SPEXOR: Towards a passive spinal exoskeleton

L. De Rijcke*, M. Näf, C. Rodriguez-Guerrero, B. Graimann, H. Houdijk, J. van Dieën, K. Mombaur, M. Russold, N. Sarabon, J. Babič, D. Lefeber

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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 this part of the SPEXOR project we will fill this gap and design a novel, passive 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
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

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

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    De Rijcke, L., Näf, M., Rodriguez-Guerrero, C., Graimann, B., Houdijk, H., van Dieën, J., ... Lefeber, D. (2017). SPEXOR: Towards a passive spinal exoskeleton. In Biosystems and Biorobotics (Vol. 16, pp. 325-329). (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 16). Springer International Publishing Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46532-6_53