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TitleWearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends [electronic resource] : Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018, October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy / edited by Maria Chiara Carrozza, Silvestro Micera, José L. Pons
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
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Descript XVI, 545 p. 232 illus., 215 illus. in color. online resource


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.


Wearable Sensors for Robotic Exoskeletons -- Soft Wearable Robots -- Benchmarking Wearable Robots -- Wearable Robotic Solutions for Factories of the Future -- Biorobotics Approaches to understand and Restore Human Balance -- Exoskeleton Research in Europe

Biomedical engineering Computer science Rehabilitation Management Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering. Robotics and Automation. User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction. Rehabilitation Medicine. Innovation/Technology Management.


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