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Soft modular biomimetic exoskeleton to assist people with mobility impairments

Deliverables

User centred XoSoft Vision and PSS Concept

A document detailing a combination of visual materials describing the concept (Storyboards, Renderings and 3D CAD work, videos and images of sketch model work), physical concepts (passive mock-ups) and a report outlining the vision for the concept relative to the needs of each of the three users. The document will outline the PSS for the concept and will align the users’ needs (M6).

Soft mechanical sensors

This report will include a comparison of different smart material technologies for sensing and the selection and optimization of the ones fitting better the application of this project. The sensors using these materials will be optimized to measure the desired physical values (strain, force, bending, etc.) (M12).

Exoskeleton Cluster Day and Final XoSoft Symposium

EU project gathering to discuss RTD challenges in exoskeleton development and presenting XoSoft results to the scientific community (M35).

End-user demo at tradeshows (XoSoft end-user roadshow)

Display demonstrator at international exhibitions at OSSUR stand or other partners (M30).

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Publications

Global Kalman filter approaches to estimate absolute angles of lower limb segments

Author(s): Samuel L. Nogueira, Stefan Lambrecht, Roberto S. Inoue, Magdo Bortole, Arlindo N. Montagnoli, Juan C. Moreno, Eduardo Rocon, Marco H. Terra, Adriano A. G. Siqueira, Jose L. Pons
Published in: BioMedical Engineering OnLine, Issue 16/1, 2017, ISSN 1475-925X
DOI: 10.1186/s12938-017-0346-7

Energy Efficiency Analysis and Design Optimization of an Actuation System in a Soft Modular Lower Limb Exoskeleton

Author(s): Jesus Ortiz, Tommaso Poliero, Giovanni Cairoli, Eveline Graf, Darwin G. Caldwell
Published in: IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Issue 3/1, 2018, Page(s) 484-491, ISSN 2377-3766
DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2017.2768119

Soft Smart Garments for Lower Limb Joint Position Analysis

Author(s): Massimo Totaro, Tommaso Poliero, Alessio Mondini, Chiara Lucarotti, Giovanni Cairoli, Jesùs Ortiz, Lucia Beccai
Published in: Sensors, Issue 17/10, 2017, Page(s) 2314, ISSN 1424-8220
DOI: 10.3390/s17102314

Technology Acceptance and User-Centred Design of Assistive Exoskeletons for Older Adults: A Commentary

Author(s): Linda Shore, Valerie Power, Adam de Eyto, Leonard O’Sullivan
Published in: Robotics, Issue 7/1, 2018, Page(s) 3, ISSN 2218-6581
DOI: 10.3390/robotics7010003

The System Integration of Flexible Electronics into a Soft Exoskeleton

Author(s): Bottenberg E, Erkens LM, Hesse J, Brinks GJ
Published in: Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering, Issue s4, 2018, Page(s) -, ISSN 2329-9568
DOI: 10.4172/2329-9568.S4-020

Gait Shear and Plantar Pressure Monitoring: A Non-Invasive OFS Based Solution for e-Health Architectures

Author(s): Cátia Tavares, M. Domingues, Anselmo Frizera-Neto, Tiago Leite, Cátia Leitão, Nélia Alberto, Carlos Marques, Ayman Radwan, Eduardo Rocon, Paulo André, Paulo Antunes
Published in: Sensors, Issue 18/5, 2018, Page(s) 1334, ISSN 1424-8220
DOI: 10.3390/s18051334

Computerized Cuff Pressure Algometry as Guidance for Circumferential Tissue Compression for Wearable Soft Robotic Applications: A Systematic Review

Author(s): Tjaša Kermavnar, Valerie Power, Adam de Eyto, Leonard W. O'Sullivan
Published in: Soft Robotics, Issue 5/1, 2018, Page(s) 1-16, ISSN 2169-5172
DOI: 10.1089/soro.2017.0046

Design and Evaluation of a Soft Assistive Lower Limb Exoskeleton

Author(s): Christian Di Natali, Tommaso Poliero, Matteo Sposito, Eveline Graf, Christoph Bauer, Carole Pauli, Eliza Bottenberg, Adam De Eyto, Leonard O’Sullivan, Andrés F. Hidalgo, Daniel Scherly, Konrad S. Stadler, Darwin G. Caldwell, Jesús Ortiz
Published in: Robotica, 2019, Page(s) 1-21, ISSN 0263-5747
DOI: 10.1017/s0263574719000067

An IMU-to-Body Alignment Method Applied to Human Gait Analysis

Author(s): Laura Vargas-Valencia, Arlindo Elias, Eduardo Rocon, Teodiano Bastos-Filho, Anselmo Frizera
Published in: Sensors, Issue 16/12, 2016, Page(s) 2090, ISSN 1424-8220
DOI: 10.3390/s16122090

Insole optical fiber Bragg grating sensors network for dynamic vertical force monitoring

Author(s): Maria Fátima Domingues, Cátia Tavares, Cátia Leitão, Anselmo Frizera-Neto, Nélia Alberto, Carlos Marques, Ayman Radwan, Jonathan Rodriguez, Octavian Postolache, Eduardo Rocon, Paulo André, Paulo Antunes
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics, Issue 22/9, 2017, Page(s) 091507, ISSN 1083-3668
DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.22.9.091507

Exploring User Requirements for a Lower Body Soft Exoskeleton to Assist Mobility

Author(s): Valerie Power, Leonard O'Sullivan, Adam de Eyto, Samuel Schülein, Corien Nikamp, Christoph Bauer, Jeannette Mueller, Jesús Ortiz
Published in: Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments - PETRA '16, 2016, Page(s) 1-6
DOI: 10.1145/2910674.2935827

XoSoft – Development of a Soft Modular Lower Limb Exoskeleton

Author(s): Jaap Buurke, Corien Nikamp, Chris Baten, Christoph Bauer, Eveline Grav, Samuel Schuelein, Valerie Power, Leonard O’Sullivan, Adam de Eyto, Jesús Ortiz
Published in: Gait & Posture, Issue 57, 2017, Page(s) 274, ISSN 0966-6362
DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.06.413

XoSoft soft exoskeleton monitoring and feedback platform for kinematics, kinetics, behavioral context and control system status

Author(s): Chris T.M. Baten, Wiebe de Vries, Fanny Recher, Wouter Teeuw
Published in: Proceedings of the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics, 2018

Basic functionality of a prototype wearable assistive soft exoskeleton for people with gait impairments a case study

Author(s): Graf, E.S., Bauer, C.M., Power, V., de Eyto, A., Bottenberg, E., Poliero, T., Sposito, M., Scherly, D., Henke, R., Pauli, C., Erkens, L., Brinks, G., O'Sullivan, L., Wirz, M., Stadler, K.S., & Ortiz, J.
Published in: PETRA '18 Proceedings of the 11th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference, Issue PETRA '18 Proceedings of the 11th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference, 2018, Page(s) 202-207
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-3876

Investigating Perceptions Related to Technology Acceptance & Stigma of Wearable Robotic Assistive Devices by Older Adults – Preliminary Findings

Author(s): Shore, L., de Eyto, A., & O’Sullivan, L.
Published in: Proceedings of Design Research Society Conference 2018 (DRS2018), Issue 5, 16, 2018, Page(s) 1919-1937
DOI: 10.21606/dma.2018.477

Optimizing Activity Recognition in Stroke Survivors for Wearable Exoskeletons

Author(s): Fanny Recher, Oresti Banos, Corien D.M. Nikamp, Leendert Schaake, Chris T.M Baten, Jaap H. Buurkc
Published in: 2018 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Biorob), Issue 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Biorob), 2018, Page(s) 173-178
DOI: 10.1109/biorob.2018.8487740

Soft wearable device for lower limb assistance: Assessment of an optimized energy efficient actuation prototype

Author(s): Tommaso Poliero, Christian Di Natali, Matteo Sposito, Jesus Ortiz, Eveline Graf, Carole Pauli, Eliza Bottenberg, Adam De Eyto, Darwin G. Caldwell
Published in: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), 2018, Page(s) 559-564
DOI: 10.1109/robosoft.2018.8405385

XoSoft - A vision for a soft modular lower limb exoskeleton

Author(s): Jesus Ortiz, Eduardo Rocon, Valerie Power, Adam de Eyto, Leonard O’Sullivan, Markus Wirz, Christoph Bauer, Samuel Schülein, Konrad S. Stadler, Barbara Mazzolai, Wouter B. Teeuw, Chris Baten, Corien Nikamp, Jaap Buurke, Freygardur Thorsteinsson, Jeanette Müller
Published in: Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends, Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob201, 2017, Page(s) 83-88
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-46532-6_14

User Centered Design and Usability of Bionic Devices

Author(s): L. W. O’Sullivan, V. Power, A. de Eyto, J. Ortiz
Published in: Coverging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2016), 2017, Page(s) 581-585
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-46669-9_96

A predictive simulation approach suitable for gait control strategies design to be used on lower limbs assistive devices

Author(s): Andres F. Hidalgo Romero, Sergio Lerma-Lara, Eduardo Rocon
Published in: Gait & Posture, Issue 57, 2017, Page(s) 85-86, ISSN 0966-6362
DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.06.302

XoSoft Connected Monitor (XCM) Unsupervised Monitoring and Feedback in Soft Exoskeletons of 3D Kinematics, Kinetics, Behavioral Context and Control System Status

Author(s): Chris T. M. Baten, Wiebe de Vries, Leendert Schaake, Juryt Witteveen, Daniel Scherly, Konrad Stadler, Andres Hidalgo Sanchez, Eduardo Rocon, Danny Plass-Oude Bos, Jeroen Linssen
Published in: Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018, October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy, Issue 22, 2019, Page(s) 391-395
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01887-0_75

Application of a User-Centered Design Approach to the Development of XoSoft – A Lower Body Soft Exoskeleton

Author(s): Valerie Power, Adam de Eyto, Bernard Hartigan, Jesús Ortiz, Leonard W. O’Sullivan
Published in: Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018, October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy, Issue 22, 2019, Page(s) 44-48
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01887-0_9

Towards Embroidered Sensing Technologies for a Lower Limb Soft Exoskeleton

Author(s): M. Totaro, E. Bottenberg, R. Groeneveld, L. Erkens, A. Mondini, G. J. Brinks, L. Beccai
Published in: Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018, October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy, Issue 22, 2019, Page(s) 53-57
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01887-0_11

Exploring user requirements for a lower body soft exoskeleton to assist mobility

Author(s): Power, V., Eyto, A. d., Bauer, C., Nikamp, C., Schulein, S., Muller, J., Ortiz, J. and O'Sullivan, L.
Published in: Wearable Exoskeleton Systems: Design, control and applications, 2018, Page(s) 67-95
DOI: 10.1049/pbce108e_ch4

Preliminary Experimental Study on Variable Stiffness Structures Based on Textile Jamming for Wearable Robotics

Author(s): Ali Sadeghi, Alessio Mondini, Barbara Mazzolai
Published in: Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018, October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy, Issue 22, 2019, Page(s) 49-52
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01887-0_10

An Optimization Approach to Design Control Strategies for Soft Wearable Passive Exoskeletons

Author(s): Andres F. Hidalgo Romero, Eveline Graf, Eduardo Rocon
Published in: Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018, October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy, Issue 22, 2019, Page(s) 525-529
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01887-0_102

XoSoft - Iterative Design of a Modular Soft Lower Limb Exoskeleton

Author(s): Jesús Ortiz, Christian Di Natali, Darwin G. Caldwell
Published in: Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018, October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy, Issue 22, 2019, Page(s) 351-355
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01887-0_67