Journal of
Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
 



ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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Exploration of Acquisition Based Dynamic Capabilities Underpinning a Reinvention of Business Models in Technology-Related M&A Process
Andrejs Cirjevskis
(pages: 1-6)

Hurricane Irma 2017: Relationships with Lightning, Gravity, and Earthquakes
Bruce Leybourne
(pages: 7-13)

Different Methodologies in Treating Uncertainty (Invited Paper)
Areeg Abdalla
(pages: 14-19)

Extension to the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM): For Elderly
Sandra-Dinora Orantes-Jiménez, María-Elena Reyes-Castellanos, Guohua Sun
(pages: 20-27)

A Tale of Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication Systems Engineering
Ran Giladi
(pages: 28-33)

An Educational Framework for Decision-Making and Problem-Solving
Ariyoshi Kusumi, Kayoko Kobayashi
(pages: 34-38)

The Equilibrium and Risk Analysis of Internet Finance under Social Networks Influence
Chuanmin Mi, Qing Zhang, Ching-Torng Lin
(pages: 39-43)

Automating Open Source Software License Information Generation in Software Projects
Sergius Dyck, Daniel Haferkorn, Christian Kerth, André Schoebel
(pages: 44-49)

Methodology for GIS-Based Assessment of Rural School Transport Routes in Espírito Santo, Brazil
Marcelo Franco Porto, Nilson Tadeu Ramos Nunes, Raphael Bruno Alves Teixeira, Patrícia Baracho Porto, Lucas Vinícius Ribeiro Alves, Renata Maria Abrantes Baracho
(pages: 50-54)

Ethnography with Intercultural Competence and Visual Thinking for Real Life Problem Solving
Sukjin Kang, Seungryul Lee
(pages: 55-57)

Spatialization of Medical Care in the Private Network of the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) from 2007 to 2016
Carlos Miguel Freire Silva, Leônidas Conceição Barroso
(pages: 58-63)

Broadband Enabled Fabric for Public Libraries in Canada
Mirza Kamaludeen, Salam Ismaeel, Franca Petrocelli, Carm Scarfo, Soussan Tabari
(pages: 64-69)

IT Strategies for Globalization Impact in de the SMEs (Aguascalientes Mexico Case)
Jesús Salvador Vivanco, Ma. del Carmen Martínez
(pages: 70-73)

Health Wellness Monitoring Using the Scaling Exponent: A Heartbeat Interval Time Series Analysis
Toru Yazawa, Hiroyuki Kitajima
(pages: 74-80)

Assignment of Resources in Distributed Systems
David L. La Red Martínez, Julio C. Acosta, Federico Agostini
(pages: 81-87)


 

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Human Walk Modeled by PCPG to Control a Lower Limb Neuroprosthesis by High-Level Commands

Matthieu Duvinage, Thierry Castermans, Rene Jimenez-Fabian, Thomas Hoellinger, Mathieu Petieau, Olivier Verlinden, Guy Cheron, Thierry Dutoit


Current active leg prostheses do not integrate the most recent advances in Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) and bipedal robotics. Moreover, their actuators are seldom driven by the subject’s intention. This paper aims at showing a summary of our current results in the field of human gait rehabilitation. In a first prototype, the main focus was on people suffering from foot drop problems, i.e. people who are unable to lift their feet. However, current work is focusing on a full active ankle orthosis. The approach is threefold: a BCI system, a gait model and an orthosis. Thanks to the BCI system, patients are able to generate high-level commands. Typically, a command could represent a speed modification. Then, a gait model based on a programmable central pattern generator is used to generate the adequate kinematics. Finally, the orthosis is tracking this kinematics when the foot is in the air, whereas, the orthosis is mimicking a spring when the foot is on the ground.

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