2015 International Workshop on Mechanism Design for Medical Devices

  • Event title: International Workshop on Mechanism Design for Medical Devices
  • Time & Date: 09:00 AM-11:40 AM, 29 October 2015
  • Venue: IB-201 Conference Hall, International Building, Taiwan Tech
  • Organizers: Department of Mechanical Eng. (DME) & Graduate Institute of Biomedical Eng. (GIBE)


Co-organized by the Graduate Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering of Taiwan Tech, the International Workshop on Mechanism Design for Medical Devices was successfully held on 29 October 2015 at Taiwan Tech. The invited talks covers a wide range of the state-of-the-art researches on the application of mechanism design theories to biomedical engineering including surgical and rehabilitation robotics.

Programme

Time Speaker Topic
09:00
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09:10

Chung-Hsieh Kuo
(Chair of GIBE)

Opening Ceremony
09:10
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09:40

Just Herder

Towards Distributed Micromechatronical Systems with Application to Microrobotics and Medical Instruments
09:40
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10:10

Carl Nelson

Robotic Mechanisms for Surgical and Rehabilitation Applications
10:10
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10:20
Coffee break
10:20
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10:50

Amine Laribi

Synthesis of Mechanism: Application to Haptic Device for a Medical Application
10:50
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11:10

Terence Esommba

Optimal Synthesis of the Mechanical Architecture for a Craniotomy Robotic System
11:10
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11:30

Chin-Hsing Kuo

Antigravity Mechanism for Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients
11:30
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11:40
Closing remark

Speakers Info

Just Herder

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Dr. Just Herder

Professor
Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering (PME), Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands
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Biography

Just Herder is a full professor of Interactive Mechanisms and Mechatronics at Delft University of Technology (0.8 fte) and of Mechanisms and Robotics Design at the University of Twente (0.2 fte). He has widely published in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences and has received several international awards. He is an ASME fellow, Executive Committee member and Treasurer of IFToMM, board member of several international conferences, associate editor in different international journals, and Editor-in-Chief in another one. Six start-up companies have emerged from his research and he holds over a dozen international patents in different areas of mechanism design. He held visiting positions at Laval University, Canada, and at MIT, USA, as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar.

Carl Nelson

Dr. Carl Nelson

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, USA
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Biography

Dr. Carl Nelson is an associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a joint appointment in the Department of Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He received his PhD from Purdue University in 2005. Dr. Nelson's research interests include mechanical systems design and analysis, and medical robotics (including surgical and rehabilitation applications).

Amine Laribi

Dr. Amine Laribi

Associate Professor
Institut PPRIME, Université de Poitiers, France
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Biography

Professor Amine Laribi's research is conducted within the RoBioSS team in collaboration with colleagues and PhD students. They concern firstly the synthesis mechanisms. I participate in particular to developments in advanced design methods. These methods allow to integrate in an interactive and iterative process, the models of the constraints and the task at hand, to produce specialized mechanisms for carrying dextral gestures in the case of the application of minimally invasive surgery . In this context, I had the opportunity to work with colleagues on several projects. In particular, I worked on developing surgical tools and a spherical robot with four degrees of freedom (3R-1T) controlled by a haptic interface supporting these tools (master-slave system).

Chin-Hsing KUO

Dr. C.-H. Kuo

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
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Biography

Dr. Chin-Hsing KUO received his BEng and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Tamkang Univ. in 2002 and from NCKU in 2004, respectively. He was a full-time research assistant at NCKU from 2006 to 2007, followed by receiving his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from King's College London, UK in Feb. 2011. Since then, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech). Dr. KUO's research interests are focused on mechanism design for medical applications and reconfigurable mechanisms and robotics. He is an elective member of ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Committee during 2014-2020 and serves as a member for IFToMM Technical Committees for Linkages and Mechanical Controls and for Computational Kinematics. Dr. Kuo received several international conference awards including 2014 ASME Freudenstein/General Motors Young Investigator Award, Best Paper Award of 2014 Asian MMS Conference, and Best Paper Award of 2009 ASME/IFToMM ReMAR Conference.

Terence Essomba

Dr. Terence Essomba

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan
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Biography

Professor Terence Essomba received his M.S degree in Mechanics in 2009 from the University of Poitiers and his Ph.D in Robotics from the University of Orleans in 2012 (both in France). After a two-year PostDoc in Medical Robotics in Taiwan (ROC), he is now an Assistant Professor since Aug. 2015 at the National Central University, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Taiwan). His research mainly focuses on the optimal mechanism synthesis and the mechatronic design for medical device.

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