Harmonizing Mechanical and Human Systems in Biomechatronics
In recent years, there has been a growing corpus of research on human-robot interactions, human-machine interfaces, and intelligent devices based on human applications; yet, these studies have mostly ignored how to harmonize interactions between mechatronic systems and humans in the loop. This is one of the most important aspects to consider when assessing the success of any mechatronic system on humans. The papers in this volume explore the cutting-edge of this field, examining how the efficacy of such bio mechatronic devices can be assessed and improved. There are 19 papers in total that look into Electromyography (EMG) and Electroencephalography (EEG), tactile feedback, external devices such as exoskeletons and prosthetic devices for assistance and rehabilitation, novel techniques such as machine learning and intelligent computation, and experimental evaluation or validation. The following paragraphs are intended to provide an overview of the contents of this eBook. These are divided into three distinct categories: (A) New exoskeletons for help and training, (B) Bio mechatronics advanced humanmachine interfaces, and (C) Experimental results and validation.