Ambulatory systems for enhanced human motor control

Peter H. Veltink, Hermie J. Hermens, Chris T.M. Baten, Per Slycke, Dorindo Buma, Henk J. Luinge

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    Abstract

    People with impaired human motor control may be disabled in the performance of daily activities. Their motor control performance may be supported by ambulatory artificial motor control systems that are body-worn and exchange information with the human body. Exchange of information can be achieved at the level of the neural system, muscles activation, interface forces with the environment and body movements. Such motor support systems may not only be relevant in the case of impaired motor control but can also assist healthy people in performing tasks under high loading. This paper describes the general concept of these systems and several examples of applications which are investigated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings 3rd workshop on European Scientific and Industrical Collaboration WESIC 2001, Enschede, the Netherlands
    EditorsJ. van Amerongen, B. Jonker, P. Regtien
    Place of PublicationEnschede, the Netherlands
    PublisherDrebbel Institute for Mechatronics
    Pages445-450
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)90-365-16102
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2001
    Event7th Annual CTIT Workshop on Mobile Communications 2001: Mobile Communications in Perspective - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 8 Feb 20018 Feb 2001
    Conference number: 7

    Workshop

    Workshop7th Annual CTIT Workshop on Mobile Communications 2001
    CountryNetherlands
    CityEnschede
    Period8/02/018/02/01

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