The so-called bio-robot makes movement disorders easily comprehensible for scinetists in the real physical world. The so-called bio-robot makes movement disorders easily comprehensible for scinetists in the real physical world.

April 13, 2017 / Lisa Pietrzyk

With a bio-robot at the Hannover Fair 2017

SimTech from April 24 – 28 2017 at the world's most important industrial fair
[Picture: University of Stuttgart]

This year as well the Cluster of Excellence SimTech will be presenting its forward-looking research achievements at the Hanover Fair, the global exhibition forum for product innovations along the entire industrial value-added chain. As a co-exhibitor at the “Baden-Württemberg Joint Stand“which is organized by Baden-Württemberg International (bw-i), the competence center of the state on the internationalism of business, science and research, the University of Stuttgart will be showing the visiting public from all over the world its research achievements at the forefront of scientific-technological progress. With its fair activities, SimTech is underlining the necessity of rapidly transferring findings from research to industrial innovations.

Here you'll find SimTech: Hall 2, Stand A18

The trade fair appearance by the University will be taking place between 24th and 28th April in the framework of the leading fair “Research & Technology“ in Hall 2. This leading fair for research, development and technology transfer makes the interaction between science and business the subject of discussion as a crowd-puller at the Hanover Fair.

Bio-robots help to understand the human body
Computers and robots not only facilitate work but can also help us to get a better understanding of ourselves. A robot visualizes movement disorders with artificial muscles and thereby simplifies the explanation process.

At the Stuttgart Research Center for Simulation Technology, we develop simulation technologies for the solution of complex problems, e.g., in medicine. Developing an Overall Human Model to predict the interaction of the human body with its environment is on vision of SimTech. We investigate the interaction between neural control and the musculo-skeletal system to unterstand  movement impairments in patients with neuro-degenerative diseases.

At the Hannover Fair, we will present a simulation predicting the difference between healthy and pathological movement. Furthermore, we will present a bio-inspired robot - actuated by artificial muscles - helping us to study movement disorders in the real physical world. This project is a cooperation with the Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research Tübingen and part of the new Regional Research Alliance „Human System“ between University of Stuttgart und University of Tübingen.


Syn Schmitt
Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Syn Schmitt

Participating Researcher, Director of the Institute for Modelling and Simulation of Biomechanical Systems

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