Biomechatronics is a contraction of biomechanics and mechatronics. In this course the function and coordination of the human motion apparatus is the central focus, and the design of assistive devices for the support of the function of the motion apparatus. Study Goals: The student must be able to:
1. Make a Problem Analysis of a given assignment in the field of the human motion apparatus and its interaction with an assistive device ; Identify the underlying cause [pathology] of the problem as presented in the assignment; Describe and explain the possible treatment options for the pathology of 1a
Translate the result of 1a into technical Design Objectives without reference to any solutions
Derive qualitative and quantitative Design Specifications from the Design Objectives, and categorize and prioritize these
Assess feedback on the Design Specification from Assignor ; 2. Optimize the assistive device application given in the assignment in energetical and control aspects; Select and apply appropriate Design Methodology and Design Methods; Generate a variety [typically at least three] of Conceptual Designs; Judiciously select the most appropriate Conceptual Design; Assess feedback on the selected Conceptual Design from Assignor; Demonstrate the plausibility or feasibility of the Conceptual Design, with special emphasis to the patient benefits.
Author: Plettenburg, D.H.
Organization: TU Delft