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If you would like to carry out a Studies on Mechatronics project in our group, please contact the assistant working on, or closest to, the research topic you are interested in.

Project Descriptions

Apr 19, 2017

Development of Impedance Controller for the VariLeg Exoskeleton

VariLeg is an exoskeleton designed to enable paraplegics to walk over natural terrain and everyday obstacles. After training intensively for multiple months, the VariLeg team and one of their two paraplegic pilots successfully participated in the Cybathlon 2016.

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Apr 19, 2017

Internship Opportunity in the VariLeg exoskeleton project (unpaid)

VariLeg is an exoskeleton designed to enable paraplegics to walk over natural terrain and everyday obstacles. After training intensively for multiple months, the VariLeg team and one of their two paraplegic pilots successfully participated in the Cybathlon 2016.

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Mar 30, 2017

Technology based assessment of upper limb function during the rehabilitation of neurological patients

The Virtual Peg Insertion Test (VPIT) is a novel tool to measure upper limb function to provide additional quantitative information during the rehabilitation of neurological patients.

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Mar 7, 2017

Development of virtual reality exercises for the training of cooperative hand movements

This project aims to develop a new Virtual Reality therapy exercise for the Hand Spindle robot. The exercise will be focused on bimanual movements.

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Jan 29, 2017

Analysis of leg muscle activity during undisturbed and disturbed walking

A device called the ETH Knee Perturbator has been developed at the RELab. It can induce knee joint perturbations during walking. Measurements of muscle activity while wearing the device and during perturbations offers useful insight in muscle recruitment when gait is disturbed.

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Jan 29, 2017

Experimental Human Knee Joint Impedance Estimation

Variable impedance actuators are used in many gait assistive devices. However, the unimpaired human knee joint impedance is unknown. This project will improve an existing actuated knee brace, and use it to estimate the joint's impedance throughout the gait cycle.

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Jan 29, 2017

Maintaining balance after trips: role of movement patterns

Humans use stereotypical movement patterns to recover from trips during walking, but how we choose which pattern to use is poorly understood. The goal of this project is to determine whether single or multiple responses are necessary to ensure balance recovery after trips in a model of human gait.

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Jan 18, 2017

Software development for assessments of sensorimotor function in neurological patients

Software and graphical user interface will be developed for a robotic assessment of sensorimotor function in neurological patients.

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Jan 3, 2017

Novel tool to assess and train tactile localization in neurological patients

Tactile localization can be affected after stroke. The ReHaptic Glove was developed for the assessment and therapy of tactile localization deficits on the hand. The objective of this project is to create normative models of healthy performance, which can be used to quantify deficts in patients.

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Aug 1, 2016

Novel tool to assess upper limb function in neurological patients

The Virtual Peg Insertion Test (VPIT) is a novel tool to measure upper limb function combining haptic feedback, virtual reality and an instrumented handle that records grasping force. The objective of this project is to establish and systematically evaluate performance metrics collected on the VPIT.

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Your Own Project Ideas?

It is always possible to find a project for motivated students with innovative ideas in the fields of rehabilitation, assistive and healthcare technology as well as haptics and motor learning. Please contact us if you would like to pursue a project which is not on the list above.

 
 
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