Biomechatronics

Biomechatronics is an applied interdisciplinary science that aims to integrate mechanical elements, electronics and parts of biological organisms. (Wikipedia.org)






Conferences related to Biomechatronics

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2020 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invitedsessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering.Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and postersessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE


2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s biggest conference and one of the leading international forums for robotics researchers to present their work.


2020 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)

The scope of the 2020 IEEE/ASME AIM includes the following topics: Actuators, Automotive Systems, Bioengineering, Data Storage Systems, Electronic Packaging, Fault Diagnosis, Human-Machine Interfaces, Industry Applications, Information Technology, Intelligent Systems, Machine Vision, Manufacturing, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, Micro/Nano Technology, Modeling and Design, System Identification and Adaptive Control, Motion Control, Vibration and Noise Control, Neural and Fuzzy Control, Opto-Electronic Systems, Optomechatronics, Prototyping, Real-Time and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation, Robotics, Sensors, System Integration, Transportation Systems, Smart Materials and Structures, Energy Harvesting and other frontier fields.


2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

One of the flagship conferences for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)


IECON 2020 - 46th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

IECON is focusing on industrial and manufacturing theory and applications of electronics, controls, communications, instrumentation and computational intelligence.



Periodicals related to Biomechatronics

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Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

Broad coverage of concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences applied in biology and medicine, ranging from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications.


Lightwave Technology, Journal of

All aspects of optical guided-wave science, technology, and engineering in the areas of fiber and cable technologies; active and passive guided-wave componentry (light sources, detectors, repeaters, switches, fiber sensors, etc.); integrated optics and optoelectronics; systems and subsystems; new applications; and unique field trials.


Mechatronics, IEEE/ASME Transactions on

Synergetic integration of mechanical engineering with electronic and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacture of industrial products and processes. (4) (IEEE Guide for Authors) A primary purpose is to have an aarchival publication which will encompass both theory and practice. Papers will be published which disclose significant new knowledge needed to implement intelligent mechatronics systems, from analysis and ...


Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on

Imaging methods applied to living organisms with emphasis on innovative approaches that use emerging technologies supported by rigorous physical and mathematical analysis and quantitative evaluation of performance.


Nanobioscience, IEEE Transactions on

Basic and applied papers dealing both with engineering, physics, chemistry, and computer science and with biology and medicine with respect to bio-molecules and cells. The content of acceptable papers ranges from practical/clinical/environmental applications to formalized mathematical theory. TAB #73-June 2001. (Original name-IEEE Transactions on Molecular Cellular and Tissue Engineering). T-NB publishes basic and applied research papers dealing with the study ...



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Xplore Articles related to Biomechatronics

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Multisensor Nonlinear Fusion Methods Based on Adaptive Ensemble Fifth-Degree Iterated Cubature Information Filter for Biomechatronics

IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, 2016

Performance of the Kalman filter (KF) is degraded when dealing with nonlinear dynamic systems. For a kind of nonlinear biomechatronics system, a fifth- degree ensemble iterated cubature square-root information filter (EsFICIF), which can effectively improve estimation performance, is proposed by combing many estimation schemes. Moreover, the associated multisensor fusion is deeply studied based on this proposed nonlinear filter in this ...


Biomechatronics: how much biology does the engineer need?

Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, 2004., 2004

Biomechatronics is the development and optimization of mechatronic systems using biological and medical knowledge. This strategy may be exemplified by bionically inspired robotics: identification of biological principles and their transfer into technical solutions extends the engineer's toolbox. This modified kind of constructive thinking needs an adapted foundation in academic education.


Biomechatronics design of a robotic arm for rehabilitation

2017 International Conference on Engineering Technology and Technopreneurship (ICE2T), 2017

Rehabilitation is an important process to restore muscle strength and joint's range of motion. This paper proposes a biomechatronic design of a robotic arm that is able to mimic the natural movement of the human shoulder, elbow and wrist joint. In a preliminary experiment, a subject was asked to perform four different arm movements using the developed robotic arm for ...


Concept of a modular climbing robot

2009 IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics & Applications, 2009

Climbing is a current challenge in robotics. Observation of vertebrate climbing proves, that in arboreal environment like on flat ground locomotion is carried out as well by the trunk as by the limbs. Thus to elucidate one extreme a trunk-driven concept was chosen as base for our design process. Often climbing robots are highly specialized machines. They only are able ...


Analysis of the Course of Displacements of the Center of Mass While Using a Chair with a Spherical Base

2018 International Conference BIOMDLORE, 2018

BACKGROUND: An increase in the occurrence of spine problems has resulted in the necessity to analyze the activities which have the highest impact on the condition of the motor organ. One of such activities is sitting, which takes up approximately 44% of our day. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to determine course of displacements of the BCoM (center ...



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  • Multisensor Nonlinear Fusion Methods Based on Adaptive Ensemble Fifth-Degree Iterated Cubature Information Filter for Biomechatronics

    Performance of the Kalman filter (KF) is degraded when dealing with nonlinear dynamic systems. For a kind of nonlinear biomechatronics system, a fifth- degree ensemble iterated cubature square-root information filter (EsFICIF), which can effectively improve estimation performance, is proposed by combing many estimation schemes. Moreover, the associated multisensor fusion is deeply studied based on this proposed nonlinear filter in this paper. That is, four classic nonlinear fusion methods, which include augmented measurements fusion, weighted measurements fusion, sequential filtering fusion, and distributed filtering fusion, are compared on estimation performance. The motivation of this paper is to extend the work on estimation performance comparison of nonlinear fusion methods based on the conventional extended KF and to validate some basic conclusions existed in the traditional linear data fusion theory based on the proposed EsFICIF. The estimation accuracies of the four nonlinear fusion methods are compared and the exchanging property of measurements update order is also discussed. It is observed that, when the measurement properties are identical, the estimation accuracies of augmented measurements fusion, weighted measurements fusion, and distributed feedback fusion are equivalent, while the sequential filtering fusion does not hold. Furthermore, the exchanging property of the measurements update order of the sequential filtering fusion can no longer be guaranteed. These results further show some basic conclusions existed in linear fusion theory are no longer valid for nonlinear systems and the conclusions based on the EKF are still available for more complex nonlinear filters. Finally, numerical examples are provided to validate the results given in this paper.

  • Biomechatronics: how much biology does the engineer need?

    Biomechatronics is the development and optimization of mechatronic systems using biological and medical knowledge. This strategy may be exemplified by bionically inspired robotics: identification of biological principles and their transfer into technical solutions extends the engineer's toolbox. This modified kind of constructive thinking needs an adapted foundation in academic education.

  • Biomechatronics design of a robotic arm for rehabilitation

    Rehabilitation is an important process to restore muscle strength and joint's range of motion. This paper proposes a biomechatronic design of a robotic arm that is able to mimic the natural movement of the human shoulder, elbow and wrist joint. In a preliminary experiment, a subject was asked to perform four different arm movements using the developed robotic arm for a period of two weeks. The experimental results were recorded and can be plotted into graphical results using Matlab. Based on the results, the robotic arm shows encouraging effect by increasing the performance of rehabilitation process. This is proven when the result in degree value are accurate when being compared with the flexion of both shoulder and elbow joints. This project can give advantages on research if the input parameter needed in the flexion of elbow and wrist.

  • Concept of a modular climbing robot

    Climbing is a current challenge in robotics. Observation of vertebrate climbing proves, that in arboreal environment like on flat ground locomotion is carried out as well by the trunk as by the limbs. Thus to elucidate one extreme a trunk-driven concept was chosen as base for our design process. Often climbing robots are highly specialized machines. They only are able to move on one or two different substrates. And they often are expensive solutions, built for a special application. The climbing robot we report about is designed as a modular system. The modular idea influences all developmental areas of a mechatronic system - the mechanical, the electronic as well as the software part. By using different modules, the robot is capable to climb on different substrates made of a wide variety of materials. The mechanical demands of climbing are strong and rule the design. Substrate contact has to be established and broken actively. A sensor concept was developed, which allows for choosing relevant sensor ranges, depending on the desired type of control. The configuration described in this paper is composed of only two different module types. Due to the features of these modules, the robot is capable to climb on pipe-like structures. The speed of the robot depends on the gait chosen.

  • Analysis of the Course of Displacements of the Center of Mass While Using a Chair with a Spherical Base

    BACKGROUND: An increase in the occurrence of spine problems has resulted in the necessity to analyze the activities which have the highest impact on the condition of the motor organ. One of such activities is sitting, which takes up approximately 44% of our day. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to determine course of displacements of the BCoM (center of body mass), the HCoM (center of head mass) and the PCoM (center of pelvis mass) while using a chair with a spherical base and normal chair. METHODS: A group of 8 men participated in the tests. Each of the people declared that they had not suffered from any conditions related to the motion system nor from any balance disorders. RESULTS: On the basis of body kinematics tests with the use of a motion capture system, the following parameters have been determined: the course of BCoM, the course of displacements of the HCoM, and the course of displacement of the PCoM. CONCLUSIONS: The results depict an increase in the displacements of the HCoM in relation to the PCoM while using chairs of spherical base. There is also an increase of displacements in the BCoM.

  • Design of an agonist-antagonist active knee prosthesis

    The majority of commercial prosthetic knees are passive in nature and therefore cannot replicate the positive mechanical work exhibited by the natural human knee in early and late stance. In contrast to traditional purely dissipative prosthetic knees, we propose a biomimetic active agonist- antagonist structure designed to reproduce both positive and negative work phases of the natural joint while using series elasticity to minimize net energy consumption. We present the design and physical implementation of the active knee prosthesis prototype.

  • Design of a lower limb exoskeleton for experimental research on gait control

    This paper presents the design of a modular lower limb exoskeleton intended for gait control research. The design requirements for this project will be presented as well as the solutions proposed to fulfill the purpose of the exoskeleton. More precisely, the exoskeleton will be used to measure the pseudo-impedance of the knee and ankle at specific instants during gait, such as heel strike and toe-off. It is intended to use these parameters in the control of powered prostheses, robotic exoskeletons or other devices working in parallel with the human body. In this work the details of the design of an innovative exoskeleton based on the modular concept is presented. The exoskeleton has two modes of operation (active and passive) that can be selectively applied to the knee or the ankle joints. The mechanical modularity can be easily extended to incorporate a hip joint. The design of the control strategy to measure the human pseudo-impedance will also be introduced. Finally, the preliminary tests using the exoskeleton in the passive mode including EMG will be presented.

  • Exoskeleton application to assist learning of a coincident timing motor task of the arm using passive mechanical perturbations

    One of the key aspects in exoskeleton design for neurological rehabilitation is related to the definition of a certain dynamics that improves or accelerates the learning of a desired movement or a rehabilitation process. In order to assess the process of learning or adaptation of a coincident timing task, we have used an exoskeleton-based experiment applying different dynamics. The experimental task consisted of intercepting a moving virtual target displayed on the screen. The interception area was defined simultaneously in a virtual and a real environment. The real target was marked on a table, in such a way that the subject wearing the elbow exoskeleton could reach the target by performing an elbow flexion. The task goal was to position the hand over a marker placed on the table at the same time as the virtual object ascended to the virtual interception area on the computer screen. Hand motion data were acquired by an inertial sensor (VN-100, VectorNAv) attached to the subject's hand while electromyography (EMG, FreeEMG, BTS) was used to record the activity of the following muscles: biceps brachii, triceps brachii and brachioradialis to assess muscle response. Our research focused on the percentage of correct responses and the tendency of correct responses. We also monitored smoothness of the movement and correlated our observations with EMG activities. The preliminary results indicate that the addition of a mechanical predictable load improves the learning rate.

  • Guest Editorial to the Special Letters Issue on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics—BioRob

    The nine papers in this special issue focus on biomedical robotics and biomechatronics.

  • Biomechatronics is not just biomimetics

    The idea of biomechatronics is based on the observation, that for mechatronic as well as for living systems a high degree of functional integration is characteristic. This allows biomimetic approaches without logical constraints. On the other hand, modularization is a major strength of mechatronics, while in life sciences “module” is a functional abstraction (e.g. the columns in the visual cortices of brains) with mostly diffuse structural boundaries. In practice, those contradictions turn out to be only of theoretical relevance, since biomechatronics is a strategy to gain better technical solutions, which has to be evaluated by its results, it is no ideology. For bio-robotics, the biomimetic principles of intensive use of compliance and of massive under- actuation may well be embodied in modular structures, providing integrated functions.



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