Increased Cognitive Demands Offset Low-Back Exoskeleton Advantages, Research Finds

Increased Cognitive Demands Offset Low-Back Exoskeleton Advantages, Research Finds


Publication Title
Texas A&M Today
Publication/Creation Date
October 26 2021
Creators/Contributors
Alleynah Veatch Cofas (creator)
Texas A&M University (contributor)
Ohio State University (contributor)
Ranjana Mehta (contributor)
Yibo Zhu (contributor)
Eric Weston (contributor)
William Marras (contributor)
Media Type
Press Release
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Description
"In manufacturing, work-related lower-back injuries from lifting and handling heavy objects account for approximately $100 billion in medical bills annually in the United States, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although novel ergonomic interventions such as industrial exoskeletons have shown promise in reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries, new research finds that the cognitive fit (where the wearer has ample mental resources available to accurately operate the exoskeleton while conducting their daily work tasks) of such wearable robotic solutions in the workplace may impose newer risks on workers."
HCI Platform
Wearables
Relation to Body
On
Related Body Part
Leg, Spine Torso
Marketing Keywords
Source
https://today.tamu.edu/2021/10/26/increased-cognitive-demands-offset-low-back-exoskeleton-advantages-research-finds/

Date archived
November 15 2021
Last edited
November 15 2021
How to cite this entry
Alleynah Veatch Cofas. (October 26 2021). "Increased Cognitive Demands Offset Low-Back Exoskeleton Advantages, Research Finds". Texas A&M Today. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/5551