Prof. Peter Veltink (Uni. of Twente): On-body sensing of daily-life physical interaction with the environment

Thu, 10/04/2012

Everybody is warmly welcome to attend an open talk given by a Prof. Peter Veltink on his long-term research in the area of on-body human movement sensing. The talk will be given at 3:30pm in K14 seminar room, Karlovo naměstí 13/E.

Prof. Peter Veltink is Chair Biomedical Signals and Systems, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science / MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands.

Abstract: In rehabilitation, ergonomics and sports, the performance of motor tasks performed in a daily-life setting is important. Most tasks involve dynamic interaction with the environment especially via our feet and hands. We develop sensing systems and methods to evaluate these interactions based on the measured signals. Specifically, they involve a combination of on-body movement sensing using inertial and magnetic sensing and sensing of interaction force. This combination can provide information about the dynamic characteristics of the environment and power transfer between body and environment. In addition, balance performance and arm function during grasping and handling objects can be evaluated based.

Image: Peter Veltink