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Henri Laloyaux
PhD student
Ir. at UCL in 2018
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Main project: Locomotion assistance through active motor primitives
Funding: EPL Assistant
Supervisor(s): Renaud Ronsse

This project is about the development and validation of a new method for assisting human locomotion with robotic devices. It will be based on so-called “motor primitives”, i.e. fundamental units of action which have been identified in the human locomotor apparatus. These primitives will be constrained to be mathematical functions with a limited number of open parameters, therefore optimizing the computational efficiency. Next, the assistance will be designed to be adaptive to the user’s particular gait and status. Finally, some primitives will be specifically developed to support the user’s balance, on top of delivering energy for assisting locomotion. These three objectives will require first theoretical developments, and then experimental validation.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Biomedical engineering
Dynamical and electromechanical systems

Keywords:
control systems
medical device
robotics

Research group(s): MEED

    

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Conference Papers


1. Laloyaux, Henri; Ronsse, Renaud. Extraction of Simple Monophasic Motor Primitives towards Bio-Inspired Locomotion Assistance. In: 2019 IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/218887