Effects of an inclination-controlled active spinal exoskeleton on spinal compression forces

A. S. Koopman*, S. Toxiri, M. P. de Looze, I. Kingma, J. H. van Dieën

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Abstract

Mechanical loading of the spine is a known risk factor for the development of low-back pain. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of an inclination-controlled exoskeleton on spinal compression forces during lifting with various techniques. Peak compression decreased on average by around 20%, and this was largely independent of lifting technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018, October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy
EditorsMaria Chiara Carrozza, Silvestro Micera, José L. Pons
PublisherSpringer International Publishing Switzerland
Pages505-509
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783030018870
ISBN (Print)9783030018863
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 16 Oct 201820 Oct 2018
Conference number: 4th

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume22
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

Conference

Conference4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018
Abbreviated titleWeRob2018
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period16/10/1820/10/18

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