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Lower-limb wearable robotics

Lower-limb wearable robotics

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It is an exciting time in wearable robotics with new devices for spinal cord injury, gait assistance, rehabilitation, strength enhancement, manufacturing, construction, and recreation. This review will focus on lower limb wearable robotic systems that include orthoses, prostheses, and exoskeletons. The promises and challenges of these systems will be described. A review of some of the exciting systems will be presented.

Chapter Contents:

  • Abstract
  • 1.1 Background
  • 1.2 Definition of wearable robotic system
  • 1.3 Promise and potential of wearable robotic systems
  • 1.4 Challenges
  • 1.5 Lower limb wearable systems
  • 1.6 Lower limb orthoses
  • 1.7 Lower limb prostheses
  • 1.8 Lower limb exoskeletons
  • 1.9 Legged rehabilitation
  • 1.10 Future vision
  • References

Inspec keywords: medical robotics; prosthetics; gait analysis; neurophysiology; orthotics; injuries; patient rehabilitation

Other keywords: strength enhancement; gait assistance; recreation; orthoses; exoskeletons; spinal cord injury; patient rehabilitation; exciting systems; lower limb wearable robotic systems; prostheses

Subjects: Prosthetics and orthotics; Patient care and treatment; Physics of body movements; Prosthetic and orthotic control systems; Prosthetics and other practical applications; Robotics

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