EXOTIC

ASSISTIVE PERSONAL ROBOTICS PLATFORM WITH AN EXOSKELETON USING THE TONGUE FOR INTELLIGENT CONTROL AS A USE CASE (EXOTIC)

Forskningstema

Community based care and technology‐supported health.

resumé

Population ageing is challenging the number of available caregivers for individuals with functional disabilities. Exoskeleton (Exo) technology has a great potential to both rehabilitate and empower disabled citizens and to protect caregivers from injuries. However, the technology is facing a paradox: The larger the disability, the larger the potential of using an Exo, and yet the harder it is to control it. Additionally, if the technology is not acceptable for the user it will not be used.

Acceptance requires an aesthetic system that is applicable in daily life. Therefore, this project concerns a user-based, tongue-controlled arm/hand Exo as a platform for worldleading research on a full-body AAU bio-exoskeleton: the EXOTIC.

Relation to the AAU strategy: Close interdisciplinary collaboration is essential to unite user centred-design, bio-interfacing, artificial intelligence, control and mechanics into the biocontrolled Exo and ensure its societal anchoring.

Assistive personal robotics is highly prioritized in H2020 (Investing 700 million € over 7 years in robotics), FORSK2025 and Innovation Fund Denmark.

Video

Se video af Lotte N. S. Andreasen Struijks oplæg om EXOTIC (Oplæget er fra markeringsevent d. 4. december 2017).

 

Projektansvarlig

Projektdeltagere

Ekstern samarbejdspartner

Helge Kasch

Forskningsansvarlig overlæge
Vestdansk Center for Rygmarvsskade

OPENING SEMINAR FOR THE EXOTIC PROJECT

 


Friday 21 September 2018 the EXOTIC project held an opening seminar. 

 

Click here for article about the event (In danish, english version coming up soon). 

Panel of experts for EXOTIC

Director Kurt Nielsen, Center for Robotics, Danish Technological Institute;

Administrative Manager Charlotte Villadsen, Empowering Industry and Research;

Investment Manager Steen Palle, Borean Innovation;

Head of Development, Søren Bjerregaard Pedersen, North Denmark EU Office;

IT Director Klaus Larsen, North Denmark Region;

Head of Physiotherapy Lasse Thulstrup, Test and Development Center for Welfare Technology, Viborg;

Director Inga Fryd, Centre for Welfare Technology North.

Direktionsansvarlig for indsatsområdet forskning

Lars Hvilsted Rasmussen, dekan, SUND

Projektleder: Lasse Panny Pedersen, fuldmægtig, Fakultetskontoret for ENGINEERING, SUND og TECH.

Strategisekretariat

Louise Bredgaard, projektleder, "Viden for verden": lb@adm.aau.dk
Andy V.S. Madsen, kommunikation, "Viden for verden": avm@adm.aau.dk