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Safe robotic Arm for Flexible Rehabilitation therapy

Robots will play an increasingly important role in rehabilitation in the future, as rehabilitation robots can provide frequent and repetitive training as well as ergonomic working conditions for the therapist. New rehabilitation strategies are needed to improve the functional outcomes of robotic therapy. Thanks to th KUKA Innovation Award, the team from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and imec can address these challenges by using the KUKA LBR Med in combination with a soft sensorized physical interface. Using integrated multimodal sensors, the team is able to add additional layers of safety and comfort and capture user intention to develop more flexible rehabilitation robots.KUKA

TEAM

Primary Reearcher 

ir. Kevin Patrice Langlois 

Researchers

ir. Joris De Winter
Prof. Dr. ir. Bram Vanderborght 
Prof. Dr. ir. Tom Verstraeten 
Prof. Dr. Eva Swinnen
Prof. Dr. David Beckwée 

FUNDING 

KUKA