Lower limb exoskeletons in Latin-America

Antonio J. del-Ama*, Jose M. Azorín, Jose L Pons, Anselmo Frizera, Thomaz Rodrigues, Ángel Gil-Agudo, Javier O. Roa, Juan C. Moreno

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Abstract

This article surveys the main lower limb exoskeletons developed, or under development, in Latin-America, under the REASISTE Ibero American Network. There are several groups working in this field, which approaches and results are comparable to those reported by other groups in Europe or North America (ALLOR, CPWalker, BioMot, Kinesis and CHIEF exoskeletons), the overall activity in this field is comparatively limited. Moreover, we have noticed a lack of clinical experimentation, which further prevents the advancement of the filed in Latin-America. The specific conditions of the healthcare systems, as well as the differences among cultures may yield valuable information towards the rethinking of the design of the exoskeletons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages206-209
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Publication series

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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del-Ama, A. J., Azorín, J. M., Pons, J. L., Frizera, A., Rodrigues, T., Gil-Agudo, Á., Roa, J. O., & Moreno, J. C. (2019). Lower limb exoskeletons in Latin-America. In Biosystems and Biorobotics (pp. 206-209). (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 22). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01887-0_40