A wearable robot helps people regain and strengthen their movements. The robot replaces or improves a body function that has suffered damage, or it is a training tool to get people to move again. In this way, they can also illuminate the tasks of therapists. After a stroke or spinal cord injury, for example, robots can help standing and walking. But robots can also help people who overload their bodies structurally – a major cause of absenteeism. Another application of wearable robotics is remote cooperation, ‘tele-presence’: the movements of the wearer are remotely translated into movements of, for example, a robot arm.