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
Conference proceedings

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
    5. Hao Su, Ye Ding, Ignacio Galiana, Jozefien Speeckaert, Nikos Karavas, Philippe Malcolm et al.
      Pages 107-111
  5. Neural Interfacing of WRs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Kyuhwa Lee, Dong Liu, Laetitia Perroud, Ricardo Chavarriaga, José del R. Millán
      Pages 115-119
    3. Guillaume Durandau, Massimo Sartori, Magdo Bortole, Juan C. Moreno, José L. Pons, Dario Farina
      Pages 127-131
  6. Biomechanics and Neurophysiological Studies with WRs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Mark Vlutters, Edwin H. F. van Asseldonk, Herman van der Kooij
      Pages 139-142
    3. Mohammad S. Shourijeh, Moonki Jung, Michael Damsgaard
      Pages 143-148
    4. Miguel Xochicale, Chris Baber, Mourad Oussalah
      Pages 149-154
  7. New Developments in Wearable Rehabilitation Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Je Hyung Jung, Lidwine Van Opheusden, Pierre Barralon, Jan F. Veneman
      Pages 157-161
    3. Amy R. Wu, Florin Dzeladini, Tycho J. H. Brug, Federica Tamburella, Nevio L. Tagliamonte, Edwin van Asseldonk et al.
      Pages 163-167
    4. Cory Meijneke, Shiqian Wang, Victor Sluiter, Herman van der Kooij
      Pages 169-173
    5. Herman van der Kooij, Edwin H. F. van Asseldonk, Mark Vlutters
      Pages 175-179
    6. A. Accogli, L. Grazi, S. Crea, A. Panarese, J. Carpaneto, N. Vitiello et al.
      Pages 181-185
  8. Legal Framework, Standardization and Ethical Issues in WRs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Michiel P. de Looze, Frank Krause, Leonard W. O’Sullivan
      Pages 195-199
    3. Andrea Bertolini
      Pages 201-204
    4. Yoji Yamada, Mao Xuewei, Kengo Yoshida, Yasuhiro Akiyama, Shogo Okamoto
      Pages 205-209
  9. Benchmarking in WRs and Related Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Stephanie L. Carey, Kyle B. Reed, Amanda Martori, Tyagi Ramakrishnan, Rajiv Dubey
      Pages 219-224
    3. Katja Mombaur, Debora Clever, Alexander Schubert
      Pages 231-234
    4. J. H. Buurke, J. F. Veneman, D. Torricelli
      Pages 235-239
  10. Symbiotic Control of WRs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Álvaro Costa, Guillermo Asín-Prieto, José González-Vargas, Eduardo Iáñez, Juan C. Moreno, Antonio J. Del-Ama et al.
      Pages 243-247

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

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • 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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