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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Abstract

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 publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing Switzerland
Pages311-315
Number of pages5
Volume16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume16
ISSN (Print)21953562
ISSN (Electronic)21953570

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