Robotics and Prosthesis
In this research track we do care about studying the animal and human locomotions to understand it's natural gait cycles and that will help us to develop a new prothesis that can support the amputees. Image processing, direct and inverse kinematic are very important to develop our robotics solutions for medical and industrial applications.
Prosthetic hand acts as a tool that enables the amputee to do and perform daily tasks. In the ARAtronics Research Center we are developing the current passive prosthesis with improvement of functionality utilizing robotic technology.
Part of the research in the ARAtronics Center is the design, fabrication, and control of a mechanical exoskeleton wearable devices; for example the exoskeleton glove which can act as a sensor and also as an actuator to force a specific sensation. The glove is able to sense: Hand orientation, finger position and force as well as being actuatable. These devices could be compact in design and comfortable for the end user giving the feedback in a natural way.