Organised by Leuven.Inc in cooperation with imec and Leuven-MTC.
The ageing or mobility-challenged citizen needs assistance to keep up with activities of daily living and to participate actively in tomorrow’s society. This will put an ever increasing burden on the financial resources of society and on the human resources of the care sector unless well-designed assistive technology can increase the self-reliance of the citizen and free care givers of time-consuming tasks, enabling them to focus on high value personalized interaction.
In this visionary seminar, Key Enabling Technologies will be highlighted: mechatronics for assistive robotics and wearable exoskeletons, 3D printing for personalized exoskeletons and rehabilitation devices, integration of rehabilitation practices and human movement sciences with advanced robotics. Organizational, financial and safety implications will be integrated in the presentations. Finally, an overview of ongoing applied and industrial research will give a preview of the next generation of exoskeletons, prosthetics and orthotics.
|Date:||Thursday 2 October 2014|
|Location:||imec CAF -1A, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Heverlee
Parking at the overflow parking (via Gaston Geenslaan, 3001 Heverlee)
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|16h30:||Welcome by Leuven.Inc and Jos Vander Sloten, Biomechanics section of KU Leuven, chairman of L-MTC and Chairman of the programme|
|16h40:||Assistive robotics in rehabilitation anno 2014
Carlotte Kiekens, Dr., Head of Clinic, Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine UZ Leuven Campus Pellenberg
|17h30:||The use of Additive Manufacturing (3DPrinting) for personalised exoskeletons
Bart Van der Schueren, Vice President Industrial Production Materialise
|17h50:||Challenges in the design of wearable exoskeletons
Dirk Lefeber, Prof., Head of the Robotics and Multibody Mechanics Research Group VUB
|18h40:||Future developments in assistive robotics: where advanced robotics and human movement sciences meet
Joris De Schutter, Prof. Mechanical Engineering KU Leuven
|19h00:||The next-generation of exoskeletons, orthotics and prosthetics
Louis Peeraer, Prof. Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences KU Leuven
|19h30:||Demo of an assistive robotics device|
|20h10:||Drinks and snacks|
The interventions will be held in English.
Abstracts of the presentations can be found further down this page.
|135 euro (excl. VAT): members of Leuven.Inc - 175 euro (excl. VAT): all others
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Assistive robotics in rehabilitation anno 2014 – Carlotte Kiekens
The use of Additive Manufacturing (3DPrinting) for personalised exoskeletons – Bart Van der Schueren
Challenges in the design of wearable exoskeletons – Dirk Lefeber
Future developments in assistive robotics: where advanced robotics and human movement sciences meet – Joris De Schutter
The next-generation of exoskeletons, orthotics and prosthetics - Louis Peeraer
Image: copyright Ekso Bionics