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

Jose Gonzalez je.gonzalez.vargas at gmail.com
Mon May 5 02:01:07 PDT 2014


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2014 International Workshop on Wearable Robotics

Baiona,  (Spain)

September 14-19

www.werob2014.org

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Dear colleagues,



It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2014 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 submission deadline for contributions
has been extended to May 15**.* Extended abstracts (2 pages) contributions
are welcome. All contributions will be peer reviewed and accepted
contributions will appear in the Conference Proceedings.



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!



- Important deadlines -

Short Abstract: May 15, 2014

Notification: May 30, 2014

Final Submission: June 30, 2014

Payment: July 1, 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,
CYBERDYNE Inc.





- International Consensus on Clinical Application Scenarios for Wearable
Robots

           o           Dr. Marco Molinari, FSL, Italy

           o           Prof. A. Esquenazi, John Otto Haas Chair and Prof.
Dep. of PM&R & Chief Medical

              Officer, MossRehab

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

           o           Prof. Z. Rymer, Chicago Rehabilitation Institute

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

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



- International Consensus on Neural Interfacing with WRs

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

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

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

           o           Prof. Seong-Whan Lee, Korea University

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



- International Consensus on Benchmarking, Regulatory aspects

           o           Dr. J. Veneman, Tecnalia, Spain

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

           o           Prof. R. Riener, Sensory-Motor Systems Lab, ETH
Zurich, Switzerland

           o           Mr. F. Thorsteinsson, Ossur, Iceland

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



- International consensus on Design Challenges of Wearable Robots

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

           o           Prof. R. Riener, Sensory-Motor Systems Lab, ETH
Zurich, Switzerland

           o           Prof. Sankai, Tsukuba University and Cyberdyne

           o           Prof. D. Lefeber, VUB, Belgium

           o Prof. C. Walsh, Harvard, USA



- Panel discussion: International research opportunities for international
cooperative projects

           o           Mrs. T. de Martino, European Commission,
Communications Networks, Content and

              Technology

           o           Dr. C. Klein, European Commission, Research
Programme Office Robotics

           o           NSF representative (National Robotics Initiative)

           o           NIH representative (National Robotics Initiative)

           o           DARPA representative



- International consensus on Translational and Industrial/Market
Challenges/Opportunities

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

           o Mr. A. Espinosa, GTEC, Austria

           o Dr. D. Gaebler, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

           o Presentation of Brain Products

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



- International consensus on Advanced Control Methods for Wearable robots

           o           Dr. J. Moreno, CSIC

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

           o           Prof. S. Shimoda, Riken

           o           Prof. D. Reinkensmeyer, UC Irvine

           o           Prof. J. Buchli, ETH Zürich (To be confirmed)

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



- Sponsors -



           o           CSIC-Technaid S.L.

           o           Rexbionics

           o           University of Korea



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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