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Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends

Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2020, and of WearRAcon Europe 2020, October 13–16, 2020

  • Juan C. Moreno
  • Jawad Masood
  • Urs Schneider
  • Christophe Maufroy
  • Jose L. Pons
Conference proceedings WeRob 2020

Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. What Should We Expect from Passive Exoskeletons?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Amanda Sutrisno, David J. Braun
      Pages 3-5
    3. Matthew B. Yandell, Anna E. Wolfe, Matthew C. Marino, Mark P. Harris, Karl E. Zelik
      Pages 7-11
    4. Ali Amoozandeh Nobaveh, Giuseppe Radaelli, Just L. Herder
      Pages 13-17
    5. Daniel P. Ferris, W. Sebastian Barrutia
      Pages 27-31
    6. Laksh Kumar Punith, James Williamson, Taylor J. M. Dick, Gregory S. Sawicki
      Pages 39-43
  3. Balance Recovery Support Using Wearable Robotic Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. C. Bayón, W. F. Rampeltshammer, A. Q. L. Keemink, H. van der Kooij, E. H. F. van Asseldonk
      Pages 47-51
    3. Monaco Vito, Aprigliano Federica, Arnetoli Gabriele, Doronzio Stefano, Giffone Antonella, Vitiello Nicola et al.
      Pages 53-57
    4. Saher Jabeen, Bram Sterke, Heike Vallery, Daniel Lemus
      Pages 59-62
    5. Xiruo Cheng, Justin Fong, Ying Tan, Denny Oetomo
      Pages 75-80
  4. Active Life with Prosthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Elisa Romero Avila, Elmar Junker, Catherine Disselhorst-Klug
      Pages 83-87
    3. Federico Tessari, Renato Galluzzi, Nicola Amati, Andrea Tonoli, Matteo Laffranchi, Lorenzo De Michieli
      Pages 95-100

About these proceedings


This 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, discussing industrially and medically-relevant issues, as well as legal and ethical aspects. It covers exemplary case studies highlighting challenges related to the implementation of wearable robots for different purposes, and describing advanced solutions. Based on the 5th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2020, and on WearRacon Europe 2020, which were both held online on October 13-16, 2020, the book addresses a large audience of academics and professionals working in for the government, in the industry, and in medical centers, as well as end-users alike. By merging together engineering, medical, ethical and industrial perspectives, it offers a multidisciplinary, timely snapshot of the field of wearable technologies. 


Soft Wearable Robotics Ethical Issues in Wearable Robotics Interfaces for Wearable Devices Designing /Testing Robotic Exoskeletons Wearable Exoskeletons for Rehabilitation Industrial exoskeletons Optimal Control of Exoskeletons Performance of Wearable Robotic Devices Models of Human Locomotion Robotic rehabilitation for Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials with Wearable Robots Neuromechanical Modeling Models of Human-Exoskeleton Interaction Human Postural Control Neuromuscular Controller Physical Therapy with Soft Robotics Exoskeleton certification process Proceedings of WeRob2020 Testing Safety of Exoskeletons Proceedings of WearRAcon2020

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan C. Moreno
    • 1
  • Jawad Masood
    • 2
  • Urs Schneider
    • 3
  • Christophe Maufroy
    • 4
  • Jose L. Pons
    • 5
  1. 1.Cajal InstituteMadridSpain
  2. 2.Processes and Factories of the FutureCentro Tecnológico de Automoción de GaliciaPorriñoSpain
  3. 3.Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and AutomationStuttgartGermany
  4. 4.Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and AutomationStuttgartGermany
  5. 5.Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)ChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2020, and of WearRAcon Europe 2020, October 13–16, 2020
  • Editors Juan C. Moreno
    Jawad Masood
    Urs Schneider
    Christophe Maufroy
    Jose L. Pons
  • Series Title Biosystems & Biorobotics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Biosystems & Biorobotics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-69546-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-69549-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-69547-7
  • Series ISSN 2195-3562
  • Series E-ISSN 2195-3570
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 675
  • Number of Illustrations 24 b/w illustrations, 175 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering
    User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
    Robotics and Automation
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