SPEXOR: Towards a Passive Spinal Exoskeleton
Most assistive robotic devices are exoskeletons which assist or augment the motion of the limbs and neglect the role of the spinal column in transferring load from the upper body and arms to the legs. In this part of the SPEXOR project we will fill this gap and design a novel, passive spinal exoskeleton to prevent low-back pain in able bodied workers and to support workers with low-back pain in vocational rehabilitation.
KeywordsVocational Rehabilitation Elastic Element Passive Device Trunk Flexion Intradiscal Pressure
This work is funded by the European Commission under Grant agreement Nr. 687662. http://www.spexor.eu.
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