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Lower Limb Exoskeletons in Latin-America

  • Antonio J. del-Ama
  • Jose M. Azorín
  • José L. Pons
  • Anselmo Frizera
  • Thomaz Rodrigues
  • Ángel Gil-Agudo
  • Javier O. Roa
  • Juan C. Moreno
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 22)

Abstract

This article surveys the main lower limb exoskeletons developed, or under development, in Latin-America, under the REASISTE Ibero American Network. There are several groups working in this field, which approaches and results are comparable to those reported by other groups in Europe or North America (ALLOR, CPWalker, BioMot, Kinesis and CHIEF exoskeletons), the overall activity in this field is comparatively limited. Moreover, we have noticed a lack of clinical experimentation, which further prevents the advancement of the filed in Latin-America. The specific conditions of the healthcare systems, as well as the differences among cultures may yield valuable information towards the rethinking of the design of the exoskeletons.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio J. del-Ama
    • 1
  • Jose M. Azorín
    • 3
  • José L. Pons
    • 2
  • Anselmo Frizera
    • 4
  • Thomaz Rodrigues
    • 4
  • Ángel Gil-Agudo
    • 1
  • Javier O. Roa
    • 5
  • Juan C. Moreno
    • 2
  1. 1.Biomechanics and Assistive Technology UnitNational Hospital for ParaplegicsToledoSpain
  2. 2.Neural Rehabilitation Group of the Spanish National Research CouncilMadridSpain
  3. 3.Miguel Hernández UniversityElcheSpain
  4. 4.Universidade Federal do Espírito SantoVitória, Espírito SantoBrazil
  5. 5.TechnAid S.LArganda del ReySpain

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