Yearly Archives: 2016

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Focal vibration device for the rehabilitation of patients with SCI

Alfons Carnicero, Master’s student of the Biomechanical Engineering Lab (BIOMEC), defended his Master’s thesis “Development of a vibrating device to enhance gait in patients with incomplete spinal cord injuries” on October 26th at ETSEIB (UPC) achieving the maximum grade. His work was carried out at Institut Guttmann, a worldwide leading neurorehabilitation hospital from Badalona, as part of the hospital’s research line on non-invasive stimulation. The device applies mechanical vibrations to specific lower limb muscles to activate the skeletal and neuromuscular systems, which might improve functional [...]

Two papers presented at the Meeting of the ESB Spanish Chapter

On October 24th and 25th, the VI Meeting of the Spanish Chapter of the European Society in Biomechanics (ESB) took place in the School of Industrial Engineering of the University of Extremadura in Badajoz. The Biomechanical Engineering Lab (BIOMEC) presented two papers and chaired a session. Míriam Febrer presented a pilot study in collaboration with Sant Joan de Déu Hospital that addresses if the use of an auditory feedback device can improve the gait pattern of paediatric patients with hemiparesis. Josep Maria Font presented the [...]

BIOMEC participated in ICNR 2016 and WeRob 2016 in Segovia

Members of the Biomechanical Engineering Lab (BIOMEC) attended the 3rd International Conference on Neurorehabilitation (ICNR 2016) and the 2nd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics (WeRob 2016), held in La Granja de San Ildefonso (Segovia) from October 18th to 21st, 2016. ICNR was focused in current state-of-the-art and future trends in neural rehabilitation, while WeRob addressed novel approaches in technology for wearable robots in the clinical field. The Lab presented the last work developed in the framework of the HYBOR project, funded by MINECO. The photo on the left [...]

2017-11-29T17:32:03+00:00November 27th, 2016|Conference, Conference Paper, Exoskeleton, General, News, Simulation|2 Comments

BIOMEC researchers attended the Cybathlon Symposium in Zürich

On October 6th, Josep Maria Font and Florian Stuhlenmiller attended the Cybathlon Symposium in Zürich. That symposium brought together leading experts and young researchers that presented recent technological advances within the six disciplines of the Cybathlon: Brain-Computer Interfaces, Functional Electrical Stimulation, Powered Arm Prosthetics, Powered Leg Prosthetics, Powered Exoskeletons and Powered Wheelchairs. This symposium featured six keynotes by leading researchers and short presentations by young talents. A roundtable discussion involving end-users, patient and industry representatives, and an ethics researcher closed the event and highlighted opportunities and challenges in [...]

2017-11-29T17:32:03+00:00November 5th, 2016|Conference, Design, Exoskeleton, News|0 Comments

CREB fellows visited the BIOMEC Lab

On September 29th the Biomechanical Engineering Lab received the fellow members from other divisions of the UPC Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering, with the aim of showing them the work done at the lab. The event started with Josep Maria Font introducing the BIOMEC group, along with the past and current projects developed by the team. He was then followed by Rosa Pàmies, who gave a tutorial about dynamic analysis and simulation of human movement. She gave an overall view on inverse and forward dynamic [...]

2017-11-29T17:32:03+00:00October 14th, 2016|CREB, News|0 Comments

Lab alumni Joan Lobo-Prat defended his PhD thesis

Joan Lobo Prat, former Master's student and current external collaborator of the Biomechanical Engineering Lab, defended his PhD thesis on September 9th, 2016 at the University of Twente. At the end of the defense, the examination committee decided to grant him the degree of Doctor Cum Laude. Flextension Project The work that Joan carried out during his PhD was part of the Flextension project, which had as a goal the development of a wearable arm exoskeleton for people with muscular weakness, in particular for people [...]

2017-11-29T17:32:03+00:00September 30th, 2016|Exoskeleton, News, PhD thesis|0 Comments

New book on Multibody Dynamics edited by Springer

The prestigious editorial Springer has recently released the book Multibody Dynamics. Computational Methods and Applications, edited by Josep M. Font-Llagunes. Each book chapter contains a revised and extended version of a paper that was presented at the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics 2015 held in the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, on June 29 - July 2, 2015. The conference was organized by the Biomechanical Engineering Lab (BIOMEC) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona, and brought together 360 participants from [...]

2017-11-29T17:32:03+00:00August 30th, 2016|Book, Multibody Dynamics|0 Comments