Trunk range of motion in the sagittal plane with and without a flexible back support exoskeleton

Matthias B. Näf*, Axel S. Koopman, Carlos Rodriguez-Guerrero, Bram Vanderborght, Dirk Lefeber

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Abstract

A large portion of the working population is affected by back and shoulder pain. Lower back support exoskeletons were introduced as a preventative measure, but they are not widely adopted by the industry yet. Their adoption is hindered chiefly by discomfort, loss of range of motion and kinematic incompatibility. In this work, we discuss the range of motion of the trunk in the sagittal plane, once wearing a flexible exoskeleton and once without wearing an exoskeleton (N = 2).

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
Pages239-243
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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