The SoftPro Wearable System for Grasp Compensation in Stroke Patients

L. Franco*, M. Tschiersky, G. Wolterink, F. Barontini, M. Poggiani, M. Catalano, G. Grioli, M. Bianchi, A. Bicchi, S. Rossi, D. Prattichizzo, G. Salvietti

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This extended abstract presents a wearable system for assistance that is a combination of different technologies including sensing, haptics, orthotics and robotics. The result is a device that, by compensating for force deficiencies, helps lifting the forearm and thanks to a robotic supernumerary finger improves the grasping ability of an impaired hand. A pilot study involving three post-stroke patients was conducted to test the effectiveness of the device to assist in performing activities of daily living (ADLs), confirming its usefulness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2020, and of WearRAcon Europe 2020, October 13–16, 2020
EditorsJuan C. Moreno, Jawad Masood, Urs Schneider, Christophe Maufroy, Jose L. Pons
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-69547-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-69546-0, 978-3-030-69549-1
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print/First online - 2 Jul 2021
Event5th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob 2020 - Virtual conference
Duration: 13 Oct 202016 Oct 2020
Conference number: 5

Publication series

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


Conference5th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob 2020
Abbreviated titleWeRob 2020
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