Our ability to sense the world using our body allows us to seamlessly adapt to changes in the environment and prevent injuries. In the future, our ability to perceive changes in the dynamics of our limbs, and robots attached to our limbs, can improve the way we use exoskeletons.
Using a custom-made dynamometer, I physically simulated an exoskeleton at the knee and ankle joints and tested how well users can sense changes in the dynamics (stiffness and damping) of the exoskeleton.
The results from these studies provide insight into the nervous system and serve as a blueprint for the design and control of future wearable robotic devices.
Data Analysis (MATLAB)