Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Work Progress

2013

  • Literature review: Balance after robot-assisted gait training in stroke patients
  • Data analysis BS3 (kinematics and EMG) + writing articles

2012

  • Construction of a bilateral lower body exoskeleton
  • Sensing and control of pelvis actuation and body-weight supporting structure
  • Design of integrated control hardware and real-time system
  • Design of high performant force sensors for pelvis actuation
  • Assessment of cortical activity and kinematics inside an assist-as-needed actuator (LOKOMAT)
  • Data analysis BS1 and 2 (kinematics and EMG)
  • Study BS3: Kinematics and EMG of the trunk during robot-assisted walking in healthy participants

2011

  • Design of a bilateral lower body exoskeleton
  • Design and construction of pelvis actuation and body-weight supporting structure
  • Design of integrated control hardware
  • Assessment of cortical activity inside an actuator with adaptable compliance (KNEXO)
  • Literature review: Effectiveness of treadmill training in persons with Multiple Sclerosis
  • Data analysis BS1 and 2 (kinematics and EMG)

2010

  • Design of a bilateral lower body exoskeleton
  • Performance evaluation and assessment of human-robot interaction of KNEXO in impaired subjects
  • Feasibility study of measuring electroencephalography during treadmill walking
  • Body-weight support study in unimpaired-subjects
  • Literature review: EMG of the trunk muscles
  • Study BS1B: Kinematics and EMG of the trunk during walking with different velocities in older healthy participants
  • Study BS2A and B: Kinematics and EMG of the trunk during walking on a treadmill with different levels of body weight support in persons with multiple sclerosis and healthy participants

2009

  • Performance evaluation and assessment of human-robot interaction of KNEXO in unimpaired subjects
  • Trunk balance study in unimpaired subjects
  • Biomechanical study of the ankle foot complex
  • Design and evaluation of a proof-of-concept MACCEPA powered exoskeleton joint
  • Literature review: Effectiveness of robot-assisted gait in spinal cord injuried patients
  • Study BS1A: Kinematics and EMG of the trunk during walking with different velocities in young healthy participants

2008

  • Design and construction of KNEXO, a knee exoskeleton powered by pleated pneumatic artificial muscles (PPAMs)
  • Feasibility and conceptual design study of a compliant bilateral lower body exoskeleton
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