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Wearable Robotics Symposium 2019

Welcome to the International Symposium on Wearable Robotics (WeRob2019)

Dear Colleagues:

We invite you to join us for the 2019 International Symposium on Wearable Robotics (WeRob2019). This year, we will focus on the integration of wearable robotics in rehabilitation technology, wearable robotics for health and wellness in aging and the future of workplace: maximizing performance and safety through wearable robotics. As in the previous meetings, researchers and innovators from all around the world will discuss novel approaches, challenges and potential opportunities for robotic technologies to be used in rehabilitation.

There will be interactive workshops with engineers, clinicians and end-users to promote collaboration among different disciplines. A product theater will be demonstrating the latest in wearable exoskeletons robots.

We look forward to welcoming you to Houston, home of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center and TIRR Memorial Hermann, one of the leading rehabilitation facilities in the world.


Co-chairs, WeRob2019

Gerard E. Francisco, MD

Francisco WeRobChief Medical Officer and Director of NeuroRecovery Research Center TIRR Memorial Hermann
Chair & Professor of PM&R, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) McGovern Medical School

Marcie K. O'Malley, PhD

Marcie O'MalleyDirector of Rehabilitation Engineering at TIRR Memorial Hermann
Stanley C. Moore Professor of Mechanical Engineering of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and of Computer Science Director of the Mechatronics and Haptic Interfaces Lab Special Advisor to the Provost on Education and Research Initiative for Collaborative Health (ENRICH) Rice University, Houston, TX, USA

Jose L. Contreras-Vidal, PhD

Jose Contreras VidalHugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguised Professor
Director, NSFI/UCRC BRAIN University of Houston Site Director, Noninvasive Brain-Machine Interface Systems Lab
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering University of Houston

José L. Pons, PhD

Jose Luis PonsScientific Chair, Legs + Walking Lab
Shirley Ryan Ability Lab