Date and Time:
Date(s) - 2017/10/05 - 2017/10/08
Type of event:
The Special Session on Neuro-Interfacing Wearable Robots: Current State and Future Steps will be held in the framework of the IEEE SMC 2017’s 7th Workshop on Brain-Machine Interfaces Systems, October 5-8, 2017 in Banff, Canada. SMC2017 is the flagship conference of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.
Wearable robots (WR) are person-oriented devices, usually in the form of exoskeletons, that find applications in the enhancement of intact operators or in clinical environments, e.g. rehabilitation of limbs function in neurologically injured patients. The possibility of using BCI systems to interact with WRs has emerged in the last year as a promising natural interface that can provide a transparent way of interaction for intact operators and may improve the rehabilitation of injured patients. This session proposal aims at contributing to discuss the state of the art on BCI systems for WRs and to analyze the future steps that have to be followed to successful interact with WR. The discussions will highlight particularly issues related to novel solutions to cope with brain-robot interaction for ambulant wearable robots for walking.
Special Session organizers:
- José L. Contreras-Vidal, Laboratory for Noninvasive Brain-Machine Interface Systems University of Houston, USA
- José M. Azorín, Brain-Machine Interface Systems Lab, Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain