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Modeling Human-Exoskeleton interaction with AnyBody (Prof. John Rasmussen, PhD, The AnyBody Group, Aalborg University, 03. November, 2016)
Presentation (3MB), Playback (370MB), YouTube
Exoskeletons are promising a new technological revolution on the interface of man and machine. The technology offers amazing opportunities and very difficult design problems, because the machine must work on the conditions of a living human. In this webcast, Professor John Rasmussen from Aalborg University will explain how musculoskeletal simulation can be used in the various stages of the design process to enhance safety, reduce weight and minimize power consumption.
WearRA Webinar Series - Modeling and Simulation for Wearable Robots (Mohammad S. Shourijeh and Moonki Jung, AnyBody Technology, 20. July, 2016)
Presentation (3MB), Playback (361MB), YouTube
Exoskeletons hold an obvious potential to assist and enhance human abilities in many ways. What is not as apparent is how to design optimal human-exoskeleton interaction. How can we improve exoskeleton design to capitalize on human anatomy and ability? Synergistic human-robot interactions can be explored in AnyBody Modeling System™, which can revolutionize the approach to human-centered design. This webinar examines the use of the AnyBody Modeling System™ for in-silico design and evaluation of wearables robots.
Simulating man-machine symbiosis: Improved design solutions, from ergonomics to assistive technology (Ananth Gopalakrishnan, AnyBody Technology, 15. March, 2016)
Presentation (3MB), Playback (284MB), Demo files (2MB), YouTube
Prototypes of equipment and environments involving human interaction can undergo lengthy scrutiny to ensure that the final product guarantees the safe loading of bones and soft tissues in the musculoskeletal system. Perceiving the human and the environment as a single man-machine system is beneficial in understanding how, they influence one another: What are the conceptual challenges of simulating such systems? How can you simulate human-environment interaction in AnyBody? This webcast will give an overview of the concepts underlying AnyBody’s inverse dynamic simulations. A subsequent demo will show how features such as closed loop kinematics, contact/ground reaction force prediction, interactive widgets etc. can all come together to build quick, robust solutions to design problems in ergonomics and assistive devices. (please note that we had a technical issue with the recording of this webcast which resulted in degraded audio quality for parts of the recording).