NEUROLAB: A MULTIMODAL NETWORKED EXOSKELETON FOR NEUROMOTOR AND BIOMECHANICAL RESEARCH

A. F. Ruiz, E. Rocon, F. Brunetti, L. Bueno, J. C. Moreno, J. L. Pons

Abstract

NeuroLab refers to an experimental platform designed to enhance studies in human movement and neuromotor control. The platform comprises a robotic exoskeleton and some other stand-alone devices. All of these components have communication capabilities integrated in hardware and can work cooperatively taking advantage of a networked architecture. A set of experiments have been conducted with NeuroLab. The objective of the trials was to use mechanical perturbations to identify the viscous-elastic properties in human elbow joint and to correlate such mechanical impedance with the electromyographic information of muscles associated to the joint, during a postural task and in a rest position. In each condition, a pseudo-random torque perturbation was applied directly to the arm and to the forearm by mean of an upper limb powered exoskeleton. The angular kinematics (velocity and position), kinetics (torque) and the muscular activation patterns (EMG) in the two main muscles (biceps and triceps brachii) intervening in the elbow flexion-extension movement were recorded.

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F. Ruiz A., Rocon E., Brunetti F., Bueno L., C. Moreno J. and L. Pons J. (2008). NEUROLAB: A MULTIMODAL NETWORKED EXOSKELETON FOR NEUROMOTOR AND BIOMECHANICAL RESEARCH . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111- 17-3, pages 68-73. DOI: 10.5220/0001049400680073


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices08,
author={A. F. Ruiz and E. Rocon and F. Brunetti and L. Bueno and J. C. Moreno and J. L. Pons},
title={NEUROLAB: A MULTIMODAL NETWORKED EXOSKELETON FOR NEUROMOTOR AND BIOMECHANICAL RESEARCH},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={68-73},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001049400680073},
isbn={978-989-8111- 17-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - NEUROLAB: A MULTIMODAL NETWORKED EXOSKELETON FOR NEUROMOTOR AND BIOMECHANICAL RESEARCH
SN - 978-989-8111- 17-3
AU - F. Ruiz A.
AU - Rocon E.
AU - Brunetti F.
AU - Bueno L.
AU - C. Moreno J.
AU - L. Pons J.
PY - 2008
SP - 68
EP - 73
DO - 10.5220/0001049400680073