The AGATHE team works on the design of robotic devices to assist with medical procedures. Two types of medical applications are targeted: surgical procedures (dexterous instruments, assistance robots) and assistance to people suffering from a motor deficit (motorized orthotics and prostheses, intelligent walkers).
To develop robotic gesture assistance devices, our activities cover:
- Analysis of human gesture and motor control, in order to produce models describing kinematics and sensorimotor loops,
- Optimal design of robotic devices for increased gesture, in particular kinematic aspects and multimodal communication interfaces with users,
- The control of assistance robots by physical human-robot interaction (in particular co-manipulation) and through multimodal interaction (sensory fusion, augmented reality, etc.).
We apply our research to many fields of health:
- Minimally invasive surgery,
- Learning the medical gesture,
- Help with walking and postural stability,
- The replacement of the upper limbs,
- Neuromotor rehabilitation.
Referent contact :
Jérôme SZEWCZYK, Head of the AGATHE team