Meeting in Heidelberg

At the end of the first year of SPEXOR, the consortium met at Heidelberg University, Germany on February 13-14, 2017.

Conceptual design of the monitoring system

In December 2016 we formalized the conceptual design based on the specifications from the requirements workshop. Over the last months, OBG and VUA had an intensive exchange about the used biomechanical models to consider the latest scientific approaches for the monitoring system. We now started with the implementation of the monitoring system.

Making virtual models requires real-world data

The team at UHEI developed a dynamic model of the human body. Together with the team at VUA we collected the movement and ground reaction forces of a human subject performing a series of everyday activities. We later used this data to build a multi-body dynamic model of the subject that included detailed models of several muscle groups. These are necessary so that the strength of the model varies with posture and the speed of movement just as it does in real humans.