Biosystems & Biorobotics

Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends

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

Editors: Carrozza, Maria Chiara, Micera, Silvestro, Pons, José L. (Eds.)

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  • Reports on innovative solutions for wearable robots
  • Highlights clinical issues in wearable robotics for rehabilitation
  • Discusses new challenges and emerging application domains
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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. 

Table of contents (41 chapters)

  • Position Sensing and Control with FMG Sensors for Exoskeleton Physical Assistance

    Islam, Muhammad R. U. (et al.)

    Pages 3-7

  • Force Localization Estimation Using a Designed Soft Tactile Sensor

    Acer, Merve (et al.)

    Pages 8-12

  • EIT-Based Tactile Sensing Patches for Rehabilitation and Human Machine Interaction

    Russo, Stefania (et al.)

    Pages 13-17

  • Synthesis and Optimization Considerations for a Knee Orthosis Based on a Watt’s Six-Bar Linkage

    Xydas, Evagoras (et al.)

    Pages 18-22

  • Wearable Sensory Apparatus Performance While Using Inertial Measurement Units

    Logar, Grega (et al.)

    Pages 23-27

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01887-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01886-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018, October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy
Editors
  • Maria Chiara Carrozza
  • Silvestro Micera
  • José L. Pons
Series Title
Biosystems & Biorobotics
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01887-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01887-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01886-3
Series ISSN
2195-3562
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 545
Number of Illustrations
222 b/w illustrations
Topics