April 01, 2015

Helping Hands at the Science Museum

On 1st and 2nd April, engineers from the BioMechatronics Lab presented their latest developments in advanced robotic control the Science Museum and visitors were able to see and interact with the cutting edge technology. Visitors to the museum were able to use Mechanomyography (the sounds generated through muscle movement) to control a number of effectors, such a prosthetic hand and a bike. Visitors were also able to test movement tracking technology, and test their boxing skills with the Cornerman project.

The Antennae Live Helping Hands event proved to be very popular, with a near constant stream of volunteers over the course of the two days. That people were able to complete the demonstrations with no training or calibration is continues to advance the belief that these devices could one day be used to help people recover from injuries, as well as create useful sporting gadgets.

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November 30, -0001

Corner Smart Boxing System

BBC Sport has just published a feature on the Corner Smart Boxing System, spun out of our laboratory by Biomechatronics student Charles Burr

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