25 January 2018 - Opening Wearable Robotics Lab

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Opening wearable robotics laboratory

On 25 januari 2018, the University of Twente and Roessingh Research and Development officially open the brand new Wearable Robotics Laboratory on the campus of the university. The opening will take place on Thursday 25 januari 2018 13:00-17:00 in the Horst building on the campus of the university in Enschede.

WHAT Opening of the new Wearable Robotics lab at the University of Twente

WHEN Thursday 25 January 2018, 13:00-17:00

WHERE Horst Building,  room C101, University of Twente, Enschede 

About the laboratory

Wearable robots can be used to either augment, train, or supplement human motor function. Examples of such robots are exo-skeletons, bionic prostheses, exo-suits, and body worn collaborative robots. Our new lab can be used for development, testing  and evaluation of these wearable robots in a safe, real-life environment.

The wearable robotics lab is a joint effort from the University of Twente and Roessingh Research and Development. It will be part of both the recently founded Twente Robotics program and of the joint Innovation Center for Interaction Robotics (i-Botics) that was recently founded by TNO and the University of Twente. The lab will also be the home for teams that will compete in Cybathlon competitions. The Cybathlon is an international competition for disabled competitors allowed to use bionic assistive technology.


12:30  Registration / coffee and tea 

13:00  Welcome and introductory talk by Prof.dr.ir. Herman van der Kooij (UT)

13:30: Presentation by Prof. dr. Bernhard Graimann (Otto-Bock, lab sponsor)

13:55: Presentation by Angelos Karatsidis, MSc. (Xsens, lab sponsor)

14:20: Presentation by Dr. Jaap Buurke (Roessingh Research and Development)

15:00: Official opening of the lab by rector Prof.dr. Thom Palstra (in Westhorst 219) 

15:30: Drinks and demonstrations of wearable robots

17:00: end of the program

Abstracts and bio's 


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