RESEARCH PROJECT

HUMBIOS

Interpretation of the human intention and performance through biomedical signals and analysis of kinematic and dynamic motion.

 
 

This project focuses on the work of interpreting the information provided by the user (surgeon in the surgical environment and patient / therapist in rehabilitation setting.) The main work of this subproject is based on:

a)  The interpretation of kinematic and dynamic information of the human intention and performance. To accomplish this goal, software modules will be developed to extend the features of already known packages as OpenSim from SimTK.org. These studies are directly applicable to other sub-projects that participate in this request.

b)  The interpretation of human intention and action through biomedical signals and their use as actuators to produce biofeedback. It is proposed to work on the selection and integration of biomedical signals in a new intelligent bio-cooperative controller capable of improving human-machine interaction. These studies are directly applicable to other sub-projects.

c)  The development of a demonstrator of the benefits of the cooperative controller for a rehabilitation setting. The objective is to evaluate the benefits of including the patient in the control loop from the point of view of the patient's motivation. With this aim, the experimental protocol will be defined first, and then an extensive validation in healthy subjects will be carried out, in order to evaluate and compare the performance of a robotic system for an upper limb of 2 planar degrees freedom. Finally, the opinion of physiotherapists and users on the level satisfaction with the use of the prototypes will be evaluated with questionnaires. The responses will be reviewed in a report of improvements that will include the comments from surveys.

 

Description

Reference: DPI2011-29660-C04-04

Financial Entity: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Spain).

Main Researcher: Nicolas Garcia Aracil