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. Symbiotic Control of WRs

    1. Fernando Trincado-Alonso, Antonio J. del Ama-Espinosa, Guillermo Asín-Prieto, Elisa Piñuela-Martín, Soraya Pérez-Nombela, Ángel Gil-Agudo et al.
      Pages 249-253
    2. T. Bacek, M. Moltedo, J. Gonzalez-Vargas, G. Asin Prieto, M. C. Sanchez-Villamañan, J. C. Moreno et al.
      Pages 255-259
    3. Elena Ceseracciu, Luca Tagliapietra, Juan C. Moreno, Guillermo Asin, Antonio J. del-Ama, Soraya Pérez et al.
      Pages 261-265
    4. Guillermo Asín-Prieto, Shingo Shimoda, José González, M. Carmen Sánchez-Villamañán, José L. Pons, Juan C. Moreno
      Pages 267-271
  2. Emerging Applications Domains of WRs, Emerging Technologies in WRs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Wansoo Kim, Hojun Kim, Donghwan Lim, Hyungi Moon, Changsoo Han
      Pages 275-279
    3. Josep M. Font-Llagunes, Daniel Clos, Urbano Lugrís, F. Javier Alonso, Javier Cuadrado
      Pages 281-285
    4. Stefano Toxiri, Jesús Ortiz, Jawad Masood, Jorge Fernández, Luis A. Mateos, Darwin G. Caldwell
      Pages 287-291
    5. Jawad Masood, Luis A. Mateos, Jesús Ortiz, Stefano Toxiri, Leonard O’Sullivan, Darwin Caldwell
      Pages 299-303
    6. Pierre Letier, Guillaume Fau, Uwe Mittag, Jochen Zange, Joern Rittweger, Moonki Jung et al.
      Pages 305-309
    7. Jan Babič, Katja Mombaur, Dirk Lefeber, Jaap van Dieën, Bernhard Graimann, Michael Russold et al.
      Pages 311-315
  3. Posters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Thomas G. Sugar, Eduardo Fernandez, Darren Kinney, Kevin W. Hollander, Sangram Redkar
      Pages 319-323
    3. L. De Rijcke, M. Näf, C. Rodriguez-Guerrero, B. Graimann, H. Houdijk, J. van Dieën et al.
      Pages 325-329
    4. Nikos Karavas, Jinsoo Kim, Ignacio Galiana, Ye Ding, Adam Couture, Diana Wagner et al.
      Pages 331-335
    5. Martin Grimmer, Brendan T. Quinlivan, Sangjun Lee, Philippe Malcolm, Denise M. Rossi, Christopher Siviy et al.
      Pages 337-341
    6. Taira Miyatake, Sangjun Lee, Ignacio Galiana, Denise M. Rossi, Christopher Siviy, Fausto A. Panizzolo et al.
      Pages 343-347
    7. A. Ramanujam, A. Spungen, P. Asselin, E. Garbarini, J. Augustine, S. Canton et al.
      Pages 361-366
    8. Matteo Bianchi, Francesco Fanelli, Roberto Conti, Lapo Governi, Enrico Meli, Alessandro Ridolfi et al.
      Pages 373-377
    9. C. Jiménez, R. Mora, J. Pérez, K. Quirós
      Pages 379-383
    10. Pierre Letier, Gonzalo Rodriguez, Guillaume Fau, Shashank Govindaraj, Torsten Siedel, Jeremi Gancet et al.
      Pages 385-389
    11. Moonki Jung, Guillaume Fau, Pierre Letier, Uwe Mittag, Jochen Zange, Jörn Rittweger et al.
      Pages 391-396
    12. S. Glowinski, A. Blazejewski, T. Krzyzynski
      Pages 397-401
    13. Tom Verstraten, Glenn Mathijssen, Joost Geeroms, Louis Flynn, Bram Vanderborght, Dirk Lefeber
      Pages 403-407
    14. Kevin Abbruzzese, Richard Foulds
      Pages 409-413
    15. Amber Emmens, Iolanda Pisotta, Marcella Masciullo, Edwin van Asseldonk, Herman van der Kooij
      Pages 415-419
    16. R. Mendoza-Crespo, R. Soto, J. L. Pons
      Pages 421-425
    17. Rok Goljat, Tadej Petrič, Jan Babič
      Pages 433-437
    18. Ralph J. L. Macke, Arvid Q. L. Keemink, Arno H. A. Stienen
      Pages 445-449

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
  • 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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