document for the  standardization of protocols and the adoption of comprehensive and objective metrics to assess the locomotion performance, benefits and usability of wearable robots, including exoskeletons and prostheses, in the specific scenario of walking on uneven terrains. The project plan  can be commented until the 25th of June 2020 and the kick-off meeting will take place on the 29th of June 2020 via WebEx.

The CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) will define an operational and replicable framework for the evaluation of the performance of lower limb wearable robots during locomotion on uneven terrains. It will include:

  1. the morphological description of the recommended testing environment, composed of different combinations of inclined, irregular and soft surfaces;
  2. the experimental procedure needed to collect relevant data;
  3. the mathematical formulations for the calculation of performance indicators from collected data; and
  4. the structure of the unified data format architecture.

This document is intended to be used by developers, manufacturers, researchers, and end-users of any types of lower limb exoskeletons or prostheses, independently from the structural properties (hard or soft), actuation typology (powered, unpowered), body coverage (trunk, spine hip, knee, ankle, full leg), and application domain (industrial, healthcare, consumer, emergency). This document may also be applied to other types of bipedal systems, including humanoid autonomous or tele operated robots, or to humans without any type of robotic aid (e.g. patients). In these cases, this CWA may represent a basis to be extended and complemented with the inclusion of other aspects (e.g. autonomy decision, perception, or cognitive abilities). This document does not apply to non-bipedal over ground systems, e.g. wheeled robots, quadrupeds, and hexapods.

Contact:

Saskia Maresch

CEN Workshop Kick-off Meeting on“Performance test method for lower limb wearable robots for walking on irregular terrains”