Sense to eXion: Raising awareness and deploying wearable sensors and exoskeletons to prevent physical strain In Enterprises: Development of a matchmaking tool Thomas More Kempen
Sense to eXion is a TETRA project in which we help companies to prevent physical overload of their employees. We focus on awareness on the one hand and on wearable technology such as exoskeletons, preventive orthoses and sensors on the other.
The main goal is to raise awareness in companies about physical overloading in the workplace. In doing so, we teach them how to use smart sensors and ...
Enhancing the capabilities of current exoskeletons by the implementation of a decentralized actuation system in combination with self-aligning mechanisms Vrije Universiteit Brussel
ANIMATE - Active and seNsorized Interfaces for coMfort and sAfeTy within Exoskeletons Vrije Universiteit Brussel
promising results for humankind. From therapeutic benefits to
assisting our labor forces, global interest in this technology keeps
rising. However, reports on adverse events related to soft tissue
injuries, as well as discomfort associated with wearing these devices,
are impeding the transfusion of the technology throughout our
society. Furthermore, the range ...
ACCELERATE adoption of EXOSKELETONS for construction and manufacturing applications in the North Sea Region KU Leuven
The overall objective of EXSKALLERATE is to accelerate the adoption of exoskeletons into construction and industrial manufacturing SMEs, where heavy physical work leads to severe health issues, and thereby, strengthen SME competitiveness in the North Sea Region.
Interreg project EXSKALLERATE: ACCELERATE adoption of EXOSKELETONS for construction and manufacturing applications in the North Sea Region Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Optimization and physiological application of a powered ankle-foot exoskeleton: an experimental study of the muscular determinants of sustaines locomotion. Ghent University
The first part of this project aims to optimize a powered ankle-foot-exoskeleton such that the highest possible reduction in metabolic cost during walking is obtained. The outcome could be transferred towards the development of assistive devices for clinical populations. The second goal is to use the exoskeleton as a tool for identifying localised muscular determinants of fatigue during fast walking.
Unraveling the bacterial exoskeleton: functional and structural characterisation of the B. anthracis S-layer Vrije Universiteit Brussel
surface of many Bacteria and nearly all Archaea. They are amongst
the most abundant biopolymers on Earth, yet they have largely
remained a biological enigma.
Recently, developing and applying Slayer disrupting nanobodies (NbsDS) as new bio-tools to control Slayer polymerization, I provided the first evidence for an exoskeletal
role of the S-layer ...
Hand exoskeleton dexterity achieved by shared control with a semi-invasive brain-computer interface KU Leuven
Objective. Successful developments in brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) have led to increased expectations to restore skilled finger movements in patients suffering from temporary, progressive, or accidental paralysis. Recent studies have demonstrated that individual finger movements can be accurately decoded from electrocorticography (ECoG) recordings, with electrodes placed on the cortical convexity, to control a hand prosthetic. However, ...
The main goal of this work is to develop a control framework to enable actuated lower-limb exoskeletons to assist persons with voluntary motion capabilities in daily life. To ensure the person remains in charge of the motions, model-based controllers first need to compensate the exoskeleton dynamics. This model-based controller required three main steps. First, model-based control demands for a good dynamic model of the exoskeleton. To obtain ...