Dr. Schneider is recognized internationally as an expert in exoskeleton and prosthetics and orthotics technologies and biomechatronic research with respect to the protection and treatment of the human musculoskeletal system. Urs Schneider has served in a variety of leadership roles in prosthetics & orthotics, rehabilitation, and exoskeleton research committees in Europe and the US. He serves as director of the health technology division at Fraunhofer IPA in Stuttgart and manages the Biomechatronics department. He also serves as head of the Human Technology Interaction department at IFF, University of Stuttgart, and teaches biomechatronics at Stuttgart University. With Tom Sugar and Joe Hitt he is the initiator of WearRACon Europe and the Exoworkathlon study format.