This workshop will provide a platform to discuss the emerging techniques and paradigms of movement augmentation as well as how it can be applied in medical robotics.

Through a series of presentations and interactive panel discussions we will evaluate the potential and limitations of the field while also identifying the key future challenges for both research and industry to address.

8 engineers, surgeons and members of industry working in related fields will present their research and discuss the issues of human movement augmentation with particular focus on the applications of surgical robotics and the rehabilitation/restoration of individuals after hemiplegia.

There will also be a live Q&A session allowing the audience to join the discussion.

Date: Sunday 26th June 2022

Time: 08:00 – 16:00

Programme

07:30 – 08:00 Registration & Coffee
08:00 – 08:20 Prof. Etienne Burdet: Welcome & Introduction
08:20 – 09:00 Dr. Yanpei Huang: Three-hand surgery: hand-free control strategies in robotic surgery to command the third surgical tool
09:00 – 09:40 Prof. Dario Farina: Non-invasive signals for movement augmentation through motor unit decomposition
09:40 – 10:20 Prof. Carsten Mehring: Movement augmentation: What exists in nature and how to extend that to artificial devices 
10:20 – 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 – 11:20 Dr Mattia Pinardi: Sensory feedback for movement augmentation
11:20 – 12:00 Prof Andrea D’Avella: Muscular null space in motor learning and for motor augmentation
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 14:20 Profs Guillaume Morel and Brice Gayet: Robotic augmentation in surgery: the roboticist and surgical perspective
14:20 – 14:40 Coffee Break
14:40 – 15:20 Prof. Domenico Prattichizzo: Human sensorimotor augmentation via wearable interfaces and supernumerary robotic limbs: the intrinsic kinematic nullspace
15:20 – 15:55 Prof. Dagmar Sternad: Adaptation, Learning and Retention for Human Augmentation of Postural Balance in Standing and Walking
15:55 – 16:00 Dr. Jonathan Eden: Closing Remarks


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the potential of human motor augmentation for surgery and assistive robotics;
  • Explore the opportunities and limitations of human augmentation in robotic surgery;
  • Understand how surgical procedures could incorporate human augmentation (microsurgery, minimally invasive etc.);
  • Knowledge of the current state of the art of augmentation technologies in surgical and rehabilitation robotics and how current research can be translated into industry;
  • Consideration of how to command robotic augmentation devices including what to make an automatic behaviour;
  • Explore how human augmentation has been used to restore functions to people after stroke;
  • Knowledge of how the integration of feedback can improve user performance with prostheses and human augmentation.

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This workshop is worth 6 CPD points, please register to qualify for certification.

Speakers

Dr. Yanpei Huang

Yanpei Huang is a post-doctoral researcher in Human Robotics Group, at the Department of Bioengineering,…

  • Talk: Three-hand surgery: hand-free control strategies in robotic surgery to command the third surgical tool
  • Role: Speaker

Prof. Carsten Mehring

Carsten Mehring is Professor of Neurobiology and Neurotechnology working at the Bernstein Center of the…

  • Talk: Movement augmentation: What exists in nature and how to extend that to artificial devices
  • Role: Speaker

Prof. Dario Farina

Dario Farina is Professor and Chair of neurorehabilitation engineering at the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial…

  • Talk: Non-invasive signals for movement augmentation through motor unit decomposition
  • Role: Speaker

Prof. Andrea D’Avella

Andrea d’Avella is Professor of Physiology at University of Messina and Team Leader at Fondazione…

  • Talk: Muscular null space in motor learning and for motor augmentation
  • Role: Speaker

Prof. Domenico Prattichizzo

Domenico Prattichizzo is professor of Haptics and Robotics at University of Siena and a Senior…

  • Talk: Human sensorimotor augmentation via wearable interfaces and supernumerary robotic limbs: the intrinsic kinematic nullspace
  • Role: Speaker

Prof. Dagmar Sternad

Dagmar Sternad is a Professor of Biology at Northeastern University, USA and the Director of…

  • Talk: Adaptation, Learning and Retention for Human Augmentation of Postural Balance in Standing and Walking
  • Role: Speaker