Concepts for the support of the affected human motor system.
The human motor system consists of a sensory system, a controller (the central nervous system), an actuation system and a mechanical system (skeleton and passive tissues). In people with neuromuscular disorders parts of the motor system do not function adequately. The goal of the course Biomechatronics is to present concepts for the support of the affected human motor system.|
The following topics will be addressed: description of the human motor system as a controlled dynamic system; dynamic system description of the physiological sensory system; physiological motor control; impairments of the human motor system and resulting disabilities and handicaps; artificaial motor control for supporting the impaired motor system; orthoses and prostheses; artificial sensors and derivation of information from physiological sensors; artificial actuation; user interface; examples of support systems for human motor control.
The course Biomechatronics presents concepts for the support of the motor control function in persons with neuromuscular disorders. Topics include: clinical need, models and selection of actuation, sensor fusion, interaction control and stability, human machine interfaces, wearable exoskeletons, prosthesis, and rehabilitation robotics.
After this course the student is:
- Able to derive, simulate and analyse stability and performance of models of biomechatronic (sub)systems and human machine interaction;
- Able to critically interpret and discuss with peers the literature of biomechatronics.
- To apply the critical elements in human robot interactions, both in terms of engineering and human factors and use these to evaluate and design safe and efficient biomechatronic systems