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 [...]

CREB’s FabMeetup about Innovative Bio Technologies

The UPC Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering (CREB) presented ten different projects about Innovative Bio Technologies at FabCafe Barcelona (C/ Bailén, 11) during two FabMeetup sessions, held on February 15th and May 25th. FabMeetups are casual events to meet creative and entrepreneur people, and their objective is to encourage innovation from Barcelona and to promote the creation of new start-ups, products or concepts. Each participant had 5 minutes to explain its idea, concept and to eventually present a prototype. The Biomechanical Engineering Lab (BIOMEC) participated with [...]

Alfons Carnicero and Míriam Febrer awarded at “Diada de l’Enginyer” 2017

Alfons Carnicero and Míriam Febrer, members of the BIOMEC Lab at the Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering (CREB), have won, respectively, the Award to the Best Master's Thesis and a Scholarship for the PhD Thesis given by the Association of Industrial Engineers of Catalonia. These awards were given during the Diada de l'Enginyer 2017. In the photo, you can see the two awardees with the Director of the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB). Alfons Carnicero, graduate student of the Master in Industrial Engineering (with Biomedical specialization) at ETSEIB, was [...]

2017-11-29T17:32:02+00:00June 16th, 2017|Award, Biomechanics, CREB, Master's thesis, PhD thesis|0 Comments

Evaluation of gait symmetry in paediatric patients with hemiparesis

Belén Hidalgo presented her Master’s thesis entitled “Gait kinematics and symmetry in patients with hemiparesis using an audio feedback device” on December 16th at University of Zaragoza. The work corresponds to the Master’s Program in Biomedical Engineering from that university, and has been carried out during Belén’s 6-month stay at the Biomechanical Engineering Lab (BIOMEC). The project has been developed in collaboration with Sant Joan de Déu - Barcelona Children's Hospital (HSJD) and the company Draco Systems. The clinical staff, from the Department of Rehabilitation and Physical [...]

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 [...]