As you might have noticed, I have been a bit silent for more than a year now. In case you were wondering, I am fine, just that life became quite busy this last year. I will try to update this blog with the most important news since last year not necessarily in the order that they happened.

One of the things that kept me mostly busy this period was the BETER REHAB project. The project was about robotic rehabilitation using a robot manipulator based on the intention of the patient. Well, the project was supposed to end in April 2020, but due to the CoVID-19 pandemic, the end was postponed until June 2020. This was necessary to perform the final measurements for the project, which was impossible to do during the lock-down period of March and April.

We have managed to bring together all the individual elements of the project (intention prediction, trajectory planning, trajectory execution, validation) and perform the measurements with healthy volunteers. We managed to demonstrate that we are able to assist people in performing motions based solely on the intention prediction and therefore reach the final objective of the BETER REHAB project.

We are still busy with disseminating all the results from the project, but the project is officially over. I would like to thank Lucian Busoniu for all his support during the project, not only on technical aspects, but also on all the paperwork involved! I would also like to thank the people at UEFISCDI for their help and clarifications provided on all my questions.

Lecturer on Robotics and Biomechanics
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