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Benchmarking wearable robots: challenges and recommendations from functional, user experience, and methodological perspectives

Torricelli, Diego ; Rodriguez-Guerrero, Carlos ; Veneman, Jan F. ; Crea, Simona ; Briem, Kristin ; Lenggenhager, Bigna ; Beckerle, Philipp (2020)
Benchmarking wearable robots: challenges and recommendations from functional, user experience, and methodological perspectives.
In: Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 7
doi: 10.3389/frobt.2020.561774
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Abstract

Wearable robots (WRs) are increasingly moving out of the labs toward real-world applications. In order for WRs to be effectively and widely adopted by end-users, a common benchmarking framework needs to be established. In this article, we outline the perspectives that in our opinion are the main determinants of this endeavor, and exemplify the complex landscape into three areas. The first perspective is related to quantifying the technical performance of the device and the physical impact of the device on the user. The second one refers to the understanding of the user's perceptual, emotional, and cognitive experience of (and with) the technology. The third one proposes a strategic path for a global benchmarking methodology, composed by reproducible experimental procedures representing real-life conditions. We hope that this paper can enable developers, researchers, clinicians and end-users to efficiently identify the most promising directions for validating their technology and drive future research efforts in the short and medium term.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2020
Creators: Torricelli, Diego ; Rodriguez-Guerrero, Carlos ; Veneman, Jan F. ; Crea, Simona ; Briem, Kristin ; Lenggenhager, Bigna ; Beckerle, Philipp
Type of entry: Bibliographie
Title: Benchmarking wearable robots: challenges and recommendations from functional, user experience, and methodological perspectives
Language: English
Date: 13 November 2020
Place of Publication: Lausanne
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Journal or Publication Title: Frontiers in Robotics and AI
Volume of the journal: 7
Collation: 7 Seiten
DOI: 10.3389/frobt.2020.561774
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Wearable robots (WRs) are increasingly moving out of the labs toward real-world applications. In order for WRs to be effectively and widely adopted by end-users, a common benchmarking framework needs to be established. In this article, we outline the perspectives that in our opinion are the main determinants of this endeavor, and exemplify the complex landscape into three areas. The first perspective is related to quantifying the technical performance of the device and the physical impact of the device on the user. The second one refers to the understanding of the user's perceptual, emotional, and cognitive experience of (and with) the technology. The third one proposes a strategic path for a global benchmarking methodology, composed by reproducible experimental procedures representing real-life conditions. We hope that this paper can enable developers, researchers, clinicians and end-users to efficiently identify the most promising directions for validating their technology and drive future research efforts in the short and medium term.

Uncontrolled Keywords: benchmarking, wearable robots, function, user experience, methodology
Identification Number: Artikel-ID: 561774
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This article is part of the Research Topic: Interfacing Humans and Machines for Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices

Classification DDC: 100 Philosophy and psychology > 150 Psychology
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 610 Medicine and health
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering and machine engineering
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 621.3 Electrical engineering, electronics
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Institute for Mechatronic Systems in Mechanical Engineering (IMS)
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