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Methods for estimating synaptic potentials in human muscular system
Organisers: Kemal S. Türker, Gizem Yilmaz, Gorkem Ozyurt, Betilay Topkara and B.Selen Senocak, Koç University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
Extraction of information from high-density EMG: recent developments and perspectives
Organisers: Dario Farina, Imperial College London and Ales Holobar, University of Maribor
Wearable Technologies – Challenges & Advances
Organisers: Brian Caulfield, University College Dublin
The early years of wearable sensing research were focused on developing our capability to sense human performance and generate data, and we are now well into the next phase of this field – developing our capacity to process and analyze the resultant data and use it in meaningful applications in health, wellness and sport. This work is associated with a number of important challenges; understanding the optimal strategies for sensing target data in an unobtrusive manner, extracting accurate biomechanical and physiological variables for the signals, turning this into actionable information that can effect the desired effect in different application contexts, and enhancing the human-machine experience. In this workshop we will bring together researchers from many different fields to present the different challenges and ongoing efforts to address them in leading research centres.
Talks will address topics such as:
- Selecting the right sensors for the job.
- Classification of human performance using wearables
- From sensing to behaviour change
- Actigraphy – moving beyond step counts
- From sensing to actuation – interfacing with robotics
- Remote monitoring in chronic disease
How good is my robot? The increasing importance of benchmarking in wearable robotics research
Organisers: Diego Torricelli, Jan Veneman, Jose Luis Pons, Cajal Institute Spanish National Research Council
- Methods and protocols to test human and human-like locomotion performance in unstructured environments
- Equipment and test beds to allow replicability of benchmarking protocols across labs
- Simulation and modelling approaches to measure human-robot interactions
- Creation and use of databases to quantify human and robot performance in complex environments
- Testing safety of wearable robots
- Testing physiological and subjective impact of robotic use
This workshop will explore and discuss the main challenges behind robotic benchmarking as a follow-up of previous discussions workshops at WeRob2014, ICORR 2015, and WeRob2016, ICORR2017 conferences. The workshop is promoted by the H2020 Project EUROBENCH and supported by the benchmarking bipedal locomotion hub (www.benchmarkinglocomotion.org) and the COST Action CA16116 “Wearable Robots for Augmentation, Assistance or Substitution of Human Motor Functions” http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA16116.
Surface EMG alive – an update of the current lines of application in real life settings
Organisers: Catherine Disselhorst Klug, Aachan University and Karen Sogaard , University of Southern Denmark
Muscles move you! Their coordinated activation is the basis for human movement and is initiated and controlled by the Central Nervous System. Impaired muscular activation is not only related to poor movement performance, but it often causes pain, disability, and consequently a diminished quality of life. To preserve and to restore movement performance and to reduce pain and disability is a major social challenge today and technologies enabling more effective treatment have gained high importance. Surface-Electromyography (sEMG) technologies allow the pain-free assessment of muscular activation, but to take the application from the laboratory setting into everyday life is a major challenge. This crucial step can only be taken if sEMG achieves sufficient usability and high acceptance by the end-users. The challenge is to identify, adjust or develop sEMG tools, signal processing strategies, and application procedures enabling sEMG to meet the expectations of physicians, therapists, and the needs of the patients
The workshop will give an update of the current lines of sEMG application in real life settings. By implementing an open-innovation strategy, it aims to create and link interfaces between engineers and researchers in life sciences as well as between developers and end-users.
Developing a subject-specific tri-dimensional model of human muscles, from experimental anatomical and physiological data
Organisers: Leonardo Gizzi, Oliver Röhrle, Ekin Altan, Okan Avci, Filiz Ates, University of Stuttgart, Germany