Lower Limb Exoskeletons in Latin-America
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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