The use of exoskeletons in occupational tasks has increased significantly in the last five years. However, few comparative studies have been conducted to understand the advantages and disadvantages of existing exoskeletons. This chapter presents the comparison of six exoskeletons using the TOPSIS method. Using databases of patents and commercial products, a total of six that were chosen to be compared by experts in the design and/or use of exoskeletons. The criteria evaluated were exoskeleton weight, load capacity, anthropometric adjusts, maintenance, and installation on the user. The Shoulder-X exoskeleton was selected as the best, serving as a reference for the acquisition of characteristics for recommendations for the development of new models for use in occupational tasks.
|Original language||Spanish (Colombia)|
|Title of host publication||Ergonomics and Business Policies for the Promotion of Well-Being in the Workplace. edited by Montoya-Reyes, Mildrend and Ismael Mendoza-Muñoz, Gabriela Jacobo-Galicia, and Samantha E. Cruz-Sotelo, 193-207. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2022|
|Place of Publication||Hershey PA, USA 17033|
|Publisher||IGI Global Publishing|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2022|
|Name||s Advances in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development|