- xviii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Pons, José L.
- Contents: 1. Introduction to wearable robotics / J. L. Pons, R. Ceres and L. Calderon -- 2. Basis for bioinspiration and biomimetism in wearable robots / A. Forner-Cordero, J. L. Pons and M. Wisse -- 3. Kinematics and dynamics of wearable robots / A. Forner-Cordero, J. L. Pons, E. A. Turowska and A. Schiele -- 4. Human-robot cognitive interaction / L. Bueno, F. Brunetti, A. Frizera and J. L. Pons -- 5. Human-robot physical interaction / E. Rocon, A. F. Ruiz, R. Raya, A. Schiele and J. L. Pons -- 6. Wearable robot technologies / J. C. Moreno, L. Bueno and J. L. Pons -- 7. Communication networks for wearable robots / F. Brunetti and J. L. Pons -- 8. Wearable upper limb robots / E. Rocon, A. F. Ruiz and J. L. Pons -- 9. Wearable lower limb and full-body robots / J. Moreno, E. Turowska and J. L. Pons -- 10. Summary, conclusions and outlook / J. L. Pons, R. Ceres and L. Calderon.Formerly CIP.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary (continued): "Logical in structure and original in its global orientation, this volume gives a full overview of wearable robotics, providing the reader with a complete understanding of the key applications and technologies suitable for its development. The main topics are demonstrated through two detailed case studies; one on a lower limb active orthosis for a human leg, and one on a wearable robot that suppresses upper limb tremor. These examples highlight the difficulties and potentialities in this area of technology, illustrating how design decisions should be made based on these."--BOOK JACKET.Summary: "A wearable robot is a mechatronic system that is designed around the shape and function of the human body, with segments and joints corresponding to those of the person it is externally coupled with. Teleoperation and power amplification were the first applications, but after recent technological advances the range of application fields has widened. Increasing recognition from the scientific community means that this technology is now employed in telemanipulation, man-amplification, neuromotor control research and rehabilitation, and to assist with impaired human motor control.".