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Symbitron: Symbiotic Man-Machine Interactions in Wearable Exoskeletons to Enhance Mobility for Paraplegics

  • Herman van der Kooij
  • Edwin van Asseldonk
  • Gijs van Oort
  • Victor Sluiter
  • Amber Emmens
  • Heide Witteveen
  • Nevio Luigi Tagliamonte
  • Federica Tamburella
  • Iolanda Pisotta
  • Marcella Masciullo
  • Matteo Arquilla
  • Marco Molinari
  • Amy Wu
  • Auke Ijspeert
  • Florin Florin Dzeladini
  • Freygardur Thorsteinsson
  • Arash Arami
  • Etienne Burdet
  • Hsien-Yung Huang
  • Wouter Gregoor
  • Cor Meijneke
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 22)

Abstract

The main goal of the Symbitron project was to develop a safe, bio-inspired, personalized wearable exoskeleton that enables SCI patients to walk without additional assistance, by complementing their remaining motor function. Here we give an overview of major achievements of the projects.

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Herman van der Kooij
    • 1
  • Edwin van Asseldonk
    • 1
  • Gijs van Oort
    • 1
  • Victor Sluiter
    • 1
  • Amber Emmens
    • 1
  • Heide Witteveen
    • 1
  • Nevio Luigi Tagliamonte
    • 2
  • Federica Tamburella
    • 2
  • Iolanda Pisotta
    • 2
  • Marcella Masciullo
    • 2
  • Matteo Arquilla
    • 2
  • Marco Molinari
    • 2
  • Amy Wu
    • 4
  • Auke Ijspeert
    • 4
  • Florin Florin Dzeladini
    • 4
  • Freygardur Thorsteinsson
    • 3
  • Arash Arami
    • 5
  • Etienne Burdet
    • 5
  • Hsien-Yung Huang
    • 5
  • Wouter Gregoor
    • 6
  • Cor Meijneke
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Biomechanical EngineeringUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Laboratory of Robotic Neurorehabilitation, Neurorehabilitation DepartmentFondazione Santa Lucia IRCCSRomeItaly
  3. 3.Össur hfReykjavikIceland
  4. 4.Biorobotics LaboratoryEPFLLausanneSwitzerland
  5. 5.Human Robotics Group, Imperial College LondonLondonUK
  6. 6.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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