The softpro project: Synergy-based open-source technologies for prosthetics and rehabilitation

Cristina Piazza, Manuel G. Catalano, Matteo Bianchi, Emiliano Ricciardi, Domenico Prattichizzo, Sami Haddadin, Andreas R. Luft, Olivier Lambercy, Roger Gassert, Eike Jakubowitz, Herman van der Kooij, Frederick Tonis, Fabio Bonomo, Benjamin de Jonge, Tomas Ward, Kristin D. Zhao, Marco Santello, Antonio Bicchi

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Abstract

Robotics-enabled technologies for assistive and rehabilitative applications have gained an increasing attention, both in academic and industrial research settings, as a promising solution for human sensory-motor system recovery. However, many constraints remain that limit their effective employment in everyday-life, mainly related to cost, usability and users’ acceptance. The Softpro project proposes to completely reverse such paradigm, starting from the analysis of the needs from patients and the careful investigation of the sensory-motor human behaviour, capitalizing on the framework of synergistic control and soft robotics. The final goal is to study and design simple, effective and affordable soft synergy-based robotic technologies for the upper limb, such as new prostheses, exoskeletons, and assistive devices which can be useful and accessible to a wide audience of users. To pursue such an ambitious objective, SoftPro has put together research groups who laid the neuroscientific and technological fundamentals underpinning the project approach, a net of international collaborations and numerous and qualified industrial partners, which is expected to produce a strong impact on both research and innovation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018, October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy
EditorsMaria Chiara Carrozza, Silvestro Micera, José L. Pons
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages370-374
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-01887-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-01886-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob 2018 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 16 Oct 201820 Oct 2018
Conference number: 4
http://www.werob2018.org/

Publication series

NameBiosystems & Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer
Volume22
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

Conference

Conference4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob 2018
Abbreviated titleWeRob
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period16/10/1820/10/18
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Patient rehabilitation
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Piazza, C., Catalano, M. G., Bianchi, M., Ricciardi, E., Prattichizzo, D., Haddadin, S., ... Bicchi, A. (2019). The softpro project: Synergy-based open-source technologies for prosthetics and rehabilitation. In M. C. Carrozza, S. Micera, & J. L. Pons (Eds.), Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018, October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy (pp. 370-374). (Biosystems & Biorobotics; Vol. 22). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01887-0_71
Piazza, Cristina ; Catalano, Manuel G. ; Bianchi, Matteo ; Ricciardi, Emiliano ; Prattichizzo, Domenico ; Haddadin, Sami ; Luft, Andreas R. ; Lambercy, Olivier ; Gassert, Roger ; Jakubowitz, Eike ; van der Kooij, Herman ; Tonis, Frederick ; Bonomo, Fabio ; de Jonge, Benjamin ; Ward, Tomas ; Zhao, Kristin D. ; Santello, Marco ; Bicchi, Antonio. / The softpro project : Synergy-based open-source technologies for prosthetics and rehabilitation. Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018, October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy. editor / Maria Chiara Carrozza ; Silvestro Micera ; José L. Pons. Cham : Springer, 2019. pp. 370-374 (Biosystems & Biorobotics).
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Piazza C, Catalano MG, Bianchi M, Ricciardi E, Prattichizzo D, Haddadin S et al. The softpro project: Synergy-based open-source technologies for prosthetics and rehabilitation. In Carrozza MC, Micera S, Pons JL, editors, Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2018, October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy. Cham: Springer. 2019. p. 370-374. (Biosystems & Biorobotics). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01887-0_71