[Cyborg] Fw: [bafuture] "Wearable robotics" talk on Oct. 28

Eric Boyd mrericboyd at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 27 17:47:45 PDT 2009


This is tomorrow at US Berkeley - but you can also watch it over the internet.  If you do see it, please write something for the list so that we can all benefit!

Eric

--- On Mon, 10/26/09, Alison Chaiken <alchaiken at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Alison Chaiken <alchaiken at gmail.com>
> Subject: [bafuture] "Wearable robotics" talk on Oct. 28
> To: bafuture at yahoogroups.com
> Date: Monday, October 26, 2009, 10:31 PM
> I'd have good luck watching the live
> video of these talks using
> Firefox on Fedora.
> 
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> Alison Chaiken
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Yvette Subramanian <yvette at citris-uc.org>
> Date: Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 8:43 AM
> Subject: CITRIS Research Exchange, Jacob Rosen on Oct. 28
> To:
> 
> 
> Please join us for the next CITRIS Research Exchange at the
> Banatao
> Institute at Berkeley this semester:
> 
> "Medical Robotics – Bioports to the Human Body"
> Jacob Rosen [Prof. of Computer Engineering, UC Santa Cruz]
> 
> 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 28
> Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC
> Berkeley
> http://www.citris-uc.org/events/RE-Oct-28
> 
> The complete schedule for the semester is online at
> http://www.citris-uc.org/events/RE-fall2009. As always,
> these talks
> are free, open to the public and broadcast live online at
> mms://media.citris.berkeley.edu/webcast, and questions can
> be sent via
> Yahoo IM to username: citrisevents. Sponsored by Infineon
> Technologies.
> 
> Abstract :
> Medical Robotics is an emerging sub-discipline of robotics
> in which
> humans are the focal point of its creation. Humans interact
> with
> medical robotics either as health providers such as
> physicians or as
> the healthcare recipients - the patients. Introducing a
> medical robot
> at the interface between a physician and a patient is based
> on an
> understanding of the medical treatment itself and its
> related biology,
> physiology and anatomy. Inherent to the field of medical
> robotics is a
> unique synergy between medicine, life and health sciences,
> and many
> sub-disciplines of engineering. In this talk, two
> categories of
> Medical robotics will be explored: surgical robotics and
> wearable
> robotics.
> 
> The operating room of the future is envisioned as fully
> automated cell
> that includes only one human being - the patient. The local
> surgeon
> will be replaced by a surgical robot that will be
> teleoperated through
> wired and wireless communication, from any place around
> globe. The
> system will manage all the aspects of surgery, from
> monitoring the
> movements of the surgical robot to managing the supply
> chain.
> Achieving such a system depends on answering research
> questions such
> as what are the physical variables that lead to tissue
> damage; how to
> optimize the robotic arms to minimize their footprint in
> the operating
> room; how to objective assess surgical skill, and how to
> control the
> system from a distance to perform telesurgery.
> 
> A wearable robot is a system that humans wear as an
> extension of their
> body. In case of a missing limb a wearable robot serves as
> prosthetic
> device. In case of an existing limb with disabled functions
> it
> servesas an orthotic device. As opposed to surgical
> robotics where the
> human machine interface is limited to the physical level,
> wearable
> robot may interact with the patient at the neural level,
> utilizing the
> body's own control signals. The end result is to achieve a
> natural
> control of the wearable robot by the human operator as an
> extension of
> his or her body. Establishing the human machine interface
> at the
> neural level leads to research questions such as how to
> predict the
> muscular activity in real time and utilize this information
> for the
> exoskeleton operation along with additional questions in
> biosignals
> processing, neuromuscular modeling, and human motor
> control.
> 
> Biography:
> 
> Jacob Rosen received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical
> Engineering, M.Sc.
> and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Tel-Aviv
> University
> in 1987, 1993 and 1997 respectively. From 1987 to 1992 he
> served as an
> officer in the IDF studying human-machine interfaces. From
> 1993 to
> 1997 he was a research associate developing and studying
> the EMG based
> powered Exoskeleton at the Biomechanics Laboratory,
> Department of
> Biomedical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University. During the
> same period of
> time he held a position in a startup company developing
> innovative
> orthopedic spine/pelvis implants. From 1997 to 2000 he was
> a
> Post-Docat the departments of Electrical Engineering and
> Surgery,
> University of Washington while developing surgical robotic
> and medical
> simulation systems. From 2001- 2008 he served a faculty
> member at the
> Departmentof Electrical Engineering, University of
> Washington in
> Seattle with adjunct appointments with the Departments of
> Surgery, and
> Mechanical Engineering. Since 2008 he has been an associate
> professor
> at the Department of Computer Engineering, University of
> California -
> Santa Cruz (UCSC). His research interests focus on medical
> robotics,
> biorobotics, human centered robotics, surgical robotics,
> wearable
> robotics, rehabilitation robotics, neural control, and
> human-machine
> interface.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> We look forward to seeing you there!
> 
> best, Yvette
> 
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