Wearable Robots (explains the interaction between robot and human, implications for the rehabilitation of elderly and disabled patients the latest research into the use of wearable robots in neuromotor control research. This fully updated second edition continues with an introduction to the technology and neurophysiology associated with the
interaction between the wearable robotic systems and the human body. There follows a detailed discussion of the kinemics dynamics of the system along with review of control, sensors and actuators, and communication aspects of the system, its bioinspired design, the management of its intense symbiotic interaction with the human user and new application scenarios where WRs are coordinated with other technologies, e.g neuroprosthetics and, now, paediatric applications. The book concludes with a series of case studies focused on specific upper limb and lower limb systems.
The book is structured into 12 chapters; new material for the second edition includes chapters on:- Wearable Robots, Exoskeletons and Neuroprosthetics / Muscular physiology as a model / Application to actuator concepts and design / Human Biomechanics / cHRI using Bioelectrical Monitoring of Brain Activity / Hybrid control of WRs and Neuroprostheses / Sensors in Wearable Robotics / Actuators in Wearable Robotics / Wearable Upper–Limb Robots / Wearable Lower–Limb and Full-Body Robots