Journal of
Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
 



ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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William Lesso (1931-2015)

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Cross Cultural Seminar Inspires Multidisciplinary Learning: From Biomedical Engineering to Gerontechnology
Shigehiro Hashimoto
(pages: 1-7)

Generation Z Students: Will They Change Our Computer Science and IT Classrooms?
Lila Rajabion
(pages: 8-12)

Networking Research, Policy and Practice: Designing a District Technology Plan through Collaborative Professionalism
Lorayne Robertson, Laurie Corrigan
(pages: 13-19)

How “Publish or Perish” Can Become “Publish and Perish” in the Age of Objective Assessment of Scientific Quality
Erzsebet Dani
(pages: 20-25)

Stellar Transformer Concepts: Solar Induction Driver of Natural Disasters Forecasting with Geophysical Intelligence
Bruce Leybourne
(pages: 26-37)

Applying Individualized Symbolic Mental Structures with Four Intellectual Utilities for Implementing Cognitive Learning in Two Different Level-Physics Courses
Matthew E. Edwards
(pages: 38-42)

The Influence of TICs for the Development of SMEs (Case of Aguascalientes Mexico)
Jesús Vivanco
(pages: 43-46)

Reductionism in Everyday Life, Technology, and Science - An Exploration of What is Concealed and Revealed in Practice
Paul D. Nugent
(pages: 47-51)

The Notion of Global Data Fusion and its Application to Cyber Security
Mario Lamanna
(pages: 52-57)

Real World Experience: Developing Novel Sensors - An Interdisciplinary Approach
Suzanne K. Lunsford, Lei Zhai, William Slattery
(pages: 58-62)

On-Line E-Portfolios in Higher Education - A Multidisciplinary Approach
Suzanne K. Lunsford, William Slattery
(pages: 63-67)

The Benefits of Peer Feedback in an Online Environment
Nanda van der Stap, Risa Blair
(pages: 68-71)

A New Approach to Training and Software: Good Instruction vs. Good Software
Russell Jay Hendel
(pages: 72-79)


 

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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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