Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends

Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018, October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy

  • Maria Chiara Carrozza
  • Silvestro Micera
  • José L. Pons
Conference proceedings WeRob 2018

Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Wearable Sensors for Robotic Exoskeletons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Muhammad R. U. Islam, Kun Xu, Shaoping Bai
      Pages 3-7
    3. Merve Acer, Adnan Furkan Yıldız
      Pages 8-12
    4. Stefania Russo, Nicola Carbonaro, Alessandro Tognetti
      Pages 13-17
    5. Evagoras Xydas, Banu Abdikadirova, Kostas Konstantinos
      Pages 18-22
    6. Grega Logar, Zoran Ivanic, Marko Munih
      Pages 23-27
    7. Elif Hocaoglu
      Pages 28-32
  3. Soft Wearable Robots

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Michele Xiloyannis, Domenico Chiaradia, Antonio Frisoli, Lorenzo Masia
      Pages 35-38
    3. Allan J. Veale, Kyrian Staman, Herman van der Kooij
      Pages 39-43
    4. Valerie Power, Adam de Eyto, Bernard Hartigan, Jesús Ortiz, Leonard W. O’Sullivan
      Pages 44-48
    5. M. Totaro, E. Bottenberg, R. Groeneveld, L. Erkens, A. Mondini, G. J. Brinks et al.
      Pages 53-57
  4. Subject-Centered Based Approaches for Controlling Wearable Robots

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Randa Mallat, Vincent Bonnet, Mohamad Khalil, Samer Mohammed
      Pages 65-69
    3. Mehmet C. Yildirim, Ahmet Talha Kansizoglu, Polat Sendur, Barkan Ugurlu
      Pages 70-74
    4. A. Ortlieb, P. Lichard, F. Dzeladini, R. Baud, H. Bleuler, A. Ijspeert et al.
      Pages 75-79
    5. Fabian Just, Daniel Gunz, Jaime Duarte, Davide Simonetti, Robert Riener, Georg Rauter
      Pages 80-84
  5. Robotic and Neuroprosthetic Balance Management Approaches for Walking Assistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Zlatko Matjačić, Matjaž Zadravec, Nataša Bizovičar, Nika Goljar, Andrej Olenšek
      Pages 91-95
    3. Eva Swinnen, Jean-Pierre Baeyens, Nina Lefeber, Emma De Keersmaecker, Stieven Henderix, Marc Michielsen et al.
      Pages 96-99
    4. Mariangela Filosa, Ilaria Cesini, Elena Martini, Giacomo Spigler, Nicola Vitiello, Calogero Oddo et al.
      Pages 105-109
    5. Federica Barberi, Federica Aprigliano, Emanuele Gruppioni, Angelo Davalli, Rinaldo Sacchetti, Alberto Mazzoni et al.
      Pages 110-114
    6. Ilaria Cesini, Giacomo Spigler, Sahana Prasanna, Domitilla Taxis, Filippo Dell’Agnello, Elena Martini et al.
      Pages 115-119
  6. Benchmarking Wearable Robots

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Jule Bessler, Leendert Schaake, Catherine Bidard, Jaap H. Buurke, Aske E. B. Lassen, Kurt Nielsen et al.
      Pages 123-126
    3. Matteo Lancini, Simone Pasinetti, Valeria Montini, Giovanna Sansoni
      Pages 127-131
    4. R. Conti, F. Giovacchini, L. Saccares, N. Vitiello, J. L. Pons, D. Torricelli
      Pages 132-136
    5. M. C. Sánchez-Villamañán, D. Torricelli, J. L. Pons
      Pages 137-141
    6. Myunghee Kim, Ye Ding, Charles Liu, Jinsoo Kim, Sangjun Lee, Nikolaos Karavas et al.
      Pages 142-146
    7. D. Torricelli, D. Pinto-Fernandez, R. Conti, N. Vitiello, J. L. Pons
      Pages 147-151
  7. Flexible and Transparent Technologies for Innovative Wearable Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Arnaldo G. Leal-Junior, Anselmo Frizera, Carlos Marques, Maria José Pontes
      Pages 155-159
    3. Miguel Manchola, Daya Serrano, Daniel Gómez, Felipe Ballen, Diego Casas, Marcela Munera et al.
      Pages 160-164
    4. Tom Verstraten, Raphaël Furnémont, Pablo López-García, Stein Crispel, Bram Vanderborght, Dirk Lefeber
      Pages 165-169
    5. M. Sposito, S. Toxiri, D. G. Caldwell, J. Ortiz, E. De Momi
      Pages 170-174
    6. Wilian M. dos Santos, Adriano A. G. Siqueira
      Pages 175-179
    7. S. Bai, S. Christensen, M. Islam, S. Rafique, N. Masud, P. Mattsson et al.
      Pages 180-184
  8. Wearable Robotics for Rehabilitation and Assistance in Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. M. A. Ramírez-Moreno, S. M. Orozco-Soto, J. M. Ibarra-Zannatha, D. Gutiérrez
      Pages 187-191
    3. Alberto I. Perez-Sanpablo, Catherine Disselhorst-Klug, Juan M. Ibarra Zannatha, Josefina Gutierrez-Martínez, Alicia Meneses Peñaloza, Elisa Romero-Avila et al.
      Pages 192-195
    4. A. C. Villa-Parra, J. Lima, D. Delisle-Rodriguez, A. Frizera-Neto, T. Bastos
      Pages 196-200
    5. Pablo E. Caicedo, Carlos F. Rengifo, Luís E. Rodríguez, Wilson A. Sierra
      Pages 201-205
    6. Antonio J. del-Ama, Jose M. Azorín, José L. Pons, Anselmo Frizera, Thomaz Rodrigues, Ángel Gil-Agudo et al.
      Pages 206-209
  9. Wearable Robotic Solutions for Factories of the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217

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 4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018, held October 16-20, 2018, in Pisa, Italy, 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 WeRob2018 with the International Conference on Neurorehabilitation, INCR2018. 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 Assitive 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 WeRob2018

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Chiara Carrozza
    • 1
  • Silvestro Micera
    • 2
  • José L. Pons
    • 3
  1. 1.Scuola Superiore Sant'AnnaThe BioRobotics InstitutePisaItaly
  2. 2.Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Translational Neural Engineering AreaThe BioRobotics InstitutePisaItaly
  3. 3.Spanish National Research CouncilCajal InstituteMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-01886-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-01887-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3562
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-3570
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