School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Wearable BioRobotics



Applications diagramThe combination of advanced hardware with advanced software is making it possible to make measurements in situations where it was very difficult to measure before, thus creating new applications. For example, it allows us to achieve a better and objective understanding of the skills of the trainee, of the effectiveness of the training exercise, to quantify the movements during daily life, or to produce a meaningful interaction with the advanced robots available in the labs.

Some examples of current projects are:

a rugby player falling into a crash mat an X ray showing a non union fracture
Assessment of the efficacy of a Rugby Tackle (in collaboration with Dr. Sam Allen of SSEHS) UNIFY - Assessment of bone healing (in collaboration with Dr. Richard Bibb of the Design School)
 a wheelchair used in sports  a participant sprinting in a wheelchair
 Wireless wheel-mounted sensors for agonist sport for disabled athletes (in collaboration with Prof. Vicky Tolfrey of the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport)
 data chart  a woman dancing
 Wireless localisation and Sensor Data Fusion (with Dr. Dale Esliger of SSEHS)  Analysis and understanding of communication efficacy of movements in dancing (with Dr. Arianna Maiorani of English, Drama and Publishing)

seven people in an exercise class

Early diagnostics and modifiable risk & protective factors for dementia worldwide using automated tests of cognition, gait, activity and physiology →

Some other activities are performed in collaboration with Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan:

  • Gait Analysis for elderly people
  • Human-robot emotional interaction
  • Human-robot musical interaction

Novel rehabilitation concept diagram
Novel rehabilitation concept diagram

...and many many others.