The PowerSensor project, funded by STW, is a collaboration between two research groups: Biomedical Signals and Systems (BSS) and Transducer Science and Technology (TST). In addition several user parties are involved (Xsens, Sensata, Philips, TNO, Roessingh R&D, VU Amsterdam).
The specific objectives are:
The physical interaction between the human body and the environment is involved in many situations, e.g. sports rehabilitation and ergonomics. In all of these cases, this dynamic interaction is to be optimized or improved. For this purpose, it is essential to assess this interaction quantitatively in terms of force and movement at the interface. Next the power transfer, work performed and effective dynamics of both the human body and the environment during the performance of functional tasks in the environment can be estimated.
Different algorithms will be developed in order to accomplish the objectives:
A combination of inertial and magnetic sensors will be used for the estimation of hand / finger kinematics. In parallel to algorithm development, sensing hardware and a suitable glove system will be designed.
From Neural Circuit Behaviour to Human Sensory-Motor Function
Peter H. Veltink: Sensing and Control of Human Movement
Remco Wiegerink (TST)
Miko Elwenspoek (TST)
Robert Brookhuis (TST)