CWA 17664:2021 - Lower-limb wearable devices. Performance test method for walking on uneven terrain
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CWA 17664:2021

Lower-limb wearable devices. Performance test method for walking on uneven terrain

Status : Current   Published : April 2021


This CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) defines a methodology to obtain performance indicators of lower-limb wearable devices during locomotion on uneven terrain, which enables a quantitative comparison of those performance indicators between systems. This document includes: • a morphological description of a test bed composed of different combinations of inclined uneven step, soft and unstructured terrain; • a set of required and recommended performance indicators; • the experimental procedure needed to collect the performance indicators; and • the structure of a unified test report. This document is intended to be used by developers, manufacturers, researchers, and end-users of any type of lower-limb orthoses, exoskeleton or prostheses, independently from the structural properties (hard or soft), actuation typology (powered or unpowered), body coverage (trunk, spine, hip, knee, ankle, full leg), and application domain (industrial, healthcare, consumer). This document may be applied to other types of bipedal systems, including humanoids, autonomous or teleoperated robots. In these cases, this CWA represents a basis that may be extended by including other aspects specifically related to these bipedal systems (e.g. autonomy decision, perception, or cognitive abilities). This document does not apply to non-bipedal over ground systems, e.g. wheeled robots, quadrupeds, and hexapods. It is out of the scope of this document to provide a scientific or clinical meaning to the proposed performance indicators. The interpretation of the results obtained from the application of this CWA is left to the relevant scientific communities.

Standard NumberCWA 17664:2021
TitleLower-limb wearable devices. Performance test method for walking on uneven terrain
Publication Date13 April 2021
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
File Size3.966 MB

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