[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call For Participation: August 11th, 2015 - 3rd edition of the RoboAssist Workshop to be held in conjunction with ICORR 2015

Samer Mohammed samer.mohammed at u-pec.fr
Sat Aug 8 16:41:28 PDT 2015

Dear all,
We would like to invite you to participate to the workshop RoboAssist
2015 that will be held on August 11th, 2015 in conjunction with the
IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR
2015).  The Workshop will take place in Classroom 6 between 8h50 and 12h30.

Wearable Robotics for Motion Assistance and Rehabilitation – RoboAssist 2015

The population aged 60 and over is expected to rise considerably in the
coming years. The rise in life expectancy combined with falling birth
rates, will accelerate the aging of this population. Facing this problem
or reducing its effect would have a great societal impact by improving
the quality of life and regaining people independence to make them
active in society, and live active, fulfilling and independent lives. On
the other hand, robotic applications have rapidly expanded from
classical industrial applications with repetitive tasks to applications
with close human-robot interaction. Indeed, adaptation of healthcare
services to the needs of this dependent population will have a great
impact on the development of assisting robotic devices. In addition,
technological advances and the emergence of novel adapted technologies
such as wearable technologies with considerable reduction in size, cost
and energy consumption are becoming a privileged solution to provide
assistive services to humans. While initially conceived for human motion
augmentation purposes, wearable powered robots have been gradually
proposed as a technological aid for motion rehabilitation and
assistance, and functional substitution in patients suffering from motor
disorders. Over these years, despite of the significant technological
and scientific advancements achieved in the field of wearable powered
robotic technologies, we have not yet witnessed the success of a
fully-wearable assistive robot.

8.50 – 9.00    Welcome from organizers
9.00 – 9.30    Design criteria for rigid and soft exoskeletons, Robert
Riener, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland,
9.30 – 10.00    Posture control and balance of walking with an
exoskeleton device, Kin Huat Low, Nanyang Technological University,
10.00 – 10.30    Mechatronic design of, and first experiments with the
rehabilitation robot ALTACRO, Dirk Lefeber, Vrije Universiteit Brussel,
10.30 – 11.00    Coffee break
11.00 – 11.30    Leg exoskeletons supporting balance control – the
BALANCE project, Jan Veneman, Tecnalia, Spain
11.30 – 12.00    Smart Transparent Actuation in Rehabilitation Robotics,
Kyoungchul Kong, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea
12.00 – 12.30    Neuroprosthetics for motor assistance and
rehabilitation, Ricardo Chavarriaga, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de
Lausanne, Switzerland

Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Best regards

Workshop organizers
Nicola Vitiello, Samer Mohammed and Juan C. Moreno

University of Paris-Est Creteil Val de Marne (UPEC)
Laboratory of Image, Signal and Intelligent Systems (LISSI)
Tel. +33 (0)1 418 07 318
Fax. +33 (0)1 418 07 376 

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