TNSRE serves the community of biomedical engineers and clinical researchers who work at the intersection of neuroscience and physical medicine. We publish novel approaches and technologies for better understanding neural systems, human movement, and the relationships between them, with a focus on assistive devices that improve life for patients, for practicing clinicians, and for everyday use.
Kristel Knaepen was born in Aalst, Belgium, in 1982. She received the M.S. degree in rehabilitation sciences and physiotherapy from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, in 2005. In 2008, she joined the Department of Human Physiology and started her Ph.D. degree on the ALTACRO project (Automated Locomotor Training using an Actuated Compliant Robotic Orthosis) conducting research on the physiological aspects of human–robot interaction during walking. In 2012, she started working on the European FP7-ICT-2011-7 CYBERLEGs (The CYBERnetic Lower-Limb Cognitive Ortho-prosthesis). Currently, her main field of interest is the neurophysiological assessment of human–robot interaction mainly through electroencephalography.
TNSRE, Featured ArticlesHuman–Robot Interaction: Kinematics and Muscle Activity Inside a Powered Compliant Knee Exoskeleton
Abstract Until today it is not entirely clear how humans interact with automated gait rehabilitation devices and how we can, based on that interaction, maximize the effectiveness of these exoskeletons. The goal of this study was to gain knowledge on the... Read more
Posted on 3 NOV 2014