WeRob2016, The 2nd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics will be held this October 18 – 21st at the beautiful ‘La Granja de San Ildefonso’ in Segovia, Spain. WeRob2016 is primarily a research and development conference. It will feature the work of over half a dozen EU sponsored wearable robotics projects. Traditionally, EU exoskeleton projects do not aim to produce prototypes that can be turned into products, but instead focus on understanding and modeling human motion.
Based on the research projects that will be presented, expect to see a lot of work on fall recovery after loss of balance and various investigations on control systems for exoskeletons (example building in reflexes and closed-loop exoskeleton design). Western Europe is filled with exoskeleton labs that are sponsored by the European Union. Partially because of the common financing, the EU labs tend to be a very tight-knit group that share results and ideas with each other. WeRob2016 will expand the group to everyone who has the opportunity to attend.
Researchers and innovators from all around the world will discuss novel approaches, challenges and potential solutions in technologies for wearable robots. The symposium will enclose presentations and discussions in various fields such as: supporting solutions for healthy ageing, advanced therapeutic treatments of neurological diseases, space applications or assistive technologies in the industry. Demonstrations and exhibitions of reference technologies in the field will also take place.
International speakers from academia, government, industry, medical centres and end users are encouraged to participate in this biannual event. WeRob provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to report the latest innovations, discuss state-of-the-art techniques, and exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of wearable robotics.
Moreover, the symposium will be held in parallel with the 2016 International Conference on Neurorehabilitation, which will bring together researchers and students from the fields of Clinical Rehabilitation, Applied Neurophysiology, and Biomedical Engineering to promote, feed and encourage this therapeutic global shift.
In addition to the EU research groups, this event is being sponsored by heavyweights in the exoskeleton industry, Gogoa and Ekso Bionics. Gogoa is a company that hasn’t been covered by the Exoskeleton Report team. Gogoa Mobility Robots is located in Gipuzkoa, Spain. It develops lower body exoskeletons with direct brain signal control. The Gogoa Hank lower body exoskeleton is one of the few medical exos to have motors at the hip, knee and ankle. Gogoa is also the developer of a glove exoskeleton for hand rehabilitation. Their brand new website went live less than a week ago and you can visit it at: http://gogoa.eu
For more information on the WeRob2016, The International Symposium on Wearable Robotics please visit their website: http://www.werob2014.org/WeRob2016/
Exoskeleton Technology Mini-Event Calendar for 2016-2017:
- March 2017, WearRAcon17, Arizona, US
- October 18-21st, WeRob2016 (this event), Spain
- October 8th, Cybathlon, Switzerland
- May 24-26th, Innorobo 2016, France
- Feb 10-12th, WearRAcon16, Arizona, US, report on Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3
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