BioRob 2018 7th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on
Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
August 26-29, 2018
Enschede, The Netherlands
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Technical Program for Wednesday August 29, 2018

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WeA1 Parallel I
Rehabilitation Robotics and Assistive Technology: Control 2 Regular Session
Chair: Marchal-Crespo, LauraUniv. of Bern
Co-Chair: Cordella, FrancescaUniv. Campus Biomedico of Rome
09:00-09:15, Paper WeA1.1 
EMG Based Decoding of Object Motion in Dexterous, In-Hand Manipulation Tasks
Dwivedi, AnanyUniv. of Auckland
Kwon, YongjeThe Univ. of Auckland
McDaid, AndrewThe Univ. of Auckland
Liarokapis, MinasThe Univ. of Auckland
09:15-09:30, Paper WeA1.2 
Exploring Arm Posture and Temporal Variability in Myoelectric Hand Gesture Recognition
Milosevic, BojanUniv. of Bologna
Farella, ElisabettaUniv. of Bologna
Benatti, SimoneUniv. of Bologna
09:30-09:45, Paper WeA1.3 
Interferential Electrical Stimulation Applied to the Soleus Muscle in Humans: Preliminary Study on the Relationship among Stimulation Parameters, Force Output, and Pain Sensation
Kozasa, KoheiOsaka Univ
Fujihara, RyoOsaka Univ
Hirai, HiroakiGraduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka Univ
Krebs, Hermano IgoMIT
09:45-10:00, Paper WeA1.4 
Elbow Joint Angle Estimation from Surface Electromyography Using Hammerstein-Wiener Models
Fischi Sommer, LeonardoUniv. of São Paulo
Forner-Cordero, ArturoEscola Pol. Univ. of Sao Paulo
10:00-10:15, Paper WeA1.5 
Visual and Haptic Error Modulating Controllers for Robotic Gait Training
Tsangaridis, PanagiotisETH Zurich
Obwegeser, DavidETH Zurich
Maggioni, SerenaHocoma AG and ETH Zürich
Riener, RobertETH Zurich
Marchal-Crespo, LauraUniv. of Bern
10:15-10:30, Paper WeA1.6 
A V-REP Simulator for the Da Vinci Research Kit Robotic Platform
Fontanelli, Giuseppe AndreaUniv. of Naples Federico II
Selvaggio, MarioUniv. Degli Studi Di Napoli Federico II
Ferro, MarcoSapienza Univ. of Rome
Ficuciello, FannyUniv. Di Napoli Federico II
Vendittelli, MarilenaSapienza Univ. of Rome
Siciliano, BrunoUniv. Napoli Federico II
10:30-10:45, Paper WeA1.7 
Preliminary Design and Evaluation of a Single-Actuator Anthropomorphic Prosthetic Hand with Multiple Distinct Grasp Types
Leddy, MichaelYale Univ
Dollar, AaronYale Univ
WeA2 Parallel III
Bio-Design Regular Session
Chair: Hekman, Edsko E.G.Univ. of Twente
Co-Chair: Rauter, GeorgUniv. of Basel
09:00-09:15, Paper WeA2.1 
EndoCAT: An EtherCAT-Based Articulated Rear View Endoscope for Single Port Surgery
Ahmadi, MehrdadUniv. of Basel
Haji Hassani, RoushanakUniv. of Basel
Kosa, GaborUniv. of Basle
Zam, AzharDepartment of Biomedical Engineering, Univ. of Basel
Guzman, RaphaelDepartment of Neurosurgery, Univ. Hospital Basel
C.Cattin, PhilippeDepartment of Biomedical Engineering, Univ. of Basel
Rauter, GeorgUniv. of Basel
09:15-09:30, Paper WeA2.2 
A Beating Heart Testbed for the Evaluation of Robotic Cardiovascular Interventions
Vrooijink, Gustaaf JohannesUniv. of Twente
Irzan, HassnaUniv. of Twente
Misra, SarthakUniv. of Twente
09:30-09:45, Paper WeA2.3 
Design and Development of Customized Physical Interfaces to Reduce Relative Motion between the User and a Powered Ankle Foot Exoskeleton
Langlois, KevinVUB
Moltedo, MartaVrije Univ. Brussel
Bacek, TomislavVrije Univ. Brussel
Guerrero, Carlos RodriguezRobotics and Multibody Mechanics Res. Group, Vrije Univ
Vanderborght, BramVrije Univ. Brussel
Lefeber, DirkVrije Univ. Brussel
09:45-10:00, Paper WeA2.4 
Design and Control of a Novel Grip Amplifier to Support Pinch Grip with a Minimal Soft Hand Exoskeleton
Sanders, QuentinUniv. of California Irvine
Okita, ShusukeUniv. of Tsukuba
Lobo-Prat, JoanUniv. of California, Irvine
de Lucena, DiogoUC Irvine
Smith, Brendan WUniv. of California, Irvine
Reinkensmeyer, David J.Univ. of California Irvine
10:00-10:15, Paper WeA2.5 
Design and Development of a Robotic Sensorized Handle for Monitoring Older Adult Grasping Force
Fiorini, LauraThe BioRobotics Inst. Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Limosani, RaffaeleScuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Coviello, LuigiThe Biorobotics Inst. Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Vitanza, AlessandraIRCCS “Casa Sollievo Della Sofferenza”
D'Onofrio, GraziaComplex Unit of Geriatrics, Department of Medical Sciences, IRC
Greco, FrancescaComplex Unit of Geriatrics, Department of Medical Sciences, IRC
Sancarlo, DanieleComplex Unit of Geriatrics, Department of Medical Sciences, IRC
Cavallo, FilippoScuola Superiore Sant'Anna - Pisa
10:15-10:30, Paper WeA2.6 
Designing Variable Stiffness Profiles to Optimize the Physical Human Robot Interface of Hand Exoskeletons
Varghese, Rohit JohnThe Univ. of Texas at Austin
Mukherjee, GauravUniv. of Washington
King, RaymondOculus VR
Keller, SeanOculus
Deshpande, AshishUniv. of Texas
10:30-10:45, Paper WeA2.7 
Smart Passive Exoskeleton for Everyday Use with Lower Limb Paralysis: Design and First Results of Knee Joint Kinetics
Auberger, RolandOttobock
Breuer-Ruesch, ChristianOtto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH
Fuchs, FlorianOtto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH
Wismer, NadineOttobock Healthcare Products GmbH
Riener, RobertETH Zurich
WeA3 Poster
Sensing and Human-Machine Interaction Poster Session
Chair: Ronsse, RenaudUniv. Catholique De Louvain
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.1 
Evaluation of Hand-Eye and Robot-World Calibration Algorithms for TMS Application
Noccaro, AlessiaUniv. Campus Bio-Medico Di Roma
Raiano, LuigiCampus Biomedico Univ. of Rome
Di Pino, GiovanniUniv. Campus Bio-Medico Di Roma
Formica, DomenicoUniv. Campus Bio-Medico Di Roma
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.2 
Attitude Control for Underactuated Hopping Robots Using Nonlinear Output Zeroing Controller
Nomura, YurikaTokyo Denki Univ
Ishikawa, JunTokyo Denki Univ
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.3 
Insect-Inspired Body Size Learning Model on a Humanoid Robot
Arena, PaoloUniv. of Catania
Patanè, LucaUniv. of Catania
Sanalitro, DarioUniv. of Catania
Vitanza, AlessandraIRCCS “Casa Sollievo Della Sofferenza”
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.4 
A Novel Sensing System for Robotic Cochlear Implants Electrode Array Placement
Hou, LeiBRUNEL Univ
Du, XinliBRUNEL Univ
Boulgouris, Nikolaos V.BRUNEL Univ
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.5 
Signal Tuning of Observables at the Support of a Vibrissa-Like Tactile Sensor in Different Scanning Scenarios
Merker, LukasTech. Univ. Ilmenau
Scharff, MoritzTech. Univ. Ilmenau
Zimmermann, KlausTU Ilmenau, Germany
Behn, CarstenTU Ilmenau, Germany
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.6 
A Wearable System for Articulated Human Pose Tracking under Uncertainty of Sensor Placement
Xiao, XuesuTexas A&M Univ
Zarar, ShuaybMicrosoft Res
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.7 
Unilateral Inertial and Muscle Activity Sensor Fusion for Gait Cycle Progress Estimation
Caulcrick, ChristopherImperial Coll. London
Russell, FelixImperial Coll. London
Wilson, SamuelImperial Coll. London
Sawade, CalebMcLaren Applied Tech
Vaidyanathan, RaviImperial Coll. London
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.8 
Real-Time Identification of Impaired Gait Phases Using a Single Foot-Mounted Inertial Sensor: Review and Feasibility Study
Perez Ibarra, Juan CarlosUniv. of São Paulo
Williams, HarryBoston Univ
Siqueira, AdrianoUniv. of Sao Paulo
Krebs, Hermano IgoMIT
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.9 
Hybrid Inertial-Robotic Motion Tracking for Posture Biofeedback in Upper Limb Rehabilitation
Passon, ArneTech. Univ. Berlin
Schauer, ThomasTech. Univ. Berlin
Seel, ThomasTU Berlin
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.10 
Regression Models for Estimating Kinematic Gait Parameters with Instrumented Footwear
Zhang, HuangheStevens Inst. of Tech
Tay, MeyStevens Insititue of Tech
Suar, Zeynep MelisStevens Insitute of Tech
Kurt, MehmetStevens Insititue of Tech
Zanotto, DamianoStevens Inst. of Tech
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.11 
On the Validity of Different Motion Capture Technologies for the Analysis of Running
Wouda, Frank JasperUniv. of Twente
Giuberti, MatteoXsens Tech. B.V
Bellusci, GiovanniXSens
Maartens, ErikRoessingh Res. and Development
Reenalda, JasperRoessingh Res. and Development, Univ. of Twente
van Beijnum, Bert-JanUniv. of Twente
Veltink, PeterUniv. of Twente
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.12 
Identifying Gait Phases from Joint Kinematics During Walking Using Switched Linear Dynamical Systems
Drnach, LukeGeorgia Inst. of Tech
Essa, IrfanGeorgia Inst. of Tech
Ting, LenaEmory Univ. and Georgia Tech
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.13 
Contact-Resistive Sensing of Touch and Airflow Using a Rat Whisker
Yang, Anne En-TzuNorthwestern Univ
Hartmann, MitraNorthwestern Univ
Bergbreiter, SarahUniv. of Maryland, Coll. Park
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.14 
Enhancing the Repeatability of Pressure-Mapping Insoles by Choosing an Appropriate Driving Circuit and Sourcing Voltage
Paredes-Madrid, LeonelUniv. Antonio Nariño
Fonseca Bernal, Johanna ZuleymaUniv. Antonio Nariño
Matute, ArnaldoUniv. Antonio Nariño
Gutiérrez Velásquez, Elkin I.Univ. Antonio Nariño
Palacio Gómez, Carlos AndrésUniv. Antonio Nariño
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.15 
Digital Extensions with Bi-Axial Fingertip Sensors for Supplementary Tactile Feedback Studies
Engels, LeonardScuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Cappello, LeonardoScuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Cipriani, ChristianScuola Superiore Sant'Anna
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.16 
Exploration of Gait Parameters Affecting the Accuracy of Force Myography-Based Gait Phase Detection
Jiang, XiantaSimon Fraser Univ
Tory, Leone CairineSimon Fraser Univ
Khoshnam Tehrani, MahtaSimon Fraser Univ
Chu, KelvinSimon Fraser Univ
Menon, CarloSimon Fraser Univ
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.17 
Intuitive Impedance Modulation in Haptic Control Using Electromyography
van Teeffelen, Kees J.TNO
Dresscher, DouweUniv. of Twente
van Dijk, WietseTNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Res
Stramigioli, StefanoUniv. of Twente
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.18 
Markovian Robust Compliance Control Based on Electromyographic Signals
Jutinico, Andres L.Univ. of Sao Paulo
Escalante, Felix MUniv. of São Paulo
Campo, JonathanUniv. of São Paulo
Terra, Marco HenriqueUniv. of Sao Paulo
Siqueira, AdrianoUniv. of Sao Paulo
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.19 
A Conceptual High Level Controller to Walk with Active Foot Prostheses/Orthoses
Eslamy, MahdyRobotics Lab
Schilling, ArndtTrauma Surgery, Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery, UMG Göttingen
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.20 
An Impedance Control of Human Ankle Joint Using Functional Electrical Stimulation
Kim, JunyoungDGIST
Kim, JonghyunDGIST
09:00-10:45, Paper WeA3.21 
Unity3D Based Control Method for a Robotic Ground Walking Platform in a Virtual Reality Environment
Ayad, Salheddine1991
Ayad, MohammedAbou Bekr Belkaïd Univ
Megueni, AbdelkaderDjillali Liabes Univ
Schiøler, HenrikSection for Automation and Control
Andreasen Struijk, Lotte N SAalborg Univ
WeA4 Hardware and Cybathlon Demo
Hardware Demo Poster Session
WeK7N Plenary Room
Keynote Speaker 7 Albert Van Der Berg Keynote Session
Chair: Koopman, BartUniv. of Twente
WeSA Plenary Room
Student Awards
WeK8N Plenary Room
Keynote Speaker 8 Shigeo Hirose Keynote Session
Chair: Breedveld, PaulTU Delft
WeB1 Poster
Surgical Robotics, Microrobotics and Novel Actuators Poster Session
Chair: Swensen, JohnWashington State Univ
14:30-16:00, Paper WeB1.1 
Magnetically-Controlled Artificial Urinary Sphincters for Severe Urinary Incontinence
Lucarini, GioiaScuola Superiore Sant'Anna - SSSA
Mazzocchi, TommasoScuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Marziale, LeonardoScuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Ricotti, LeonardoScuola Superiore Sant'Anna, the BioRobotics Inst
Menciassi, AriannaScuola Superiore Sant'Anna - SSSA
14:30-16:00, Paper WeB1.2 
Force Display Device and Control System for Surgical Training Simulator Using Bone Chisel
Masuyama, KentaroUniv. of Yamanashi
Noda, YoshiyukiUniv. of Yamanashi
Ito, YasumiUniv. of Yamanashi
Kagiyama, YoshiyukiUniv. of Yamanashi
Ueki, KoichiroUniv. of Yamanashi
14:30-16:00, Paper WeB1.3 
Intestinal Tattooing Mechanism Integrated with Active Wireless Capsule Endoscope
Hoang, Manh CuongChonnam National Univ
Le, Viet HaChonnam National Univ
Kim, JayoungChonnam National Univ
Choi, EunpyoChonnam National Univ
Kang, ByungjeonChonnam National Univ
Park, Jong-ohChonnam National Univ
Kim, Chang-SeiChonnam National Univ
14:30-16:00, Paper WeB1.4 
A Stiffness-Changing Continuum Robotic Manipulator for Possible Use in MRI-Guided Neurosurgical Interventions
Farooq, Muhammad UmarThe Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chonnam National Univ
Ko, Seong YoungChonnam National Univ
14:30-16:00, Paper WeB1.6 
Hybrid Force/Velocity Control with Compliance Feedback Via Strain Elastography for Robot Assisted Ultrasound Screening
Napoli, MichaelUniv. of Rochester
Freitas, ChristianUniv. of Rochester
Goswami, SoumyaUniv. of Rochester
McAleavey, StephenUniv. of Rochester
Doyley, MarvinUniv. of Rochester
Howard, ThomasUniv. of Rochester
14:30-16:00, Paper WeB1.8 
The Assessment of Viscoelastic Models for Nonlinear Soft Materials
Solis-Ortega, Rodrigo DanielUniv. of Leeds
Dehghani, AbbasProf
Martinez-Hernandez, UrielUniv. of Bath
14:30-16:00, Paper WeB1.9 
Preliminary Testing of a Telerobotic Haptic System and Analysis of Visual Attention During a Playful Activity
Castellanos Cruz, Javier LeonardoFaculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Univ. of Alberta
Gómez-Medina, María F.Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Univ. of Alberta
Tavakoli, MahdiUniv. of Alberta
Pilarski, Patrick M.Univ. of Alberta
Adams, KimUniv. of Alberta
14:30-16:00, Paper WeB1.10 
Actively Controllable Stem Cell Spheroid-Based Microrobot for Tissue Regeneration
Yoo, AmiMedical Microrobot Center, Chonnam National Univ
Lee, KyungminCheonnam National Univ. Medical Micro-Robot Center
Kang, ByungjeonChonnam National Univ
Kim, Chang-SeiChonnam National Univ
Han, JiwonChonnam National Univ
Park, JongohChonnam National Univ
Choi, EunpyoChonnam National Univ
14:30-16:00, Paper WeB1.11 
Considering Mixing Process of Rocket Solid Propellant Using Mixing Transport Device Simulating Peristaltic Movement of Intestinal Tract
Ashigaki, KyotaChuo Univ
Iwasaki, AkihiroThe Graduate Univ. for Advanced Studies
Hagiwara, DaikiChuo Univ
Negishi, KaiChuo Univ
Matumoto, KotaroJAXA
Yamada, YasuyukiChuo Univ
Habu, HirotoJAXA
Nakamura, TaroChuo Univ
14:30-16:00, Paper WeB1.12 
An Insect-Sized Robot That Uses a Custom-Built Onboard Camera and a Neural Network to Classify and Respond to Visual Input
Balasubramanian, SivakumarUniv. of Washington
Chukewad, Yogesh MadhavraoUniv. of Washington
James, JohannesUniv. of Washington
Barrows, GeoffreyCenteye, Inc
Fuller, SawyerUniv. of Washington
14:30-16:00, Paper WeB1.13 
Modelling and Controllability of the Motion of a Slender, Flexible Micro-Swimmer
Kadam, SudinIndian Inst. of Tech. Bombay
Banavar, Ravi NI. I. T. Bombay
14:30-16:00, Paper WeB1.14 
Explosive Motions with Compliant Actuation Arrangements in Articulated Robots
Djajadiningrat, RoelTech. Univ. Delft
Roozing, WesleyIstituto Italiano Di Tecnologia
Tsagarakis, NikosIstituto Italiano Di Tecnologia
14:30-16:00, Paper WeB1.15 
Proposal of One-Inch Pipe Inspection Robot "PI-RO I"
Kamata, MasashiChuo Univ
Tachibana, KanaChuo Univ
Tanise, YukiChuo Univ
Kawaguchi, TakahikoChuo Univ
Yamada, YasuyukiChuo Univ
Nakamura, TaroChuo Univ
14:30-16:00, Paper WeB1.16 
Flexural Joints for Improved Linear Motion of a Marangoni Propulsion Robot: Design and Experiment
Kwak, BokeonUlsan National Inst. of Science and Tech. (UNIST)
Lee, DongyoungUNIST
Bae, JoonbumUNIST
14:30-16:00, Paper WeB1.18 
Plant-Inspired Soft Pneumatic Eversion Robot
Abrar, TaqiQueen Mary Univ. of London
Putzu, FabrizioQueen Mary Univ. of London
Althoefer, KasparQueen Mary Univ. of London
14:30-16:00, Paper WeB1.19 
Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of a Soft Actuator for Use in Wearable Mechatronic Devices
Edmonds, BrandonWestern Univ
Trejos, Ana LuisaThe Univ. of Western Ontario
WeB2 Hardware and Cybathlon Demo
Cybathlon Session
WeCC Plenary Room
Closing Ceremony




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