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

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

Table of contents

  1. Wearable Robotic Solutions for Factories of the Future

    1. Stefano Toxiri, Matteo Sposito, Maria Lazzaroni, Lorenza Mancini, Massimo Di Pardo, Darwin G. Caldwell et al.
      Pages 219-223
    2. Baojun Chen, Lorenzo Grazi, Francesco Lanotte, Nicola Vitiello, Simona Crea
      Pages 224-228
    3. S. J. Baltrusch, J. H. van Dieën, S. M. Bruijn, A. S. Koopman, C. A. M. van Bennekom, H. Houdijk
      Pages 229-233
    4. Jawad Masood, Angel Dacal-Nieto, Víctor Alonso-Ramos, M. Isabel Fontano, Anthony Voilqué, Julia Bou
      Pages 234-238
    5. Matthias B. Näf, Axel S. Koopman, Carlos Rodriguez-Guerrero, Bram Vanderborght, Dirk Lefeber
      Pages 239-243
    6. Mišel Cevzar, Tadej Petrič, Marko Jamšek, Jan Babič
      Pages 244-248
    7. Monika Harant, Manish Sreenivasa, Matthew Millard, Nejc Šarabon, Katja Mombaur
      Pages 249-253
  2. Human Modeling and Simulation for Neurorehabilitation Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Francisco Mouzo, Urbano Lugris, Javier Cuadrado, Josep M. Font-Llagunes, Francisco J. Alonso
      Pages 257-261
    3. Matthew Millard, David Franklin, Walter Herzog
      Pages 262-266
    4. Friedl De Groote, Lorenzo Pitto, Hans Kainz, Antoine Falisse, Eirini Papageorgiou, Mariska Wesseling et al.
      Pages 267-270
    5. Peter Walker Ferguson, Brando Dimapasoc, Yang Shen, Jacob Rosen
      Pages 276-280
  3. Smart Human-Machine Systems for Lower-Limb Assistance and Rehabilitation After Paralysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Mario Ortiz, Marisol Rodríguez-Ugarte, Eduardo Iáñez, José M. Azorín
      Pages 289-293
    3. Gabriel Aguirre-Ollinger, Ashwin Narayan, Hsiao-Ju Cheng, Haoyong Yu
      Pages 294-298
    4. M. Arquilla, I. Pisotta, F. Tamburella, N. L. Tagliamonte, M. Masciullo, A. R. Wu et al.
      Pages 304-308
    5. Arvind Ramanujam, Kamyar Momeni, Syed R. Husain, Jonathan Augustine, Erica Garbarini, Peter Barrance et al.
      Pages 309-313
    6. Gail F. Forrest, Arvind Ramanujam, Ann M. Spungen, Christopher Cirnigliaro, Kamyar Momeni, Syed R. Husain et al.
      Pages 314-318
  4. Biorobotics Approaches to Understand and Restore Human Balance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Guillaume Durandau, Herman van der Kooij, Massimo Sartori
      Pages 325-328
    3. E. H. F. van Asseldonk, A. Emmens, T. J. H. Brug, I. Pisotta, M. Arquilla, F. Tamburella et al.
      Pages 334-338
    4. Andre Seyfarth, Maziar A. Sharbafi, Guoping Zhao, Christian Schumacher
      Pages 339-343
    5. Maximo A. Roa, Bernd Henze, Christian Ott
      Pages 344-347
  5. Exoskeleton Research in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Jesús Ortiz, Christian Di Natali, Darwin G. Caldwell
      Pages 351-355
    3. M. Caimmi, I. Carpinella, R. Di Giovanni, D. Ellena, L. Molinari Tosatti, D. Cattaneo et al.
      Pages 356-360
    4. Herman van der Kooij, Edwin van Asseldonk, Gijs van Oort, Victor Sluiter, Amber Emmens, Heide Witteveen et al.
      Pages 361-364
    5. Jesús Ortiz, Stefano Toxiri, Darwin G. Caldwell
      Pages 365-369
    6. Cristina Piazza, Manuel G. Catalano, Matteo Bianchi, Emiliano Ricciardi, Domenico Prattichizzo, Sami Haddadin et al.
      Pages 370-374
    7. D. Torricelli, J. L. Pons
      Pages 375-378
  6. Poster Session

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Stefano Toxiri, Andrea Calanca, Tommaso Poliero, Darwin G. Caldwell, Jesús Ortiz
      Pages 381-385
    3. Jorge A. Díez, José M. Catalán, Andrea Blanco, Juan Barios, Santiago Ezquerro, Arturo Bertomeu-Motos et al.
      Pages 386-390
    4. Chris T. M. Baten, Wiebe de Vries, Leendert Schaake, Juryt Witteveen, Daniel Scherly, Konrad Stadler et al.
      Pages 391-395
    5. John Nassour, Fred H. Hamker
      Pages 396-400
    6. Yi Sun, Aaron Jing Yuan Goh, Miao Li, Hui Feng, Jin Huat Low, Marcelo H. Ang Jr. et al.
      Pages 401-405
    7. Rainier F. Natividad, Sin Wai Hong, Tiana M. Miller-Jackson, Chen-Hua Yeow
      Pages 406-409
    8. Ivanka Veneva, Dimitar Chakarov, Mihail Tsveov, Pavel Venev
      Pages 410-414
    9. Domenico Chiaradia, Michele Xiloyannis, Massimiliano Solazzi, Lorenzo Masia, Antonio Frisoli
      Pages 415-419
    10. John Nassour, Sidhdharthkumar Vaghani, Fred H. Hamker
      Pages 420-424
    11. Jongwon Lee, Juwhan Bae, Chilyong Kwon, Seokjin Hwang, Gyoosuk Kim
      Pages 430-434
    12. Maria Lazzaroni, Stefano Toxiri, Darwin G. Caldwell, Elena De Momi, Jesús Ortiz
      Pages 435-439
    13. Nicola Secciani, Matteo Bianchi, Alessandro Ridolfi, Federica Vannetti, Benedetto Allotta
      Pages 440-444
    14. O. Bordron, C. Huneau, É. Le Carpentier, Y. Aoustin
      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 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
  • 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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