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SRAlab-CRB Collaboration Wins Best Medical Robotics Paper Award at ICRA 2024

ICRA 2024 awards ceremony. SRAlab and CRB collaborative research was awarded the Best Paper in Medical Robotics.

A collaboration between the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and the Center for Robotics and Biosystems was honored with the Best Paper Award in Medical Robotics at the 2024 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Yokohama, Japan. "Exoskeleton-Mediated Physical Human-Human Interaction for a Sit-to-Stand Rehabilitation Task" was co-authored by Lorenzo Vianello, Emek Baris Kucuktabak, Matthew Short, Clement Lhoste, Lorenzo Amato, Kevin Lynch, and Jose Pons. The paper was selected for the award from six finalists after Vianello's presentation at ICRA. The paper introduces a method to help therapists train patients with motor disabilities in this important activity of daily living. The therapist and the patient each wears a lower-body exoskeleton, allowing the therapist to provide customized assistance to the patient while receiving physical feedback from the patient. The preprint of the paper can be found here.

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