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Construction workers continue to experience high rates of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), with the back and shoulder being the most impacted body regions. Exoskeletons are wearable devices that support the physical capacity of the wearer and offer a promising and innovative approach to reduce WMSD risks, expand accessibility to construction jobs, and enhance performance. This webinar will explore survey data collected from stakeholders in construction on the perceived benefits, barriers, and facilitators of adoption.

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- Describe the risk of WMSDs among construction workers
- Discuss exoskeleton technology and its potential use in construction
- Identify how personal factors, trade, and physical demands are associated with the perceived benefits, barriers, and adoption of exoskeletons in construction

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