A significant number of people currently suffer from disabilities or chronic conditions, which limit their physical capability. There are three particular groups of individuals whose physical capabilities are limited:
Additionally there are individuals, who are engaged in tasks that are arduous and repetitive who could also benefit from some enhancement of their capabilities.
Modular assistive robotics systems could be used to help these groups by offering solutions to protect health and improve and prolong independence.
At Leeds our research engineers are working with doctors, scientists, designers and industry to generate novel systems.
Examples of our work include
Dr Abbas Dehghani
Professor Robert Richardson, Professor of Robotics
Dr Todd Stewart, Senior Lecturer, Medical Engineering
Dr Ozz Querin, Senior Lecturer, Structural Optimisation and Finite Element Analysis
Dr Nutapong Somjit, Lecturer, Microsensors and MEMS ICs and RFIC-MEMS integrations
Dr Marc De Kamps, Lecturer, Artificial intelligence and Biological Systems