Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Not specified
Title: Exploring user requirements for a lower body soft exoskeleton to assist mobility
Authors: Power, Valerie
de Eyto, Adam
Bauer, Christoph
Nikamp, Corien
Schülein, Samuel
Müller, Jeanette
Ortiz, Jésus
O'Sullivan, Leonard
DOI: 10.1049/PBCE108E_ch4
Published in: Wearable exoskeleton systems : design, control and applications
Pages: 67
Pages to: 95
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution: The Institution of Engineering and Technology
ISBN: 978-1-78561-303-6
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 620: Engineering
Abstract: Understanding the requirements of potential users is crucial to the successful design of wearable exoskeleton systems. Considering user requirements throughout the design process optimises the likelihood of user uptake and facilitates adherence to the use of wearable systems. This chapter describes the application of a user-centred design approach to the development of a soft lower body assistive exoskeleton for individuals with mild to moderate mobility impairment. Examples of the identification and characterisation of user groups, the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods to explore user requirements, and the implications of user requirements for soft exoskeleton technologies are presented.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Health Professions
Organisational Unit: Institute of Physiotherapy (IPT)
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