We defined the required biomechanical output variables and their accuracy for the sensory feedback system. In addition, we identified the set of sensors that best fits this requirement while optimizing feasibility under realistic working conditions.
Coordinator of SPEXOR.
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Work at JSI related to SPEXOR was presented in a newspaper blog Robots tailored for humans published in Slovenian national daily newspaper Delo.
At the end of the first year of SPEXOR, the consortium met at Heidelberg University, Germany on February 13-14, 2017.
In December 2016 we formalized the conceptual design based on the specifications from the requirements workshop. Over the last months, OBG and VUA had an intensive exchange about the used biomechanical models to consider the latest scientific approaches for the monitoring system. We now started with the implementation of the monitoring system.
The team at UHEI developed a dynamic model of the human body. Together with the team at VUA we collected the movement and ground reaction forces of a human subject performing a series of everyday activities. We later used this data to build a multi-body dynamic model of the subject that included detailed models of […]
Based on the meeting between JSI, UHEI and VUA in Amsterdam in October 2016 we formulated a high-level control architecture of the spinal exoskeleton. The architecture will be implemented as a multi-layered system with reactive and model based controllers to meet the necessary ergonomic requirements for LBP prevention and treatment.
Spexor and five other European research projects (AXO-SUIT, BALANCE, MovAiD, Robo-Mate, Symbitron) met in Amsterdam on November 28 to discuss advancements in exoskeleton technology in order to create synergies and generate new ideas for further developments and common implementation of results. The event was organized by Common Exploitation Booster, a support service for facilitating exploitation […]
We co-organized two workshops at the 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016) that were held in Daejeon, Korea during October 9-14, 2016: Joint Workshop on Wearable Robotics and Assistive Devices Human-Robot Collaboration: Towards Co-Adaptive Learning Through Semi-Autonomy and Shared Control
Based on the Requirements Workshop in Duderstadt, six core requirements of the SPEXOR technology were specified to accommodate considerations regarding the etiology of low-back pain and the biomechanics of the human spine during manual materials handling tasks.
The SPEXOR consortium met at Requirements Workshop organized by Otto Bock Healthcare GmbH on May 9-10 in Duderstadt, Germany.