WeRob2019 – (The International Symposium on Wearable Robotics)

October 16-18, 2019 - RICE University - Houston, Texas

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WeRob - The International Symposium on Wearable Robotics
WeRob - The International Symposium on Wearable Robotics

TIRR MEMORIAL HERMAN Rehabilitation and Research

The International Symposium on Wearable Robotics Conference (WeRob 2019) will be held for the second time in Houston, Texas, USA. Through the sponsorship of TIRR Memorial Hermann, the conference will be held between October 16-18, 2019 in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. In the 2019 edition, WeRob will not only highlight applications in rehabilitation but will also expand the role of wearable robots in promoting healthy aging and safety in the workplace. There will be interactive workshops with engineers, clinicians and end-users to promote collaboration among different disciplines, and a product theater demonstrating the latest in wearable exoskeletons and robots. The Symposium will showcase the expertise of international speakers from academia, government, industry, and rehabilitation centers, as well as the experience and feedback of end-users of robotic devices.

Topic Highlights:

  • Integration of Wearable Robots in Rehabilitation Technology
  • Wearable Robots for Health and Wellness in Aging
  • Future of Work: Maximizing Performance and Safety through Wearable Robots

Date: October 16-18, 2019

Location: RICE University
BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC)
6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005
Auditorium 103

Symposium Agenda

A full schedule of topics will be coming soon and viewable at http://tirr.memorialhermann.org/werob2019/

Proposed WeRob2019 Topics

Plenary Talks

Wearable Robots and Neuroplasticity Wearable Robots in Space
Human-Robot Interface Selective Support of Gait Subtasks in Robot Aided Gait Training
Findings From a Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial of Exosckeletal-Assisted Walking in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury A Pediatric Robotic Exoskeleton for Gait Training
Wearable Exoskeletons in the Workplace Wearable Robots for Health and Wellness in Aging
Exoskeleton for Worker Safety and Performance Augmentation Updates in Wearable Robotics Clinical Research
A Framework for Evaluation of Cognitive Factors for Human-Exoskeleton Performance Exoskeleton Development for Pediatric Neurorehabilitation
Space Applications of Wearable Devices

Session Topics

Motivational Aspects of Exoskeleton Use Updates in Wearable Robotics Clinical Research
Biologically-Inspired Soft Exosuit Pediatric Use of Wearable Exoskeletons
Ethics of Using Wearable Robots in Rehabilitation Human-Machine Interaction
End Users and ADA Bridging Biomechanics, Control Theory, and Human Factors to Advance Wearable Technology
Federal Agencies and Oversight Locomotor Adaption
Overcoming Key Barriers to Workplace Integration: The Science, Design and Evaluation of Spring-Powered Exosuits Building Reliable Advances and Innovation in Neurotechnology (BRAIN)
Texas Coalition: Neurophysiological Considerations in Exoskeletal Design Special Interest Groups
Research Paper Presentations


Poster Viewing Sessions Product Theatre
Exhibitors Wine and Cheese Networking Event


Pricing Information

Discipline Early Bird – By September 15, 2019 Standard – After September 15, 2019
Hospitals/Clinical Centers, Industry, Manufacture, Media, Other for Full Conference $550 $700
Academia, Federal Agencies, Foundations, MD, DO, PhD for Full Conference $450 $600
Fellow, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy for Full Conference $350 $500
End-User for Full Conference
Student/Trainee* (must show current enrollment on official school letterhead) for registration
MHHS Employee (must register with MHHS email) for registration
$250 $400
Any Attendee Conference, One Day Flat Rate $200 $350
Any Attendee Exhibits Only, One Day Flat Rate $150 $200



Last Day to Book: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Hotel: Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District for 169 USD per night


For more information, visit the WeRob2019 website: http://tirr.memorialhermann.org/werob2019/