Publication update, June 2023
Our paper on How the cost function central nervous system minimizes for walking varies with walking speed is accepted in IEEE RA-Letters. This is an inverse optimal control study.
Two of our FYDP teams Phanes and TrainPro are finalist for Norman Esch competition Award.
A big Congratulation to Dr. Milad Nazarahari for starting his new role as Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta.
Our new work on cuffless blood pressure estimation during moderate and high intensity activity has been accepted in IEEE Journal of Biomedical Health Informatics.
Link to the paper can be found here.
Congratulation Rezvan Nasiri and Hannah Dinovitzer on winning one of
the best poster awards
of RehabWeek 2022!!
A new funding was secured which enables
us to perform exciting research on upper limbs, a collaborative work between our lab and Kinesiology Department at the University of Waterloo.
More updates to come!
Nirosh Manohara joined the lab as a new co-op student.
Welcome to the lab, Nirosh!
Nirosh Manohara received the NSERC USRA scholarship.
Jai Parajapati joined the lab as a new URA.
Welcome to the lab, Jai!
Two papers got accepted to be presented at RehabWeek 2022 in IEEE International Conference in Rehabilitation Robotics, to be held 25-29 July 2022, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Cederick Landry obtained NSERC PDF scholarship.
Congratulation Cederick! and best of luck at the University of Pittsburgh!
Iara Santelices obtained NSERC CGS-M scholarship.
Do you know how we learn to ride a #hoverboard? Which balance #motor_control strategies we use more?
See our new paper* published in Scientific Reports trying to answer those questions:
Twitter link: https://lnkd.in/efaGaRHE
* a collaboration btw University of Waterloo, Imperial College London and NTT Communication Science Laboratories
Our paper titled Data-driven Prediction of Forging Outcome: Effect of Preform Shape on Plastic Strain in a Magnesium Alloy Forging got accepted in the journal of Materials Today Communications.
Three URAs joined our lab to work on projects ranged from exoskeleton control to investigating the neural sensory fusion
for human movement control.
Two courses are given this term by our PI: A technical elective course, ME 547 Robot Manipulators: Kinematics, Dynamics and Control and a graduate course, ME 780 Human Movement Neuromechanics.
Sahand Ajami joined the lab as an MASc student.
Cederick Landry successfully defended his PhD with distinction. Cederick doctoral thesis was on Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitoring: Estimation of the Waveform and its Prediction Interval.
Congrats Dr. Landry!
Cederick is joining Mukkamala' Lab at Pittsburgh for his Postdoctoral research.
Milad Nazarahari joined our lab as a new PDF to work on upper limb neurorehabilitation.
Our paper on Accurate Blood Pressure Estimation during Activities of Daily Living: A Wearable Cuffless Solution is selected as a Featured Article in IEEE Journal of Biomedical Health Informatics.
Our paper, Virtual Energy Regulator: A Time-Independent Solution for Control of
Lower Limb Exoskeletons got accepted in journal of IEEE Robotics and Automation
Letters, also accepted to be presented in IEEE IROS 2021. Early access link
Cederick Landry presented our work on Estimation Fusion for Cuffless Blood Pressure Prediction at IEEE Body Sensors Networks (BSN) 2021.
Yesung Cha successfully obtained his MASc and completed his thesis on Spasticity Modeling at Neuromechanics and Assistive Robotics Lab.
Arash Arami gave a keynote talk at Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering International Congress (CSME 2021) on June 30, on Modeling and Simulation of Neuromuscular Control of Walking
More details here
Yesung Cha has defended his MSc Thesis Seminar on Modeling and Simulation of Lower Limb Spasticity
Sola Weng presented his work on natural walking with deep RL agent in ICRA 2021.
Iara Santelices received Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS). Congratulation Iara!!
Mohammad Shushtari has successfully defended his PhD comprehensive exam.
A Big Congratulation to our undergraduate team Bless your sole for winning the Esch Pitch Competition, Sedra People Choice Award and MME capstone Medical Award!
Bravo team Bless Your Sole !!
Sola Weng won the first prize in UWaterloo MME Graduate Symposium (link), on his presentation on use of deep reinforcement learning in studying human gait neuromechanics. Congratulation Sola!!
Two papers got accepted in Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering International Congress (CSME 2021) on below topics:
i) Functional Electrical Stimulation based Joint Position Control
ii) A Framework for Modeling and Simulation of Neuromuscular Control of Walking
Two CBB Seed grants were obtained in two separate collaborations with Digital Industrial Ergonomics & Shoulder Evaluation Lab.
and Haptic Computing Lab.
Our paper titled Natural Walking With Musculoskeletal Models Using Deep Reinforcement Learning got accepted in the journal of IEEE Robotics & Automation Letters. link can be found here.
Arash Arami gave a talk titled Neuromechanics and Assistive Robotics, in Robotics & AI Research Workshop, February 24th at University of Waterloo (Virtual).
Our paper on Accurate Blood Pressure Estimation during Activities of Daily Living: A Wearable Cuffless Solution got accepted in IEEE Journal of Biomedical Health Informatics (JBHI).
Iara Santelices joined the lab as an MASc student.
Arash Arami gave an invited talk/webinar on Neuromechanical Modeling of the Lower Limbs in Healthy People and Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury at Sharif University of Technology.
Our abstract on AI-driven manufacturing got accepted 12th InternationalConference on Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (Mg 2021).
New agreement was finalized between our lab and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute for data sharing for spasticity research.
Tharindu Abesin Kodippili has successfully defended his PhD comprehensive exam.
Arash Arami has been appointed to NSERC Selection Committee for scholarship evaluations.
Hannah Dinovitzer joined the lab as an MASc student.
Cederick Landry presented the work on Cuffless Blood Pressure Estimation for Activities of Daily Living in EMBC 2020.
Lucy Liu joined the lab as a co-op student.
We participated in a COVID-19 forecasting tournament at the UW.
Julia Goyal obtained the Prestigious
SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral (CGS-D).
Our paper on Cuffless Blood Pressure Estimation for Activities of Daily Living is accepted in EMBC 2020.
In a collaboration with the Structural Biomechanics Lab we secured CBB fund to investigate orthopedic implant loosening.
2 papers got accepted in CSME 2020.
Jiacheng (Sola) Weng joined the lab as a new MASc student.
Mohammad Shushtari joined the Neuromechanics and Assistive Robotics Lab as a new PhD student.
Our journal paper got accepted in IEEE Transactions on Neural System and Rehabilitation Engineering, on the topic of prediction of freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease (early access).
Arash Arami presented the work on Detection of Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s disease: an investigation on the role of different feature families in ISB 2019, Calgary.
Cederick Landry presented his work on Estimation of the Blood Pressure Waveform using Electrocardiography at EMBS 2019, Berlin.
Congratulation team OKO haptics: Udayan Sarin, Curtis Lambert, Jessie Dhillon and Hernando Castano for winning the Baylis Medical Award.
Congratulation Cederick Landry and teammates for winning the first place award in CBB Bio-Hackathon 2019.
Team Akomodi won the I-beam prize for their design of a multi-purpose wheelchair for CP children.
We received the CBB Seed Fund to investigate spasticity.
Robotics Manipulator course (ME547) will be given in Winter 2019.
A new graduate course titled Human Movement Neuromechanics (ME 780) is given in Fall 2018, 2019, ....
Arash Arami gave an invited talk at Grand River hospital.
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