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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

Jun 6, 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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Jun 6, 2017

How does perturbing the knee modify kinematic variability and dynamic stability during walking?

Although humans are very good at maintaining balance while walking, how it is achieved is poorly understood. Our goal is to better understand dynamic balance control by describing responses to perturbations to the gait pattern, for example, by locking the knee joint during swing phase. In this project, you will assess the effects of knee locking on kinematic variability as well as dynamic stabi ...

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Jun 5, 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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Jun 5, 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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May 18, 2017

Research Internship: fMRI - Neurofeedback – Food Reward

Can people learn to down-regulate their own brain activity that reflects wanting appetizing foods? We are looking into this question with the help of real-time fMRI neurofeedback. We hope that this change in activity will subsequently change a subject’s appetite.

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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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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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