Firefighter Exoskeleton Suits [S-22-13]

Presenter: Michael Bazzocchi
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 10:00 AM 05/04

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This project investigates adoption and perception of automated, adaptive, and intelligent firefighter exoskeleton suits by career and volunteer firefighters in order to mitigate injury, increase workplace safety, and address challenges experienced by underrepresented groups, such as women in firefighting. Given the critical role of firefighters and that nearly two-thirds of all firefighters are volunteers, it is essential to increase longevity and retention of firefighters, especially in ageing rural communities. To improve safety and inclusivity in firefighting, the team is designing a novel exoskeleton suit that is personalized to a broad range of firefighters by studying how firefighters from various backgrounds perform tasks and how they may be equipped with knowledge of the environment through intelligent sensing. (Lecture and discussion)

Cap: 30

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