Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends

Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2016, October 18-21, 2016, Segovia, Spain

  • José González-Vargas
  • Jaime Ibáñez
  • Jose L. Contreras-Vidal
  • Herman van der Kooij
  • José Luis Pons
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Clinical Focus on Rehabilitation and Assistive WRs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ivan Vujaklija, Sebastian Amsuess, Aidan D. Roche, Dario Farina, Oskar C. Aszmann
      Pages 3-7
    3. Shuo-Hsiu Chang, Marcie Kern, Taimoor Afzal, Shih-Chiao Tseng, John Lincoln, Gerard Francisco
      Pages 15-19
    4. Federica Tamburella, Marcella Masciullo, Iolanda Pisotta, Nevio Luigi Tagliamonte, Marco Molinari
      Pages 25-29
  3. Emerging Technologies in WRs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Andrea Calanca, Riccardo Muradore, Paolo Fiorini
      Pages 33-37
    3. Roberta Alò, Francesco Bottiglione, Giacomo Mantriota
      Pages 39-43
    4. Marta Moltedo, Tomislav Bacek, Kevin Langlois, Karen Junius, Bram Vanderborght, Dirk Lefeber
      Pages 45-49
    5. Irfan Hussain, Gionata Salvietti, Giovanni Spagnoletti, David Cioncoloni, Simone Rossi, Domenico Prattichizzo
      Pages 57-61
    6. Emily Rogers, Panagiotis Polygerinos, Stephen Allen, Fausto A. Panizzolo, Conor J. Walsh, Dónal P. Holland
      Pages 63-67
    7. Andrea Parri, Tingfang Yan, Francesco Giovacchini, Mario Cortese, Marco Muscolo, Matteo Fantozzi et al.
      Pages 75-80
  4. Soft Wearable Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Jesus Ortiz, Eduardo Rocon, Valerie Power, Adam de Eyto, Leonard O’Sullivan, Markus Wirz et al.
      Pages 83-88
    3. Zahra Kadivar, Christopher E. Beck, Roger N. Rovekamp, Marcia K. O’Malley, Charles A. Joyce
      Pages 89-93
    4. Haemin Lee, Brian Byunghyun Kang, Hyunki In, Kyu-Jin Cho
      Pages 95-99

About these proceedings


The book reports on advanced topics in the areas of wearable robotics research and practice. It focuses on new technologies, including neural interfaces, soft wearable robots, sensors and actuators technologies, and discusses important regulatory challenges, as well as clinical and ethical issues. Based on the 2nd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2016, held October 18-21, 2016, in Segovia, Spain, the book addresses a large audience of academics and professionals working in government, industry, and medical centers, and end-users alike. It provides them with specialized information and with a source of inspiration for new ideas and collaborations. It discusses exemplary case studies highlighting practical challenges related to the implementation of wearable robots in a number of fields. One of the focus is on clinical applications, which was encouraged by the colocation of WeRob2016 with the International Conference on Neurorehabilitation, INCR2016. Additional topics include space applications and assistive technologies in the industry. The book merges together the engineering, medical, ethical and political perspectives, thus offering a multidisciplinary, timely snapshot of the field of wearable technologies. 


Soft Wearable Robotics Ethical Issues in Wearable Robotics Interfaces for Wearable Devices Robot Exoskeleton Gait Rehabilitation Wearable Assistive Devices Human Factors in Robotics Robo-ethics Assistive WRs Clinical Trials with Wearable Robots Wearable Exoskeletons Neuromusculoskeletal Modeling Neuromechanical Modeling Balance Performance Human Postural Control H2R European Projects Biomot European Projects BALANCE FP7 Proceedings of WeRob2016

Editors and affiliations

  • José González-Vargas
    • 1
  • Jaime Ibáñez
    • 2
  • Jose L. Contreras-Vidal
    • 3
  • Herman van der Kooij
    • 4
  • José Luis Pons
    • 5
  1. 1.Spanish National Research CouncilCajal Institute Spanish National Research CouncilMadridSpain
  2. 2.Spanish National Research CouncilCajal Institute Spanish National Research CouncilMadridSpain
  3. 3.Cullen College of EngineeringUniversity of Houston Cullen College of EngineeringHoustonUSA
  4. 4.University of Twente EnschedeThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Spanish National Research CouncilCajal Institute Spanish National Research CouncilMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46532-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46531-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46532-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3562
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-3570
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