Join the Special Session on Neuromechanical Modelling and Control for Wearable Robots: Enhancing Movement after Neuromuscular Injuries.
The International Symposium on Wearable Robotics (WeRob 2020) and WearRAcon Europe
October 13-16, 2020 (Virtual).
Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are central for establishing a natural interplay between humans and wearable robots such as exoskeleton and bionic limbs. The need for robust and intuitive HMI has becoming increasingly central with the development of new classes of exoskeletons that are soft or flexible. Current HMIs suffer from limitations hindering wearables robots’ translation to the real world. State of the art HMIs are based on model-free (e.g. regression) algorithms that cannot robustly generalize beyond training conditions. Moreover, model-free techniques regard the human as a black box, thereby hiding the mechanisms underlying human movement and machine interaction. An alternative approach is that of building mechanistic models of the human body. Human modelling offers the unique opportunity to open a window inside the neuromusculoskeletal system of the user. Theses information can then be use by wearables robot to assist the user.
In this special session, we first present the challenge that soft exosuit present for HMIs. We will also present the state of the art in neuromechanics based control of wearables robot as well as how neuromechanics can help us to create better HMI for rehabilitation and finally its possible impact in healthcare.
Call for Contributions:
This Special Session is currently open to poster contributions. All contributors (i.e. poster and oral) must submit a 2-page abstract manuscript. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. Accepted contributions will appear in the Conference Proceedings, which will be published as a book by Springer. Selected papers will be invited to Special Issues in Referred Journals.
Further information at: http://www.2020.werob.org/submission/
- Manuscript submission deadline: July, 31, 2020.
- Notification of manuscript acceptance: August, 31, 2020.
- Authors Registration Deadline: September, 15, 2020.
- Final Version Submission: September, 15, 2020.
- Early Registration: September, 15, 2020.
- Symposium: September, 15, 2020.
- Massimo Sartori (University of Twente, The Netherlands).
- Guillaume Durandau (University of Twente, The Netherlands).