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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

A Human-Robot Collaboration Framework for Improving Ergonomics During Dexterous Operation of Power Tools

Kim, Wansoo; Peternel, Luka; Lorenzini, Marta; Babič, Jan; Ajoudani, Arash

A Human-Robot Collaboration Framework for Improving Ergonomics During Dexterous Operation of Power Tools Journal Article

In: Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, vol. 68, pp. 102084, 2021, ISSN: 07365845.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Ergonomy, Human Performance Augmentation, Human-in-the-Loop Control, Physical Human Robot Interaction | Links:

Human pressure tolerance and effects of different padding materials with implications for development of exoskeletons and similar devices

Kozinc, Žiga; Babič, Jan; Šarabon, Nejc

Human pressure tolerance and effects of different padding materials with implications for development of exoskeletons and similar devices Journal Article

In: Applied Ergonomics, vol. 93, 2021, ISSN: 18729126.

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

The medial‐lateral pedal force component correlates with q‐angle during steady‐state cycling at different workloads and cadences

Fonda, Borut; Babič, Jan; Šarabon, Nejc

The medial‐lateral pedal force component correlates with q‐angle during steady‐state cycling at different workloads and cadences Journal Article

In: Applied Sciences (Switzerland), vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 1–8, 2021, ISSN: 20763417.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Ergonomy, Human Performance Augmentation, 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:

2020

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:

SPEXOR passive spinal exoskeleton decreases metabolic cost during symmetric repetitive lifting

Baltrusch, Saskia J; van Dieen, Jaap H; Koopman, Axel S; Naf, Matthias; Rodriguez-Guerrero, Carlos; Babič, Jan; Houdijk, Han

SPEXOR passive spinal exoskeleton decreases metabolic cost during symmetric repetitive lifting Journal Article

In: European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 120, no. 2, pp. 401–412, 2020, ISSN: 1439-6319.

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

Objective and Subjective Effects of a Passive Exoskeleton on Overhead Work

Maurice, Pauline; Čamernik, Jernej; Gorjan, Daša; Schirrmeister, Benjamin; Bornmann, Jonas; Tagliapietra, Luca; Latella, Claudia; Pucci, Daniele; Fritzsche, Lars; Ivaldi, Serena; Babič, Jan

Objective and Subjective Effects of a Passive Exoskeleton on Overhead Work Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 152–164, 2020, ISSN: 1534-4320.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Ergonomy, Exoskeleton Design and Control, Kinematics, Physical Human Robot Interaction, Postural Balance | Links:

2019

Evaluation of PAEXO, a novel passive exoskeleton for overhead work

Maurice, Pauline; Čamernik, Jernej; Gorjan, Daša; Schirrmeister, Benjamin; Bornmann, Jonas; Tagliapietra, Luca; Latella, Claudia; Pucci, Danielle; Fritzsche, Lars; Ivaldi, Serena; Babič, Jan

Evaluation of PAEXO, a novel passive exoskeleton for overhead work Journal Article

In: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, vol. 22, no. sup1, pp. S448–S450, 2019, ISSN: 1025-5842.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Ergonomy, Exoskeleton Design and Control, Physical Human Robot Interaction | 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

2017

Towards ergonomic control of human-robot co-manipulation and handover

Peternel, Luka; Kim, Wansoo; Babič, Jan; Ajoudani, Arash

Towards ergonomic control of human-robot co-manipulation and handover Inproceedings

In: 2017 IEEE-RAS 17th International Conference on Humanoid Robotics (Humanoids), pp. 55–60, IEEE, Birmingham, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-5386-4678-6.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Ergonomy, Physical Human Robot Interaction | Links:

SPEXOR: Towards a Passive Spinal Exoskeleton

Rijcke, Laura De; Näf, Matthias; Rodriguez-Guerrero, Carlos; Graimann, Bernhard; Houdijk, Han; van Dieën, Jaap; Mombaur, Katja; Russold, Michael; Sarabon, Nejc; Babič, Jan; Lefeber, Dirk

SPEXOR: Towards a Passive Spinal Exoskeleton 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. 325–329, Springer International Publishing, 2017, ISBN: 978-3-319-46531-9.

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

SPEXOR: Spinal Exoskeletal Robot for Low Back Pain Prevention and Vocational Reintegration

Babič, Jan; Mombaur, Katja; Lefeber, Dirk; van Dieën, Jaap; Graimann, Bernhard; Russold, Michael; Šarabon, Nejc; Houdijk, Han

SPEXOR: Spinal Exoskeletal Robot for Low Back Pain Prevention and Vocational Reintegration Incollection

In: González-Vargas, José; Ibáñez, Jaime; Contreras-Vidal, Jose L; van der Kooij, Herman; Pons, José Luis (Ed.): Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends, pp. 311–315, Springer International Publishing, 2017.

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

2016

Holding a Handle for Balance during Continuous Postural Perturbations—Immediate and Transitionary Effects on Whole Body Posture

Čamernik, Jernej; Potočanac, Zrinka; Peternel, Luka; Babič, Jan

Holding a Handle for Balance during Continuous Postural Perturbations—Immediate and Transitionary Effects on Whole Body Posture Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. 10, pp. 486, 2016, ISSN: 1662-5161.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Ergonomy, Postural Balance, Sensorimotor Learning | Links:

2011

Utilization of human sensorimotor learning capacity for obtaining novel robot behaviours: 2-DOF ball balancing on a parallel platform

Babič, Jan

Utilization of human sensorimotor learning capacity for obtaining novel robot behaviours: 2-DOF ball balancing on a parallel platform Inproceedings

In: 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, pp. 1778–1782, IEEE, Karon Beach, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-4577-2138-0.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Ergonomy, Machine Learning, Sensorimotor Learning | Links: