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BIOMECHANICS, MOTION CONTROL AND TECHNICALLY ASSISTED REHABILITATION

 

 

Project team:

Staff

room

phone:

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e-mail

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979 6467

kiriazov@imbm.bas.bg

104

979 6378

gergana@imbm.bas.bg

432

979 6485

stefan@imbm.bas.bg

120

979 6409

michaela@imbm.bas.bg

410

979 6468

radosveta@imbm.bas.bg

Nikolay Zlatov (University of Cardiff - UK)

PhD Students

Dessislava Samuilova Despotova

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979 6427

despotova85@imbm.bas.bg

 

People with movement disorders due to traumas, amputation, or neurological diseases need efficient and effective rehabilitation. At first, patients have to be provided with possibly the best, but affordable in price, technically assistive devices. Second, the rehabilitation therapies have to optimally restore their physical and neuropsychological state. In general, it means defining and solving challenging optimization problems that may have various formulations with various practical cases. For that, it is indispensable to develop and apply efficient approaches based on new scientific concepts and underlying principles from biomechanics, robotics, neurophysiology, optimal control theory, and motor learning. The research and development in the proposed project have the following directions:

  1. Applying 16-segment, 3D mathematical model of human body for the purposes of motion control, rehabilitation, and optimization (in sport)

  2. Developing laboratory models of orthoses and other technically assistive devices for upper and lower limbs

  3. Gait analysis and recommendations for efficient physical and neurological rehabilitation of people with various movement disorders

 

 

Partial financial support from Project EUCogII: 2nd European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics (Feb. 2009 - Jan. 2012)

http://www.eucognition.org/index.php?page=contact-information


Modified date:17-02-2016