Achilles travelling around Europe

The Achilles has been travelling a lot the last weeks. It started in Enschede where it was upgraded and used for tests with the NMC’s and preliminary balance tests with healthy subjects. From there it went to Rome for the balance tests with the Symbitron test pilots and from Rome it went to London for…

M24 Symbitron Progress meeting

From 23-25 November 2015, the M24 Symbitron progress meeting was held at the Imperial College campus in London. The first day of this meeting was combined with a Scientific Advisory Board meeting. Three SAB members were updated on the progress made in the first two years of the project via short presentations. At the end…

Achilles tests with Symbitron test pilots in Rome

From 17 to 19 November, the Achilles was tested by two Symbitron test pilots (group I) in two different experiments. In the first experiment different controllers for balancing with the Achilles were evaluated and in the second experiment the balancing performance of the subjects while receiving vibrotactile feedback about the Center of Mass or the…

Slow walking experiments

From 21-23 September slow-walking experiments have been performed in at UTwente. 10 healthy subjects walked for several minutes at very low speeds, while EMG, motion capture and ground reaction force data was collected. The results will be used to upgrade the NMC models to suit very slow walking speeds as well.

Symbitron wiki launched

We've launched our own Symbitron wiki! On this wiki (www.symbitron.eu/wiki) we will place documentation that is helpful for Symbitron members, but might also be useful for others and is therefore open for everbybody to visit. If you want to contribute to the wiki, please send an email to: info at symbitron dot eu, and an account…

Successful evaluation 1st year Symbitron project

18 December 2014 the Symbitron project was externally reviewed by the project officer of the European Commission, two experts in the field of wearable exoskeletons and an innovation expert. During the day, the progress made in the first year of the project was presented by all Symbitron members. Furthermore, a nice demo of the Achilles in…

Symbitron meeting in Rome

On Monday the 6th of October we had a meeting in Rome (at FSL) to discuss possible experiments that can performed in Rome in the near future. However, the main goal of this meeting was to meet 5 of the 'test pilots' of the Symbitron project. For all Symbitron test pilots a patient-specific exoskeleton will be…