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Guest lecture by Ben Hallworth

Ben Hallworth will give a lecture on: A Unified Modular Platform for Assessing Novel Human-Machine Interfaces in Prosthetics

Time

15.10.2019 kl. 09.30 - 10.00

Description

Abstract

In this talk, I highlight the importance of the physical interface between a user and their prosthesis and why a close approximation to conventional prosthetic sockets is needed to accurately assess the efficacy of novel prosthetic control strategies. I will also provide a brief overview of the expanding area of closed-loop prosthetic control strategies and demonstrate how the modular socket platform, developed jointly at the BLINC Lab and DLR, facilitates exploration of these strategies while remaining representative of conventional prosthetic sockets.

Short Bio

I am currently completing my BSc in Mechanical (Biomedical) Engineering at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. I have been a Researcher in the Bionic Limbs for Improved Natural Control (BLINC) Lab for 3 years under Drs. Jacqueline Hebert and Patrick Pilarski and am currently a Guest Research Scientist in Dr. Castellini’s Adaptive Biointerfaces Group at the DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen. My previous work has focused on producing conventional prosthetic sockets using additive manufacturing techniques, as well as the development of upper-body exoskeletons to prevent musculo-skeletal injuries.

Address

Fredrik Bajers Vej 7C, C2-209

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