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Biomechanical Engineering Lab

Simulating and enhancing human movement

About the Lab

The Biomechanical Engineering Lab (BIOMEC) is a research group of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and one of the seven areas of the Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering (CREB). The mission of the lab is twofold. First, we develop multibody biomechanical models to analyse and simulate the dynamics of human movement, for clinical and sport applications. Secondly, based on the previous models we design personalized robotic devices that enhance human movement and neurorehabilitation.

To accomplish these goals, we have a fully equipped motion analysis laboratory that includes an 18-camera motion capture system, 2 force plates, a 16-channel electromyography (EMG) system, and an in-shoe pressure measurement system. Moreover, we design and build in-house all the developed mechatronic prototypes.

Current research projects focus on the development of hybrid lower limb active orthoses to assist spinal cord injured subjects, as well as on the analysis of human movement to assess the outcomes of clinical interventions and treatments. The group also does research in other fundamental topics of mechanical engineering and robotics. Lab members are mechanical and biomedical engineers that work closely with clinical and industrial partners to translate the developed technologies into products that meet real world needs. The BIOMEC lab actively collaborates with international institutions like McGill University, University of Florida and TU Darmstadt.

Recent News

The ABLE project has been selected to participate in the CaixaImpulse Programme 2017

A robotic lower limb exoskeleton to promote functional walking recovery of patients with spinal cord [...]

New article of the lab on running gait impact dynamics

One of the research lines of the Biomechanical Engineering Lab at CREB is the [...]

Lagrange Award for the best PhD Thesis on Multibody Dynamics

The Springer outstanding PhD thesis prize, also denominated as Lagrange Award for the best PhD [...]

BIOMEC researchers at Multibody 2017 and ESB 2017

The Biomechanical Engineering Lab assisted to the 8th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics [...]

Outreach activities of BIOMEC Lab 2016-2017

Now that the academic year 2016-2017 has finished, it’s time to remember and summarize [...]