Wearable Exoskeleton Systems: Design, Control and Applications

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  • Book title: Wearable Exoskeleton Systems: Design, Control and Applications

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  • Year: 2018

  • Format: Hardback

  • Product Code: PBCE1080

  • ISBN: 978-1-78561-302-9

  • Pagination: c.402pp

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Wearable exoskeletons are electro-mechanical systems designed to assist, augment, or enhance motion and mobility in a variety of human motion applications and scenarios. The applications, ranging from providing power supplementation to assist the wearers to situations where human motion is resisted for exercising applications, cover a wide range of domains such as medical devices for patient rehabilitation training recovering from trauma, movement aids for disabled persons, personal care robots for providing daily living assistance, and reduction of physical burden in industrial and military applications. The development of effective and affordable wearable exoskeletons poses several design, control and modelling challenges to researchers and manufacturers. Novel technologies are therefore being developed in adaptive motion controllers, human-robot interaction control, biological sensors and actuators, materials and structures, etc.

In this book, the authors report recent advances and technology breakthroughs in exoskeleton developments. It will be of interest to engineers and researchers in academia and industry as well as manufacturing companies interested in developing new markets in wearable exoskeleton robotics.

About the Editors

Shaoping Bai is an Associate Professor at the department of mechanical and manufacturing engineering, Aalborg University, Denmark. His research interests include dynamics and design, assistive exoskeletons, parallel manipulators, and walking robots. He holds a Ph.D degree in Robotics from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Gurvinder Singh Virk is Technical Director at InnotecUK involved in designing and commercialising specialised robotic systems for hazardous environments and service robots for healthcare. His current interests are in wearable exoskeletons; climbing and walking robots, and robot safety standardisation. He has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London for his work and holds a Ph.D in Control theory from Imperial College, University of London, UK. He has held Professorship positions at several universities in UK, New Zealand, Germany, China, India and Sweden.

Thomas Sugar is Professor in the Department of Engineering, The Polytechnic School, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University, USA. He works in the areas of wearable robotics for rehabilitation, gait assistance and enhanced mobility. He holds a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Book readership

This book is essential reading for engineers, scientists, designers, researchers, and students in academia in control engineering, mechanical engineering, robotics, sensing, electrical and electronic engineering, medical engineering, mobile and wireless engineering, and navigation.

Book contents

This information is provisional and will be updated prior to publication

Chapter 1: Lower Limb Wearable Robotics- Thomas G. Sugar, David Armstrong, Bijan Najafi, Sangram Redkar, Jeffrey A. Ward,
Chapter 2: Review of Exoskeletons for medical and service applications- Jan Veneman, Dirk Lefeber
Chapter 3: Soft Wearable Robots- Conor J. Walsh
Chapter 4: Exploring User Requirements for a Lower Body Soft Exoskeleton to Assist Mobility- Valerie Power, Adam de Eyto, Christoph Bauer, Corien Nikamp, Samuel Schulein, Jeanette Muller, Jesus Ortiz, Leonard O’Sullivan
Chapter 5: Design and control of spherical shoulder exoskeletons for assistive applications- Shaoping Bai, Simon Christensen, Muhammad Raza Ul Islam
Chapter 6: Evaluation platform for wearable 3D motion sensors- Bingfei Fan, Qingguo Li, Chao Wang, Tao Liu
Chapter 7: Control and performance of upper and lower extremity SEA-based exoskeletons- Crea Simona, Parri Andrea, Trigili Emilio, Baldoni Andrea, Muscolo Marco, Fantozzi Matteo, Moise Matteo, Cortese Mario, Giovacchini Francesco, Carrozza Maria Chiara, Vitiello Nicola
Chapter 8: Gait-Event-Based Synchronization and Control of a Compact Portable Knee-Ankle-Foot Exoskeleton Robot for Gait Rehabilitation- Zhao Guo, Gong Chen, Haoyong Yu
Chapter 9: Real Time Gait Planning for a Lower Limb Exoskeleton Robot-
Chapter 10: Soft Wearable Assistive Robotics: Exosuits and supernumerary limbs- Lorenzo Masia, Irfan Hussain, Michele Xiloyannis, Claudio Pacchierotti, Leonardo Cappello, Monica Malvezzi, Giovanni Spagnoletti, Chris Wilson Antuvan, Dinh Binh Khanh, Maria Pozzi, Domenico Prattichizzo
Chapter 11: Walking assistance apparatus for gait training patients and promotion exercise of the elderly- Eiichiro Tanaka, Keiichi Marumatsu, Keiichi Watanuki, Shozo Saegusa, Louis Yuge
Chapter 12: Regulatory Issues for Exoskeletons- Koen Chielens, Burkhard Zimmerman, Gurvinder S. Virk
Chapter 13: Test Methods for Exoskeletons – Lessons Learned from Industrial and Response Robotics- Roger Bostelman, Tsai Hong
Chapter 14: Ekso Bionics- Russ Angold

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