[robotics-worldwide] [meetings]2014 International Workshop on Wearable Robotics

Jose Gonzalez je.gonzalez.vargas at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 08:04:38 PDT 2014


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2014 International Workshop on Wearable Robotics

Baiona,  (Spain)

September 14-19



Dear colleagues,

This is a gentle reminder for the early registration of the International
Workshop on Wearable Robotics (WeRob2014) that will take place in Baiona
(Spain) from September 14 to 19 of 2014.

We would like to inform you that the *early registration special fee will
finish on July 31*. After this date the registration fee will increase to

Also, you can find the complete program on the website from this link:


WeRob2014 is organised by the Bioengineering Group at the Spanish National
Research Council (CSIC), the Cullen College of Engineering at the
University of Houston, the Tecnológico de Monterrey, and the University of
Twente. International speakers from academia, government, industry, medical
centers, and end users will discuss challenges and potential solutions
leading to the development of wearable robotics technologies supporting
advanced therapeutic interventions in major neurological diseases (e.g.
Cerebrovascular Accidents, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury,
Cerebral Palsy).

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Baiona September 2014!

- Chair and Co-Chair -

       -        José L. Pons, Bioengineering Group, Spanish National
Research Council

       -        José L. Contreras-Vidal, Departments of Electrical &
Computer Eng. and Biomedical Eng. University of Houston

- Sessions –

- Opening Ceremony : Robot Suits for the Long-Lived and Healthy Society (*with
demonstration of HAL exoskeleton*) by Prof. Yoshiyuki Sankai

Director, Center for Cybernics Research Professor, Graduate School of
Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba President & CEO,

- Clinical Application Scenarios for Wearable Robots (I)

            o           Dr. Robert Grossman, The Methodist Hospital
research Institute.

            o           Prof. V. Dietz, Balgrist University Hospital,
Zurich, Switzerland

            o           Dr. M. Molinari, Fondazione Santa Luzia, Rome, Italy

- International Consensus on Neural Interfacing with WRs

           o           Prof. Seong-Whan Lee, Korea University

           o           Prof. J.M. Azorín, UMH, Spain

           o           Prof. J. Contreras-Vidal, University of Houston, TX

           o           Prof. D. Farina, University Medical Center
Göttingen, Germany

           o           Prof. J. del R. Millán, EPFL, Switzerland

- International Consensus on Benchmarking, Regulatory aspects

           o           Dr. J. Veneman, Tecnalia, Spain

           o           Mr. F. Thorsteinsson, Ossur, Iceland

           o           Prof. G. Virk, KTH Royal Inst. of Tech

           o           Prof. R. Riener, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

           o           Dr. D. Torricelli, Spanish National Council for
Science Research, Spain.

           o           Dr. Alexander Schubert, Koroibot project

           o            Dr. Antonio del Alma, Biomot project

- International consensus on Design Challenges of Wearable Robots

           o           Prof. H. van der Kooij, University of Twente, The

           o           Dr. Philippe Garrec, CEA LIST, France

o           Prof. R. Riener, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

o           Prof. D. Lefeber, VUB, Belgium

           o           Prof. Sankai, Tsukuba University and Cyberdyne

           o           Prof. C. Walsh, Harvard, USA

- Clinical Application Scenarios for Wearable Robots (I)

           o           Prof. A. Esquenazi, John Otto Hass Chair, professor
department of PM&R and Chief medical officer, MossRehab.

            o           Prof. Z.Rymer, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

            o           Dr. A.Gil-Agudo, HNPT, Toledo, Spain

- International consensus on Translational and Industrial/Market

           o           Mr. M. Oddsson “Power Knee – from concept to
commercial product”, Ossur, Iceland

           o            Dr. D. Gaebler, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

           o            Amitt Goffer,  Argo Medical Technologies, Ltd.

           o            R. Csuhaj, Brain products, Germany

           o            Mr. A. Espinosa, GTEC, Austria

           o            Dr. E. Rocon, Spanish National Council for Science
Research, Spain.

- International consensus on Advanced Control Methods for Wearable robots

           o           Prof. D. Reinkensmeyer, UC Irvine

           o           T. Boaventura, ETH, Zürich

           o           Prof. K. Ohno, Riken, Japan

           o           Prof. G. Virk, KTH Royal Inst of Tech.

           o           Dr. J. Moreno, CSIC

           o           Dr. N. Vitielo, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

- Sponsors -

           o          TIRR, Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation & Research

CSIC-Technaid S.L.

           o           University of Korea

           o          Wearable Robotics, srl

           o          ÖSSUR

           o           Rexbionics, Ltd

           o          Technaid S.L.

           o          Brain Products

           o          g-tec, Guget Technologies

Baiona, both a tourist destination and an active fishing port, is located
in the south of the Rias Baixas region, and is protected from the open sea
by a breathtakingly beautiful bay. Its geographical location offers
natural, unsurpassable protection for fishing and leisure sailing vessels
alike. The climate is characterized by mild temperatures throughout the
year. The town's old quarter was declared an "Area of Historical and
Artistic interest" by the Galician Regional Government on March 1, 1993, to
mark the five hundredth anniversary of the arrival of The Pinta, a
caravel-type vessel used by Christopher Columbus, which arrived in Baiona
with news of the discovery of America

For further and up-to-date information, please visit the conference
website:  www.werob2014.org

2014 International Workshop on Wearable Robotics Organization

info at werob2014.org

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