A robotics perspective on experimental injury biomechanics of human body upper extremities

Mazin Hamad, Alexander Kurdas, Saeed Abdolshah, Sami Haddadin

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Abstract

Achieving a better understanding of injury mechanisms and significant factors affecting safety in robotics requires large amounts of ground-truth, medically classified biomechanical information. Representing impact data-sets as relationships between input parameters (reflected mass, velocity, injury) for different impact curvatures and test setups versus injury was previously proven to be very efficient for ensuring human safety through real-time robot control algorithms. However, such a data-driven safety framework requires enough data-sets to cover all practical collision incidents. In this work, resulting data-sets from our extensive literature review process on the human body upper extremities are summarized. We also adapt our previously developed robotics-compatible representations in terms of standardized testing setups, impact scenarios, and collision cases to distinctly categorize impact-testing experiments on the human body upper extremities. Each category can then be differentiated by a minimal representative set of test arrangements to unify the description, storage, reporting, and comparison of experimental settings and results. This way, every new impact test/incident can be easily categorized and compared against others in the developed digital database.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISR 2021 - 2021 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Safety for Robotics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages316-320
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665438629
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Mar 2021
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Safety for Robotics, ISR 2021 - Virtual, Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 4 Mar 20216 Mar 2021

Publication series

NameISR 2021 - 2021 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Safety for Robotics

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Safety for Robotics, ISR 2021
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityVirtual, Nagoya
Period4/03/216/03/21

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