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Exoskeletons for industrial application and their potential effects on physical work load

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dc.contributor.author de Looze, Michiel P.
dc.contributor.author Bosch, Tim
dc.contributor.author Krause, Frank
dc.contributor.author Stadler, Konrad S.
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Leonard
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-29T10:43:31Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-29T10:43:31Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation de Looze, MP,Bosch, T,Krause, F,Stadler, KS,O'Sullivan, LW (2016) 'Exoskeletons for industrial application and their potential effects on physical work load'. Ergonomics, 59 :671-681. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5646
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this review was to provide an overview of assistive exoskeletons that have specifically been developed for industrial purposes and to assess the potential effect of these exoskeletons on reduction of physical loading on the body. The search resulted in 40 papers describing 26 different industrial exoskeletons, of which 19 were active (actuated) and 7 were passive (non-actuated). For 13 exoskeletons, the effect on physical loading have been evaluated, mainly in terms of muscle activity. All passive exoskeletons retrieved were aimed to support the low back. Ten-forty per cent reductions in back muscle activity during dynamic lifting and static holding have been reported. Both lower body, trunk and upper body regions could benefit from active exoskeletons. Muscle activity reductions up to 80% have been reported as an effect of active exoskeletons. Exoskeletons have the potential to considerably reduce the underlying factors associated with work-related musculoskeletal injury. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ergonomics;59 (5), pp. 617-681
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2015.1081988
dc.rights "This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Ergonomics 2016 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2015.1081988 en_US
dc.subject industry en_US
dc.subject physical workload en_US
dc.subject discomfort en_US
dc.subject exoskeleton en_US
dc.title Exoskeletons for industrial application and their potential effects on physical work load en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-03-29T10:34:43Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/00140139.2015.1081988
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1645407
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Ergonomics
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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