ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research

Technological development and usability evaluation of a novel interactive training robot for children with neuromuscular impairments.

Project Members:  Farouk Chrif, Tobias Nef, Kenneth J Hunt

Project Start: 04.03.2015

This PhD project focuses on: (i) the technical development of an interactive leg-press rehabilitation device suitable for children with neuromuscular impairments; (ii) The usability evaluation of the device in term of cardio-rehabilitation (cardiopulmonary exercise testing/training) and neuro-rehabilitation.

Keywords: Rehabilitation robots, paediatric rehabilitation, dynamic leg-press, cardiopulmonary exercise test

Publications:

Chrif, Farouk; Nef, Tobias; Hunt, Kenneth J. (2018). Investigation of cardiopulmonary exercise testing using a dynamic leg press and comparison with a cycle ergometer. BMC sports science, medicine & rehabilitation, 10(5), pp. 1-11. BioMed Central 10.1186/s13102-018-0095-3

Chrif, Farouk; Nef, Tobias; Lungarella, Max; Dravid, Raja; Hunt, Kenneth J. (2017). Control design for a lower-limb paediatric therapy device using linear motor technology. Biomedical signal processing and control, 38, pp. 119-127. Elsevier 10.1016/j.bspc.2017.05.011