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The use of exoskeletons in the occupational context for primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of work-related musculoskeletal complaints.

PMID: 33140996 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.1080/24725838.2020.1844344 (read at publisher's website )

Benjamin Steinhilber, Tessy Luger, Peter Schwenkreis, Stefan Middeldorf, Hartmut Bork, Bernhard Mann, Alexander von Glinski, Thomas A Schildhauer, Stephan Weiler, Martin Schmauder, Kai Heinrich, Gabriele Winter, Gerhard Schnalke, Peter Frener, Ralf Schick, Sascha Wischniewski, Matthias J├Ąger,

OCCUPATIONAL APPLICATIONS This guideline includes 20 recommendations and four key statements that achieved consensus or strong consensus regarding the application of exoskeletons in the workplace for the prevention of musculoskeletal complaints and diseases, the general use and implementation of exoskeletons, and recommendations for risk assessment. The guideline is intended for company physicians, occupational physicians, ergonomists, occupational safety specialists, and employers, and serves as information for all other actors in practical occupational safety. Due to the lack of evidence from the scientific literature, the recommendations and key statements are the result of expert discussions that were conducted at a consensus conference in accordance with the Regulations of the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany, moderated by an external consultant.

IISE Trans Occup Ergon Hum Factors (IISE transactions on occupational ergonomics and human factors)
[2020, 8(3):132-144]

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