In the context of exoskeleton for lower limb rehabilitation, SLEDGE addresses common daily life gestures such as seat to stand and manipulation tasks that require one hand, while using a single crutch with the other limb. In such scenarios, completely different from walking dynamics, shoulder loads could be significant. SLEDGE proposes to transfer shoulders PI in these scenarios for an overall evaluation.
This enables validation of Eurobench framework and demonstrates its flexibility transferring shoulder load evaluation scheme, designed for walking, to different gestures and different scenarios: on one side SLEDGE will enable a validation of Bullet set up beyond design conditions, on the other will validate the interoperability of Eurobench performance indicators on different testbeds.