The 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2019) was held on November 4th - 8th in The Venetian Macao, Macau, China. Our ROAR lab and its collaborators presented the two papers listed below.
ROAR lab publishes the first human subject results from an active upper body support for wheelchair users
People with severe neuromuscular trunk impairment cannot maintain or control upright posture of the upper body in sitting while reaching. Passive orthoses only support the torso without facilitating trunk movement. We introduce a novel active-assistive torso brace called Wheelchair Robot for Active Postural Support (WRAPS).