Biomechatronics focuses on the design of assistive devices (prosthetics, orthotics, neurostimulation) to enhance neuromuscular control. Deficiencies in neuromuscular control are diagnosed using system identification and neuromusculoskeletal modelling techniques. Extensive knowledge of human neuromuscular control is used for optimizing human-machine control.
Our vision is to keep the human in control where needed, through optimization of the control opportunities of the human by focussing on provided feedback and on the properties of the control input devices.
Delft Biorobotics Lab (DBL)We investigate safe and efficient robotic systems that dynamically interact with humans, such as prosthetic legs, robotic arms, or active rehabilitation environments. To enable these applications, we develop new types of compliant actuation principles and cooperative control algorithms.
Stienen, dr.ir. A.H.A. (Arno)
Biomechatronics & Human-machine Control