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We publish results of our work in scientific journals and make presentations at research conferences with topics ranging from neurophysiology, robotics, and machine learning.

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2022

Assessing the Efficiency of Industrial Exoskeletons with Biomechanical Modelling -- Comparison of Experimental and Simulation Results

Fritzsche, Lars; Gärtner, Christian; Spitzhirn, Michael; Galibarov, Pavel E; Damsgaard, Michael; Maurice, Pauline; Babič, Jan

Assessing the Efficiency of Industrial Exoskeletons with Biomechanical Modelling -- Comparison of Experimental and Simulation Results Inproceedings

In: Black, Nancy L; Neumann, W Patrick; Noy, Ian (Ed.): Proceedings of the 21st Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2021), pp. 353–357, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2022, ISBN: 978-3-030-74614-8.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Ergonomy, Exoskeleton Design and Control, Human Performance Augmentation, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Physical Human Robot Interaction

2021

Postural responses to sudden horizontal perturbations in tai chi practitioners

Sever, Jernej; Babič, Jan; Kozinc, Žiga; Šarabon, Nejc

Postural responses to sudden horizontal perturbations in tai chi practitioners Journal Article

In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 1–12, 2021, ISSN: 16604601.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Kinematics, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance, Sport | Links:

Comparison of subjective responses of low back pain patients and asymptomatic controls to use of spinal exoskeleton during simple load lifting tasks: A pilot study

Kozinc, Žiga; Babič, Jan; Šarabon, Nejc

Comparison of subjective responses of low back pain patients and asymptomatic controls to use of spinal exoskeleton during simple load lifting tasks: A pilot study Journal Article

In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 1–9, 2021, ISSN: 16604601.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Ergonomy, Exoskeleton Design and Control, Human Performance Augmentation, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling | Links:

Assessing the efficiency of exoskeletons in physical strain reduction by biomechanical simulation with AnyBody Modeling System

Fritzsche, Lars; Galibarov, Pavel E.; Gartner, Christian; Bornmann, Jonas; Damsgaard, Michael; Wall, Rudolf; Schirrmeister, Benjamin; Gonzalez-Vargas, Jose; Pucci, Daniele; Maurice, Pauline; Ivaldi, Serena; Babič, Jan

Assessing the efficiency of exoskeletons in physical strain reduction by biomechanical simulation with AnyBody Modeling System Journal Article

In: Wearable Technologies, vol. 2, 2021.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Ergonomy, Exoskeleton Design and Control, Human Performance Augmentation, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Physical Human Robot Interaction | Links:

Induced stabilization of center of mass decreases variability of center of pressure regardless of visual or tactile information

Gorjan, Daša; Bellicha, Angelina; Čamernik, Jernej; Bachta, Wael; Babič, Jan

Induced stabilization of center of mass decreases variability of center of pressure regardless of visual or tactile information Journal Article

In: Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 117, 2021, ISSN: 18732380.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance | Links:

2020

Characterizing forearm muscle activity in university-aged males during dynamic radial-ulnar deviation of the wrist using a wrist robot

Forman, Davis A; Forman, Garrick N; Avila-Mireles, Edwin Johnatan; Mugnosso, Maddalena; Zenzeri, Jacopo; Murphy, Bernadette; Holmes, Michael W R

Characterizing forearm muscle activity in university-aged males during dynamic radial-ulnar deviation of the wrist using a wrist robot Journal Article

In: Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 108, pp. 109897, 2020, ISSN: 18732380.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Muscle Mechanics, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling | Links:

Biomechanical evaluation of a new passive back support exoskeleton

Koopman, Axel S; Naf, Matthias; Baltrusch, Saskia J; Kingma, Idsart; Rodriguez-Guerrero, Carlos; Babič, Jan; de Looze, Michiel P; van Dieen, Jaap H

Biomechanical evaluation of a new passive back support exoskeleton Journal Article

In: Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 105, pp. 109795, 2020, ISSN: 00219290.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Ergonomy, Exoskeleton Design and Control, Human Performance Augmentation, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling | Links:

Characterizing forearm muscle activity in young adults during dynamic wrist flexion–extension movement using a wrist robot

Forman, Davis A; Forman, Garrick N; Avila-Mireles, Edwin Johnatan; Mugnosso, Maddalena; Zenzeri, Jacopo; Murphy, Bernadette; Holmes, Michael W R

Characterizing forearm muscle activity in young adults during dynamic wrist flexion–extension movement using a wrist robot Journal Article

In: Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 108, pp. 109908, 2020, ISSN: 18732380.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Muscle Mechanics, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling | Links:

Investigating the Muscular and Kinematic Responses to Sudden Wrist Perturbations During a Dynamic Tracking Task

Forman, Garrick N; Forman, Davis A; Avila-Mireles, Edwin Johnatan; Zenzeri, Jacopo; Holmes, Michael W R

Investigating the Muscular and Kinematic Responses to Sudden Wrist Perturbations During a Dynamic Tracking Task Journal Article

In: Scientific Reports, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 1-13, 2020, ISSN: 20452322.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Muscle Mechanics, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling | Links:

Editorial: Embodying Tool Use: From Cognition to Neurorehabilitation

Galli, G.; Cakmak, Y. O.; Babič, Jan; Pazzaglia, M.

Editorial: Embodying Tool Use: From Cognition to Neurorehabilitation Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. 14, 2020, ISSN: 16625161.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

Impact of the virtual-height exposure on human psychophysical parameters

Čamernik, Jernej; Kezić, Sanja; Babič, Jan

Impact of the virtual-height exposure on human psychophysical parameters Journal Article

In: Elektrotehniski Vestnik/Electrotechnical Review, vol. 87, no. 5, pp. 267–274, 2020.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

Learning Hierarchical Acquisition Functions for Bayesian Optimization

Rottmann, Nils; Kunavar, Tjaša; Babič, Jan; Peters, Jan; Rueckert, Elmar

Learning Hierarchical Acquisition Functions for Bayesian Optimization Inproceedings

In: 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 5490–5496, 2020.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Optimal Control, Postural Balance | Links:

2019

The Promise of Stochastic Resonance in Falls Prevention

White, Olivier; Babič, Jan; Trenado, Carlos; Johannsen, Leif; Goswami, Nandu

The Promise of Stochastic Resonance in Falls Prevention Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 9, no. January, pp. 1–12, 2019, ISSN: 1664-042X.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

Study of Patients Self-Training Influence on Peripheral Neuropathies Diseases Diagnosis through D.I.T.A Device

Avila-Mireles, Edwin Johnatan; Abidi, Haider; D'Imperio, Mariapaola; Scaccia, Massimiliano; Liberini, Paolo; Caldwell, Darwin G.; Cannella, Ferdinando

Study of Patients Self-Training Influence on Peripheral Neuropathies Diseases Diagnosis through D.I.T.A Device Journal Article

In: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 5435-5438, 2019, ISSN: 1557170X.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

Effect of rowing ergometer compliance on biomechanical and physiological indicators during simulated 2,000-metre race

Šarabon, Nejc; Kozinc, Žiga; Babič, Jan; Marković, Goran

Effect of rowing ergometer compliance on biomechanical and physiological indicators during simulated 2,000-metre race Journal Article

In: Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, vol. 18, pp. 264–270, 2019.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Ergonomy, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Sport

Combining Foot Placement Prediction with Obstacle Detection to Detect Tripping

Bobek, Urban; Rueckert, Elmar; Jamšek, Marko; Barišić, Saša; Babič, Jan

Combining Foot Placement Prediction with Obstacle Detection to Detect Tripping Inproceedings

In: Žemva, Andrej; Trost, Andrej (Ed.): Proceedings of the Twenty-eighth Electrotechnical and Computer Science Conference ERK 2019, pp. 110–113, Portorož, Slovenia, 2019, ISSN: 2591-0442.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Exoskeleton Design and Control, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling | Links:

2018

Understanding Human Adaptation in Squat-to-Stand movements

Čamernik, Jernej; Oztop, Erhan; Babič, Jan

Understanding Human Adaptation in Squat-to-Stand movements Inproceedings

In: 2018 Türkiye Robotbilim Konferansi, TORK 2018, pp. 245–247, Istanbul, 2018.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance, Sensorimotor Learning

2017

Power-augmentation control approach for arm exoskeleton based on human muscular manipulability

Goljat, Rok; Babič, Jan; Petrič, Tadej; Peternel, Luka; Morimoto, Jun

Power-augmentation control approach for arm exoskeleton based on human muscular manipulability Inproceedings

In: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 5929–5934, IEEE, 2017, ISSN: 10504729.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Exoskeleton Design and Control, Human Performance Augmentation, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling | Links:

Dynamic manipulability of the center of mass: A tool to study, analyse and measure physical ability of robots

Azad, Morteza; Babič, Jan; Mistry, Michael

Dynamic manipulability of the center of mass: A tool to study, analyse and measure physical ability of robots Inproceedings

In: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 3484–3490, IEEE, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-5090-4633-1.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance | Links:

Unifying Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off and Cost-Benefit Trade-Off in Human Reaching Movements

Peternel, Luka; Sigaud, Olivier; Babič, Jan

Unifying Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off and Cost-Benefit Trade-Off in Human Reaching Movements Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. 11, pp. 615, 2017, ISSN: 1662-5161.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Optimal Control | Links:

Upper Limb Exoskeleton Control for Isotropic Sensitivity of Human Arm

Goljat, Rok; Petrič, Tadej; Babič, Jan

Upper Limb Exoskeleton Control for Isotropic Sensitivity of Human Arm Incollection

In: González-Vargas, José; Ibáñez, Jaime; Contreras-Vidal, Jose L; van der Kooij, Herman; Pons, José Luis (Ed.): Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends, vol. 16, pp. 433–437, Springer International Publishing, 2017, ISBN: 978-3-319-46531-9.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Exoskeleton Design and Control, Human Performance Augmentation, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling | Links:

Hammering Does Not Fit Fitts' Law

Petrič, Tadej; Simpson, Cole S; Ude, Aleš; Ijspeert, Auke J

Hammering Does Not Fit Fitts' Law Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, vol. 11, no. May, pp. 1–12, 2017, ISSN: 1662-5188.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Optimal Control | Links:

2016

Augmentation of human arm motor control by isotropic force manipulability

Petrič, Tadej; Goljat, Rok; Babič, Jan

Augmentation of human arm motor control by isotropic force manipulability Inproceedings

In: 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 696–701, IEEE, Daejeon, 2016, ISBN: 978-1-5090-3762-9.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Force Control, Human Performance Augmentation, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling | Links:

Probabilistic Movement Models Show that Postural Control Precedes and Predicts Volitional Motor Control

Rueckert, Elmar; Čamernik, Jernej; Peters, Jan; Babič, Jan

Probabilistic Movement Models Show that Postural Control Precedes and Predicts Volitional Motor Control Journal Article

In: Scientific Reports, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 28455, 2016, ISSN: 2045-2322.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Optimal Control, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

Human motor adaptation in whole body motion

Babič, Jan; Oztop, Erhan; Kawato, Mitsuo

Human motor adaptation in whole body motion Journal Article

In: Scientific Reports, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 32868, 2016, ISSN: 2045-2322.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Human Motor Control, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

Cooperative human-robot control based on Fitts' law

Petrič, Tadej; Goljat, Rok; Babič, Jan

Cooperative human-robot control based on Fitts' law Inproceedings

In: 2016 IEEE-RAS 16th International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), pp. 345–350, IEEE, Cancun, 2016, ISBN: 978-1-5090-4718-5.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Physical Human Robot Interaction | Links:

2014

Effects of hand contact on the stability of a planar humanoid with a momentum based controller

Azad, Morteza; Babič, Jan; Mistry, Michael

Effects of hand contact on the stability of a planar humanoid with a momentum based controller Inproceedings

In: 2014 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, pp. 348–353, IEEE, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4799-7174-9.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Kinematics, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance | Links:

Effects of supportive hand contact on reactive postural control during support perturbations

Babič, Jan; Petrič, Tadej; Peternel, Luka; Šarabon, Nejc

Effects of supportive hand contact on reactive postural control during support perturbations Journal Article

In: Gait & Posture, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 441–446, 2014, ISSN: 09666362.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance | Links:

2013

Effects of Robotic Knee Exoskeleton on Human Energy Expenditure

Gams, Andrej; Petrič, Tadej; Debevec, Tadej; Babič, Jan

Effects of Robotic Knee Exoskeleton on Human Energy Expenditure Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 60, no. 6, pp. 1636–1644, 2013, ISSN: 0018-9294.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Exoskeleton Design and Control, Human Performance Augmentation, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling | Links:

2012

Analysis of musculoskeletal system responses to pertrubations during standing posture

Babič, Jan; Škorja, Goran

Analysis of musculoskeletal system responses to pertrubations during standing posture Journal Article

In: Elektrotehniski Vestnik/Electrotechnical Review, vol. 79, no. 1-2, pp. 7–12, 2012, ISSN: 00135852.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance | Links:

2004

In vivo determination of triceps surae muscle-tendon complex viscoelastic properties

Babič, Jan; Lenarčič, Jadran

In vivo determination of triceps surae muscle-tendon complex viscoelastic properties Journal Article

In: European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 92, no. 4-5, pp. 477–84, 2004, ISSN: 1439-6319.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Biarticular Muscle, Muscle Mechanics, Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling | Links:

2001

Stability analysis of four-point walking

Babič, Jan; Karčnik, Tomaž; Bajd, Tadej

Stability analysis of four-point walking Journal Article

In: Gait & Posture, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 56–60, 2001, ISSN: 09666362.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Neuromusculoskeletal Modelling, Postural Balance | Links: