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Adaptative system for robotic telerehabilitation

Grant number: 14/25828-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2015
Effective date (End): February 28, 2017
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Adriano Almeida Gonçalves Siqueira
Grantee:Leonardo Jose Consoni
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This master degree project deals with the development of an optimization system for robotic telerehabilitation. The main feature of the proposed system is an adaptive algorithm for adjusting the assistance level provided by the robot based on the performance and forces generated by the players during a cooperative game. In this kind of computational game, the players interact both visually and physically, by sensing, though indirectly through the robots, the forces held by the other player. The system will also be composed by an internet communication structure between two robotic rehabilitation devices and a cooperative computer game. Teleoperation control methods will be evaluated to ensure stability of the robotic systems even in the presence of delays. This project will follow the work carried out by the applicant in the area of game development for rehabilitation during his Scientific Initiation and his final graduation project, which resulted in four papers in scientific events (see file with description of academic, scientific and professional activities of the applicant). It will also follow the studies performed by the research group in the telerehabilitation area, started during the sabbatical year of the advisor in 2012 (FAPESP process No. 2011/10369-6) and followed by the master's thesis of Felipe Augusto Pires in 2014. (AU)

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