Comparison of Six Passive Exoskeletons for Upper Limbs Using the TOPSIS Method

Juan Alberto Castillo Martinez, Pablo Antonio Muñoz Gutierrez, Juan Luis Hernandez Arellano, Aide Aracely Maldonado Macias

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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.
Translated title of the contributionComparación de seis exoesqueletos pasivos para miembros superiores mediante el método TOPSIS
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationErgonomics and Business Policies for the Promotion of Well-Being in the Workplace
Place of PublicationHershey PA, USA 17033
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781799873983
ISBN (Print)9781799873969
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

Publication series

Names Advances in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering

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