WeR1. What should we expect from passive exoskeletons?

Organizers: Maziar Ahamd Sharbafi and Andre Seyfarth (TU Darmstadt) and Greg Sawicki (Georgia Tech)

WeR2. Balance recovery support using wearable robotic devices

Organizers: Edwin van Asseldonk and Cristina Bayón (University of Twente)

WeR3. Active Life with Prosthesis

Organizers: Shintaro Oyama (Nagoya Univ.) and Shingo Shimoda (RIKEN)

WeR4. Legislation, safety and performance: regulatory aspects in wearable robots

Organizers: Jan Veneman (Hocoma AG, Switzerland; MC Chair of COST Action 16116) and Gerdienke Prange / Leendert Schaake (Roessingh Research and Development, The Netherlands)

WeR5. The testing of industrial exoskeletons

Organizers: Michiel de Looze (TNO) and Jawad Massood (CTAG).

WeR6. Evidenced-based Indications/Contraindications for and Potential Benefits of Exoskeletal-Assisted Walking in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury

Organizers: Ann M. Spungen, EdD, Peter Gorman, MD MS, and Gail Forrest, PhD 

WeR7. Neuromechanical Modelling and Control for Wearable Robots: Enhancing Movement after Neuromuscular Injuries

Organizers: Guillaume Durandau and Massimo Sartori (University of Twente)

More information at: https://www.utwente.nl/en/et/be/research/neuro-mech-eng-group/events/Werob2020/

WeR8. Toward Efficient Human-Exoskeleton Symbiosis

Organizers: Juan C. Moreno (Neural Rehabilitation Group. Cajal Institute. Madrid, Spain) and Samer Mohammed (University of Paris-Est Créteil, UPEC, France)

WeR9. Soft wearable robots for health and industry

Organizers: Conor Walsh (SEAS Harvard), Jesús Ortiz (IIT-ADVR) and Richard Nuckols (SEAS Harvard)

WeR10. Musculoskeletal modelling to evaluate and optimize performance of wearable robotic devices
Organizers: Maarten Afschrift, Friedl De Groote, Sam van Rossom

WeR11. Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence applied to Wearable Technologies and Ergonomics

Organizers: Angel Dacal (Factory of the Future Area Responsible, CTAG, Automotive Technology Center of Galicia) and Barbara Andreon (Lead Researcher and Innovation, Wear Health).

WeR12. Exoskeletons in Industry 4.0: open challenges and perspectives

Organizers: Simona Crea, PhD (The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna) and Marco Gazzoni, PhD (Politecnico di Torino).

WeR13. Exoskeletons for military applications

Organizers: Christophe Maufroy, PhD (Fraunhofer IPA, DE) and Dr. Mona Hichert (Fraunhofer FKIE, DE).

WeR14. Application Industrial Exoskeletons

Organizers: Elvira Planas and María Ducun (Mutua Universal, Mugenat, Mutua colaboradora con la Seguridad Social nº 10).

WeR15. Benchmarking Wearable Robots

Organizers: Diego Torricelli, PhD (Spanish National Research Council), Philipp Beckerle (Technische Universitat Dortmund, Germany), Simona Crea (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy), Jan Veneman (Hocoma AG, Switzerland).

WeR16. Small-Medium Enterprises in the Wearable Robotics field: tools and opportunities to create a successful company

Organizers: This special session is organised by WP1 partners of the H2020 INBOTS project. H2020 INBOTS project (INclusive roBOTics for a better Society, www.inbots.eu ) aims at creating a multidisciplinary community that can bring together experts of different fields such as economic, legal and social aspects to debate and create a responsible research in interactive robotics.

Main Contact: Roberto Conti, IUVO S.r.l., INBOTS WP leader.