Exoskeletons - September Stammtisch

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Interested in Exoskeletons? The IEEE EPFL Student Branch kindly invites you to participate to a free and hybrid September Stammtisch dedicated to Exoskeletons on September 27th from 18:15 both in person in MED 2 1522 and on Zoom . We are very excited to have two outstanding speakers to present us their adventures in the worlds of lower limb and upper limb exoskeletons. We are looking forward to seeing you there! 



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  • Date: 27 Sep 2021
  • Time: 06:15 PM to 07:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) Bern
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https://epfl.zoom.us/j/65964478213?pwd=azdLS3Y1b0c0b2tpTjBlck41MlpNZz09

  • Station 18
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Switzerland 1015
  • Building: MED
  • Room Number: MED 2 1522



  Speakers

Luca Randazzo

Topic:

Upper limb exoskeleton

Biography:

Luca is an engineer and passionate humanist who deeply believes in science and engineering to re-set human limits. He strives to build technologies that seamlessly co-exist with the human body in our everyday lives, to fix what has been broken by chance or bad luck. Towards this goal, he co-founded and is the CEO of Emovo Care, which develops accessible exoskeletal devices to bring care directly at people's homes, the HackaHealth association, and the Hubotics initiative. He holds a Ph.D. in Robotics from EPFL, a double M.Sc. degree in Mechatronics and Automation engineering from Politecnico di Torino and Milano respectively, and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Universita' di Catania. Throughout his engineering education, he worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). 

Tristan Vouga

Topic:

Lower limb exoskeleton

Biography:

Tristan Vouga is CEO and co-founder of TWIICE, a startup dedicated to helping humans reconnect with their community thanks to wearable robotics technology. During his PhD, he developed the technology behind TWIICE and led the team that won the silver medal at the cybernetics Olympic Games called Cybathlon. His research focuses on wearable robots and how modularity can help driving their performance, enhancing human-machine interaction and reducing costs. Dr Vouga started his career in the wearable robotics field in collaboration with Prof. Miguel Nicolelis, when he developed the first lower-limb exoskeleton to achieve direct kinematic control via a brain-machine interface. As part of his research, he designed a partial orthosis that improves running speed in transfemoral amputees and the world's first exoskeleton to allow paraplegics to go ski-touring again. The overarching goal of his work is to create robots that interact smoothly with humans and integrate seamlessly with society. Tristan Vouga is the recipient of numerous awards and distinction, including the Hilti Mechatronics Award and the PERL Prize.