Advancing Assistive Robotics through Intelligent Physiological Sensing

Virtual Workshop at BioRob2020

Gain insight into the use of advanced intelligent physiological sensing, exposure to the latest technology in the field, and analytical tools for practical applications that combine context-aware sensing with assistive robotics.

Advances in physiological sensing have provided catalysed innovation in the fields of assistive robotics, rehabilitation and augmentation of human performance by providing quantifiable means of learning from human movement, responding to human intention, and improving decision making capabilities for coordinating control of assistive robotic devices and augmentative technology.

In this workshop, we will introduce fundamental concepts related to intelligent sensing of physiological signals, and present applications showcasing how they can be applied to provide context-aware information for personalizing assistive devices for speech synthesis, for developing physiologically-based human-machine interfaces, and for quantifying human movement based on activity state detection.


Each talk will last approx. 20 min and will be followed by 10 min Q&A.

Dr. Paola Contessa

From Humans to Machines: The Need for Context-Aware Physiological Sensing

Assistant Director of Research
Dr. Jennifer Vojtech

Personalizing Assistive Communication Technologies through sEMG- and IMU-based Systems

Research Scientist
Dr. Michael D. Twardowski

A Motor Unit Based Human-Machine Interface for the Control of Assistive Robots

Lead Research Systems Engineer


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