376-0210-00L  Biomechatronics

SemesterSpring Semester 2016
LecturersR. Riener, R. Gassert
Periodicityyearly course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentPrimarily designed for HST-students

The Biomechatronics lecture is not appropriate for students who already attended the lecture "Physical Human-Robot Interaction"(376-1504-00L), because it covers similar topics.

Matlab skills are beneficial-> online Tutorial http://www.imrtweb.ethz.ch/matlab/

AbstractDevelopment of mechatronic systems (i.e. mechanics, electronics, computer science and system integration) with inspiration from biology and application in the living (human) organism.
ObjectiveThe objective of this course is to give an introduction to the fundamentals of biomechatronics, through lectures on the underlying theoretical/mechatronics aspects and application fields, in combination with exercises. The course will guide students through the design and evaluation process of such systems, and highlight a number of applications.

By the end of this course, you should understand the critical elements of biomechatronics and their interaction with biological systems, both in terms of engineering metrics and human factors. You will be able to apply the learned methods and principles to the design, improvement and evaluation of safe and efficient biomechatronics systems.
ContentThe course will cover the interdisciplinary elements of biomechatronics, ranging from human factors to sensor and actuator technologies, real-time signal processing, system kinematics and dynamics, modeling and simulation, controls and graphical rendering as well as safety/ethical aspects, and provide an overview of the diverse applications of biomechatronics technology.
Lecture notesSlides will be distributed through the document repository before the lectures.
LiteratureBrooker, G. (2012). Introduction to Biomechatronics. SciTech Publishing.
Riener, R., Harders, M. (2012) Virtual Reality in Medicine. Springer, London.
Prerequisites / NoticeNone