A New Design for the BirthSIM Simulator to Improve Realism

Herzig, Nicolas ;   Moreau, Richard ;   Redarce, Tanneguy

Tags Design and development of robots for human-robot interactionHaptic interfacesHuman machine interfaces and robotics applications

This paper presents a new design of the BirthSIM simulator. Its goal is to help obstetricians and midwives to train and improve their skills...

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Design of a Knee Joint Mechanism that Adapts to Individual Physiology

Kuan, Jiun-Yih ;   Pasch, Kenneth ;   Herr, Hugh

Tags Wearable robotic systems: orthoticsHuman machine interfaces and robotics applicationsNew technologies and methodologies in medical robotics and biomechanics

This paper describes the design of a new knee joint mechanism, called the Adaptive Coupling Joint (ACJ). The new mechanism has an adaptive...

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Haptic Fmri : Accurately Estimating Neural Responses in Motor, Pre-Motor, and Somatosensory Cortex During Complex Motor Tasks

Menon, Samir ;   Yu, Michelle ;   Kay, Kendrick ;   Khatib, Oussama

Tags Haptic interfacesNeural control of movement and robotics applicationsNew technologies and methodologies in human movement analysis

Haptics combined with functional magnetic resonance imaging (Haptic fMRI) can non-invasively study how the human brain coordinates movement...

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Haptic fMRI : Using Classification to Quantify Task-Correlated Noise during Goal-Directed Reaching Motions

Menon, Samir ;   Quigley, Paul ;   Yu, Michelle ;   Khatib, Oussama

Tags Haptic interfacesNeural-robotic interfacesNew technologies and methodologies in medical robotics and biomechanics

Neuroimaging artifacts in haptic functional magnetic resonance imaging (Haptic fMRI) experiments have the potential to induce spurious fMRI...

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Mapping Stiffness Perception in the Brain with an Fmri-Compatible Particle-Jamming Haptic Interface

Menon, Samir ;   Stanley, Andrew ;   Zhu, Jack ;   Okamura, Allison ;   Khatib, Oussama

Tags Haptic interfacesTactile displays and perceptionNew technologies and methodologies in medical robotics and biomechanics

We demonstrate reliable neural responses to changes in haptic stiffness perception using a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)...

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Multiple-Input/Single-Output Identification of the Dynamic Relation between EMG and Torque at the Human Ankle During Isometric Contractions

Guarin, Diego Luis ;   Kearney, Robert Edward

Tags Dynamics in musculoskeletal biomechanicsModeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanics

Generation of torque around a joint usually involves the activation of several agonist muscles and may also involve the co-activation of...

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