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ASTM International Exo Technology Center of Excellence to Host Virtual Panel Discussion on PPE

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The ASTM International Exo Technology Center of Excellence (ET CoE) is hosting a virtual panel discussion on Exoskeletons: Considerations When Deciding to Use Them as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), November 19, 2020, to be held virtually. 

The program includes remarks from Bill Billotte, Ph.D., ASTM International’s director of global exo technology programs, Pat Picariello, ASTM director of developmental operations, and Nora Nimmerichter, staff manager for the ASTM International exoskeletons and exosuits committee (F48).

The panel features Dr. Donald R. Peterson (Northern Illinois University), Dr. Christopher R. Reid (Boeing Environment, Health and Safety), Marisol Barrero (Toyota Motor North America), Gary B. Orr (OSHA), Dr. Delia E. Treaster (Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation), and Dr. Sascha Wischniewski (German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health).

“This panel discussion will allow exo technology experts from around the world the opportunity to discuss the interactions between exoskeletons and PPE,” says Billotte. “It also provides a forum for highlighting the important developments of the ASTM exoskeletons and exosuits committee and the ET CoE.”

For more information or to register for the virtual panel discussion, click here. Questions regarding the program can be directed to the ASTM International Exo Technology Center of Excellence (  

The ASTM International ET CoE was formed in 2019 to pursue safe and reliable exo technologies for all of humanity. The center brings together a diverse group of users, suppliers, researchers, and stakeholders across academia, government, healthcare, and other industries and builds on the growth of ASTM’s exoskeletons and exosuits committee. For more information on the committee, watch this video

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