Journal of
Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
 



ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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Participatory Research with Schools to Develop Serious Games for Information Security Awareness
Margit Scholl, Regina Schuktomow
(pages: 1-8)

Difficulties in Determining Data Breach Impacts
John W. Coffey
(pages: 9-13)

Reflections on Interdisciplanary Communications - Metaperspectives; Exploring the Affective Domain
Bruce Peoples
(pages: 14-17)

Transdisciplinary Research: Bridging the Great Divide between Academic Knowledge Production and Societal Knowledge Requests
Donald Ropes
(pages: 18-22)

Integration of Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) with Real World Problem-Solving
Suzanne K. Lunsford
(pages: 23-26)

Internet of Things (IoT) and Emerging Application
Mohammad Ilyas
(pages: 27-31)

Creative Communication Strategies for Multigenerational Students
Risa Blair
(pages: 32-35)

A Vocational Approach to Universal Design in Learning (UDL)
Russell Jay Hendel
(pages: 36-41)

Distinction-Based Consulting and Decisions – Social Systems Theory and Second-Order Cybernetics as Premise for Powerful Decisions
Tilia Stingl de Vasconcelos Guedes, Philipp Belcredi
(pages: 42-48)

Epistemology and Metaphysics in Interdisciplinary Communication: Insights from Ian Barbour and Bernard Lonergan, SJ
Fr. Joseph R. Laracy
(pages: 49-54)

Digital Literacies as an Emerging Imperative in Higher Education
Lorayne Robertson
(pages: 55-60)

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Machine Learning for Critical Infrastructure Protection
Mario La Manna
(pages: 61-64)

Cybernetics of Observing Systems and Lonergan’s Generalized Empirical Method
Fr. Joseph R. Laracy, Thomas Marlowe, Edgar Valdez, Msgr. Richard Liddy
(pages: 65-70)

Competences 4.0 – How to Educate People Today to Live and Work in the World of Tomorrow?
Pawel Poszytek, Mateusz Jezowski
(pages: 71-74)

An Interdisciplinary View of Education in the Formal and Natural Sciences – From STEM to STREAM to …
Thomas J. Marlowe, Katherine G. Herbert
(pages: 75-87)

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in the Formal and Natural Sciences – A Proposal
Katherine G. Herbert, Thomas J. Marlowe
(pages: 88-92)

North American Solar Electro-Magnetic Induction Detection Network
Bruce Leybourne, Valentino Straser, Kenneth Jones, Hong-Chun Wu, Giovanni Gregori, Louis Hissink
(pages: 93-98)

Solution-Focused Consultancy Work – Practice-Oriented Application of Distinction-Based Concepts Integrating Context Factors for Resilient Solutions
Tilia Stingl de Vasconcelos Guedes, Philipp Belcredi
(pages: 99-105)


 

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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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