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Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends

Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018, October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy

  • Maria Chiara Carrozza
  • Silvestro Micera
  • José L. Pons
Conference proceedings WeRob 2018

Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Wearable Sensors for Robotic Exoskeletons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Muhammad R. U. Islam, Kun Xu, Shaoping Bai
      Pages 3-7
    3. Merve Acer, Adnan Furkan Yıldız
      Pages 8-12
    4. Stefania Russo, Nicola Carbonaro, Alessandro Tognetti
      Pages 13-17
    5. Evagoras Xydas, Banu Abdikadirova, Kostas Konstantinos
      Pages 18-22
    6. Grega Logar, Zoran Ivanic, Marko Munih
      Pages 23-27
    7. Elif Hocaoglu
      Pages 28-32
  3. Soft Wearable Robots

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Michele Xiloyannis, Domenico Chiaradia, Antonio Frisoli, Lorenzo Masia
      Pages 35-38
    3. Allan J. Veale, Kyrian Staman, Herman van der Kooij
      Pages 39-43
    4. Valerie Power, Adam de Eyto, Bernard Hartigan, Jesús Ortiz, Leonard W. O’Sullivan
      Pages 44-48
    5. M. Totaro, E. Bottenberg, R. Groeneveld, L. Erkens, A. Mondini, G. J. Brinks et al.
      Pages 53-57
  4. Subject-Centered Based Approaches for Controlling Wearable Robots

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Randa Mallat, Vincent Bonnet, Mohamad Khalil, Samer Mohammed
      Pages 65-69
    3. Mehmet C. Yildirim, Ahmet Talha Kansizoglu, Polat Sendur, Barkan Ugurlu
      Pages 70-74
    4. A. Ortlieb, P. Lichard, F. Dzeladini, R. Baud, H. Bleuler, A. Ijspeert et al.
      Pages 75-79
    5. Fabian Just, Daniel Gunz, Jaime Duarte, Davide Simonetti, Robert Riener, Georg Rauter
      Pages 80-84

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 4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018, held October 16-20, 2018, in Pisa, Italy, 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 WeRob2018 with the International Conference on Neurorehabilitation, INCR2018. 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 Assitive 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 WeRob2018

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Chiara Carrozza
    • 1
  • Silvestro Micera
    • 2
  • José L. Pons
    • 3
  1. 1.Scuola Superiore Sant'AnnaThe BioRobotics InstitutePisaItaly
  2. 2.Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Translational Neural Engineering AreaThe BioRobotics InstitutePisaItaly
  3. 3.Spanish National Research CouncilCajal InstituteMadridSpain

Bibliographic information


“The aim of the collection is to advance the understanding of biological systems from an engineering perspective as well as to inform readers about the newest technologies in the field of biomechanics and robotics. … This is a nice compilation of the articles presented at the conference. The individual articles are written appropriately for conference proceedings. This book is on par with other collections of conference proceedings … .” (Alexander Barry, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2019)