Exoskeletons: Contribution to Occupational Health and Safety

Published: 6 July 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/h355nc7j7x.1
Omar Flor


This document provides a review of the design and construction of exoskeletons, which have seen increased integration into company production processes as alternative means to enhance worker health and safety while improving work efficiency. A search was conducted in scientific databases related to industry, health, and medicine. Exoskeletons were categorized based on their general characteristics and areas of support on the human body. References for implementing exoskeletons based on specific work activities and recent advancements in the past five years are presented. The document highlights the diverse range of exoskeleton types, technologies, service types, and configurations available. This condensed information will serve as a foundational knowledge base for designers and medical professionals responsible for occupational health and safety across various industries worldwide.



Universidad de Las Americas


Occupational Safety


Universidad de Las Américas Ecuador