This project aims to define the state of the art and make a detailed market analysis in esoskeleton devices research. Rapid increase of the use of robotic systems in biomedical field strongly motivates towards the studies related to robotic motility. The technical and engineering aspects are studied, in order to identify the innovation character in hardware and software devices. Particular attention is pointed on the evaluation of new human-machine interfaces able to process biological signals finalized to a more intuitive and natural employment of robotic systems, and on the study of modern neuro-rehabilitation robotics paradigms, in order to apply to disabled subjects motility the principles derived from healthy subjects studies.
Clinical aspects are also evaluated, with the aim to identify issues related to the use of devices in public and private hospitals, as well as for a possible domestic use.