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Research seminar by Dr. József Kövecses, McGill University, on June 7th

Dr. József Kövecses, head of the Applied Dynamics Group, McGill University, will give a research seminar at ETSEIB on June 7th at 10:30. This seminar is organized by the BIOMEC research group with whom the Canadian professor actively collaborates. Information about the seminar Task and Information Driven Modelling of Mechanical Systems József Kövecses and Albert Peiret Department of Mechanical Engineering and Centre for Intelligent Machines McGill University Montreal, Quebec, Canada Abstract New technologies require modelling approaches that provide interfacing possibilities to various model representations. [...]

2019-06-11T17:32:09+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Biomechanics, News, University|0 Comments

New journal article “Impact of friction and gait parameters on the optimization of series elastic actuators for gait assistance”

Professors Daniel Clos and Josep Maria Font, from the BIOMEC research lab, have published the paper Impact of friction and gait parameters on the optimization of series elastic actuators for gait assistance in the journal Mechanism and Machine Theory. This research has been carried out in collaboration with the Institute for Mechatronic Systems in Mechanical Engineering of TU Darmstadt (Germany), within the frame of the HYBOR project. Highlights Parametric study of the performance of a (clutchable) series elastic actuator. Gait parameters and friction strongly impact [...]

2019-05-06T20:30:47+00:00April 29th, 2019|Journal Article, News, Project|0 Comments

Research seminars by Dr. Hossein Rouhani from University of Alberta organized by the BIOMEC Lab

The week from April 29th to May 3rd Dr. Hossein Rouhani, principal investigator of the Neuromuscular Control & Biomechanics Laboratory at University of Alberta (Canada), will visit the BIOMEC Lab. In the frame of this visit, the researcher will give two seminars: Seminar 1: Kinematics and kinetics assessment of multi-segment spinal column: Estimation and compensation of motion capture errors In-vivo measurement and interpretation of inter-vertebral angles and moments are important for clinical evaluations and developing injury prevention and rehabilitation strategies. Motion assessment of the human [...]

2019-06-09T08:35:58+00:00April 20th, 2019|Biomechanics, News, University|0 Comments

The BIOMEC Lab participates in a pioneering project to introduce exoskeletons to the automotive industry

The use of exoskeletons in automotive industrial production processes can reduce the muscular effort of workers by up to 60%. This figure is derived from a study, driven by the Cluster of the Automotive Industry of Catalonia (CIAC), in a controlled environment with Nissan and Meleghy Automotive workers who have tested exoskeletons in the lower limb area, in maintained positions. In addition to the entities mentioned above, the Biomechanical Engineering Lab (BIOMEC) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UPC, the Catalan Institute of [...]

2019-05-06T20:25:02+00:00February 15th, 2019|Exoskeleton, News, Project, Spinal cord injury, University|0 Comments

BIOMEC receives one of the five OpenSim Outstanding Researcher Award 2017

Josep Maria Font received in October 2017 one of the five “Outstanding Researcher Award”, given by the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation (NCSRR), for the project “Personalized robotic exoskeleton controller design for assisted walking”, in collaboration with Dr. B.J. Fregly (RCNL, Rice University). This award has permitted the BIOMEC Lab to participate in the Advanced Users Workshop organized by OpenSim at Stanford (Palo Alto, California), between the 28th and the 30th of March 2018. It has been a great opportunity to interact with OpenSim [...]

We are hiring, join our team!

Would you like to combine work and study? Are you looking for a motivating Master Thesis? Are you a person with initiative, willing to learn and eager to apply your knowledge for a good purpose? We are hiring, join our team! The ABLE project was selected by the CaixaImpulse Programme 2017 with the support of EIT Health. This project is now under development and the project team is looking for a computer scientist, and mechanical and electronic engineering students to develop the commercial prototype of [...]

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 injuries, created by the Biomechanical Engineering Lab (BIOMEC) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), is one of the 23 biomedical research projects selected in the third edition of the CaixaImpulse Programme, organized by "la Caixa" Foundation and Caixa Capital Risc, to promote the transfer of knowledge in biomedicine to market and society, with the creation of biotechnological companies. Project description Every year, around the world, between 250.000 and [...]

New article of the lab on running gait impact dynamics

One of the research lines of the Biomechanical Engineering Lab at CREB is the study of the foot-ground contact dynamics. The impact of the foot with the ground is a critical event when it is running. The high contact forces developed are the main cause of energy loss during the movement and can lead to different musculoskeletal injuries. There are a number of runners that consider whether it is better to run with forefoot or heel impact. Based on the experimental data obtained in [...]

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 research on Multibody Dynamics has been established in 2017 by Springer and the IFToMM Technical Committee for Multibody Dynamics with the aim of recognizing the outstanding achievements of a young researcher (under 35 years old) at the early stage of their scientific career. The Lagrange award will be given annually to recognize the most successful PhD thesis on Multibody Dynamics over the prior year as judged by the evaluation committee. The winner will receive a 1000 € [...]

2017-12-16T12:03:20+00:00December 16th, 2017|Award, Biomechanics, Conference, Multibody Dynamics, Simulation|0 Comments

BIOMEC researchers at Multibody 2017 and ESB 2017

The Biomechanical Engineering Lab assisted to the 8th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics held in Prague (Czech Republic) from 19th to 22nd June 2017, and to the 23rd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB) in Seville (Spain), from the 2nd to the 5th of July 2017. ECCOMAS Multibody 2017 The ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics is an international meeting, focused on all aspects of multibody dynamics, held once every two years in a European country. This year it was hold [...]

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