[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation: ICORR 2013 Workshop on PRESENT AND FUTURE OF NON-INVASIVE PNS-MACHINE INTERFACES

Claudio.Castellini at dlr.de Claudio.Castellini at dlr.de
Wed May 15 02:58:35 PDT 2013

Call for Participation:

An event within ICORR 2013, the International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
Seattle, USA; Wednesday, June 26, h13:45-18:15

The organizers invite you to attend the first workshop on
co-located with ICORR 2013 in Seattle, USA.

This workshop is about human-machine interfaces which connect non-invasively to the peripheral nervous system (PNS-MIs), surface electromyography (sEMG) being the paradigmatic PMI. sEMG is in use since the 60s to proportionally control single-DoFs hand prostheses; since then, literally dozens different approaches have been applied to sEMG to decode an amputee's intentions, but none of them have as yet made it to the clinics. Nevertheless, dexterous prosthetic hands are now appearing on the market, demanding ever better control by the patient.

So, how can we bridge this gap? We address four fundamental sub-problems:

1. what is wrong with the current approach? why do clinicians not use it?
2. how can we better use sEMG?
3. what alternative, radically new solutions are available, if any?
4. what are the benefits of sharing control between the human subject and the prosthesis?

The workshop revolves around the four themes spanned by the above questions: current limitations, sEMG, novel techniques and control. The workshop will bring together roboticists, clinicians and neuroscientists interested in these questions. Participation of interested young scientists, whose interaction with the experts will foster discussion and possibly indicate some ways ahead, is highly encouraged.

Our speakers will be:

- Merkur Alimusaj,Rüdiger Rupp (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
    S-EMG in upper extremity Prosthetics: Where are we?
- Todd Kuiken, Levi Hargrove (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, USA)
    Bridging the Gap:  Transitioning Neural Control Systems from the Research Lab to the Clinic
- Eric Scheme,Kevin Englehart (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
    Enhancing the Clinical Reliability of Pattern Recognition Based Myoelectric Control
- Arjan Gijsberts,Barbara Caputo (IDIAP, Martigny, Switzerland)
    The Ninapro Project: Database, Benchmarks and Challenges
- Patrick M. Pilarski (University of Alberta, Canada)
    Learning and Using Contextual Information in the Control of Assistive Devices
- Claudio Castellini (DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)
    Using Ultrasound Imaging as a novel PNS-Machine Interface
- William Craelius,Michael Wininger (Rutgers University, USA)
    Inherent Limitations of Surface Electromyography for Controlling Artificial Hands
- Dario Farina,Marko Markovic, Strahinja Dosen (University of Göttingen, Germany)
    Myocontrol integrated with computer vision for dexterous use of active prostheses
- Panagiotis Artemiadis (Arizona State University, USA)
    Advances in EMG control interfaces: Beyond decoding, beyond subject-specificity
- Antonio Bicchi,Sasha B. Godfrey, Arash Ajoudani (Centro Piaggio, Pisa, Italy)
    Tele-impedance control of a hand intended for prosthetic applications

Attendance is free. Pop by and give us your contribution!

The organisers,

Claudio Castellini, Ph.D.
Robotics and Mechatronics Center
DLR - German Aerospace Center

Panagiotis K. Artemiadis, Ph.D.
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineerings
Arizona State University

claudio castellini, ph.d.
robotics and mechatronics center
dlr - german aerospace center
muenchnerstrasse 20, d-82230 wessling, germany
ph. +49 8153 28 1093
fax +49 8153 28 1134

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