SPEXOR: Spinal exoskeletal robot for low back pain prevention and vocational reintegration

Jan Babič*, Katja Mombaur, Dirk Lefeber, Jaap van Dieën, Bernhard Graimann, Michael Russold, Nejc Šarabon, Han Houdijk

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Most assistive robotic devices are exoskeletons which assist or augment the motion of the limbs and neglect the role of the spinal column in transferring load from the upper body and arms to the legs. In the SPEXOR project we will fill this gap and design a novel spinal exoskeleton to prevent low-back pain in able bodied workers and to support workers with low-back pain in vocational rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2016, October 18-21, 2016, Segovia, Spain
EditorsJosé González-Vargas
PublisherSpringer International Publishing Switzerland
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319465326
ISBN (Print)9783319465319, 9783319835372
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
ISSN (Print)21953562
ISSN (Electronic)21953570


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