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Sophie Heins
PhD student
Ir. at UCL in 2013
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Main project: Bio-inspired neural control for a new generation of transfemoral prostheses
Funding: EU project (CYBERLEGs++)
Supervisor(s): Renaud Ronsse

Designing mechanical devices to restore natural locomotion for transfemoral amputees still raises many challenges. One of them is the development of an efficient control strategy for the prosthesis active joints, with the objective of making it flexible and intuitive to use. The aim of the PhD thesis is to develop a bio-inspired controller for a new generation of transfemoral prostheses, the CYBERLEGs prosthesis, for level-ground walking and for other locomotion tasks. The controller is based on three fundamental neuro-mechanical principles that were observed in healthy humans: motor primitives, local reflexes and postural support. This work also involves the investigation of the optimal combination of these bio-inspired strategies.


IMMC main research direction(s):
Biomedical engineering

Keywords:
biomechanics
medical device
robotics

Research group(s): MEED
Collaborations: External supervisor: Dirk Lefeber (VUB)

    

Recent publications

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Journal Articles


1. Dehem, Stéphanie; Montedoro, Vincenza; Edwards, Martin Gareth; Detrembleur, Christine; Stoquart, Gaëtan; Renders, Anne; Heins, Sophie; Bruno, Dehez; Lejeune, Thierry. Development of a robotic upper limb assessment to configure a serious game. In: NeuroRehabilitation, Vol. 44, no.2, p. 263-274 (2019). doi:10.3233/nre-182525. xxx

2. Heins, Sophie; Flynn, Louis; Geeroms, Joost; Lefeber, Dirk; Ronsse, Renaud. Torque control of an active elastic transfemoral prosthesis via quasi-static modelling. In: Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 107, p. 100-115 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.robot.2018.05.015. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/199538

3. Heins, Sophie; Dehem, Stéphanie; Montedoro, Vincenza; Stoquart, Gaëtan; Edwards, Martin; Dehez, Bruno; Rocca, Francois; De Deken, Pierre-Henri; Mancas, Matei; Lejeune, Thierry. Robotic-assisted serious gamefor motor and cognitive post-stroke rehabilitation. In: Robotic-assisted serious game for motor and cognitive post-stroke rehabilitation, p. 1-8. doi:10.1109/SeGAH.2017.7939262. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/186314

4. Dehem, Stéphanie; Stoquart, Gaëtan; Montedoro, Vincenza; Edwards, Martin; Heins, Sophie; Dehez, Bruno; Lejeune, Thierry. L’apport de nouvelles technologies dans la rééducation motrice et cognitive des patients cérébro-lésés. In: Louvain médical, Vol. 136, no. 2, p. 99-101 (2017). http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/183890


Conference Papers


1. Heins, Sophie; Flynn, Louis; Geeroms, Joost; Lefeber, Dirk; Ronsse, Renaud. Quasi-Static Modelling of a Redundant Knee Prosthesis. In: 2018 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Biorob), IEEE, 2018, 978-1-5386-8183-1. doi:10.1109/biorob.2018.8487632. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/204146

2. Heins, Sophie; Dehem, Stéphanie; Montedoro, Vincenza; Rocca, François; de Deken, Pierre-Henri; Edwards, Martin; Dehez, Bruno; Mancas, Matei; Stoquart, Gaëtan; Lejeune, Thierry. Robotic-assisted Serious Game For Motor And Cognitive Post-stroke Rehabilitation. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/184160

3. Dehem, Stéphanie; Edwards, Martin; Montedoro, Vincenza; Detrembleur, Christine; Stoquart, Gaëtan; Renders, Anne; Galinski, Daniel; Sapin, Julien; Vanderwegen, Martin; Heins, Sophie; Clarinval, Charlotte; Frognet, Cécile; Brouwers, Isaline; Lejeune, Thierry. Assessment of upper limb motor impairments in children with cerebral palsy using a rehabilitation robot and serious game exercise. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/184161

4. Montedoro, Vincenza; Alsamour, Marie; Dehem, Stéphanie; Lejeune, Thierry; Stoquart, Gaëtan; Galinski, Daniel; Dehez, Bruno; Heins, Sophie; Edwards, Martin. Hemineglect assessment and rehabilitation using a robotic serious game. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/184162

5. Dehem, Stéphanie; Edwards, Martin; Montedoro, Vincenza; Detrembleur, Christine; Stoquart, Gaëtan; Renders, Anne; Galinski, Daniel; Sapin, Julien; Vanderwegen, Martin; Heins, Sophie; Clarinval, Charlotte; Frognet, Cécile; Brouwers, Isaline; Lejeune, Thierry. Validation de tâches d’évaluation de la motricité du membre supérieur à l’aide d’un robot de rééducation chez des enfants sains. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/177286

6. Dehem, Stéphanie; Edwards, Martin; Montedoro, Vincenza; Detrembleur, Christine; Stoquart, Gaëtan; Renders, Anne; Galinski, Daniel; Sapin, Julien; Vanderwegen, Martin; Heins, Sophie; Clarinval, Charlotte; Frognet, Cécile; Brouwers, Isaline; LEJEUNE, Thierry. Validation of an assessment protocol for upper limb impairments using a rehabilitation robot in healthy children and children with cerebral palsy. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/177289