XoSoft follows a user centered design strategy achieved by involving primary, secondary and tertiary end users as participatory stakeholders in the design and development process. Preliminary findings of the interviews with the different users groups are presented in this paper.
Advanced textiles and smart materials are being developed to create sensing, variable stiffness joints and flexible tactile sensors. Control will be through biomimetics to identify the user’s motion and intention and to determine and provide the appropriate level of assistance. Connected health connectivity and analysis will enable the wearer and their clinicians/therapist to review activity information. The concept will be tested extensively in the lab, and subject to trials in clinical settings and home environments.
|Title of host publication||Wearable Robotics|
|Subtitle of host publication||Challenges and Trends|
|Editors||José González-Vargas, Jaime Ibáñez, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal, Herman van der Kooij, José Luis Pons|
|Place of Publication||Cham, Switzerland|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Oct 2016|
|Event||2nd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob 2016 - La Granja, Spain|
Duration: 18 Oct 2016 → 21 Oct 2016
Conference number: 2
|Name||Biosystems & Biorobotics|
|Conference||2nd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob 2016|
|Period||18/10/16 → 21/10/16|