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MSc Mechanical Engineering Biomechanical Design (BMD)

Master Event

Delft University of Technology

Challenge the future

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Aim Design of technical systems that • interact with biological systems (e.g., the human body) • follow the principles of biological systems (biomimetics) • • • • •

human movement human perception human control human senso-motoric behaviour nature’s paradigms and analogues Master Event

Delft University of Technology

Challenge the future

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The MSc trajectory First year (60 EC) Obligatory courses (17 EC)

Specialisation courses (15–16 EC)

Elective courses (27–28 EC)

• Control system design • Multibody dynamics B • The human controller • Man-machine systems • Experimental design, statistics, and the human

• BioRobotics • BioInspired Technology • Automotive Human Factors • Haptic Interfaces • Sports Engineering

Discuss the selection with the track coordinator to create a coherent and personalized programme.

Second year (60 EC) 1st semester Internschip (15 EC)

2nd semester Literature study (10 EC)

Graduation project (35 EC)


BioRobotics inspired by humans/nature

cope with humans/nature

Robot hands

Walking robots

Football robots

Personal robots


BioRobotics inspired by humans/nature What will you learn?

cope with humans/nature

- Design, simulate, and control robots - Study examples from nature - Model human body & brain as a control system


BioRobotics inspired by humans/nature

cope with humans/nature

What will you learn?

- Design, simulate, and control robots - Study examples from nature - Model human body & brain as a control system

Obligatory courses -

Human movement control A: Musculosceletal mechanics Human movement control B: Neuromuscular control Control systems lab Humanoid robots Control methods for robotics


BioInspired Technology inspired by humans

support humans

Multisteerable tentacles Surgeon - Instruments/devices system

  0, 05 p  0, 000 Underwater adhesives

Patient - Instruments/devices system

R 2  0,85


BioInspired Technology inspired by humans

support humans

What will you learn? - Gain knowledge about nature’s mechanical systems

- Translate bio-inspiration into bio-compatible systems - Consider force distribution in mechanisms to create tools that are easy and natural to use


BioInspired Technology inspired by humans

support humans

What will you learn? - Gain knowledge about nature’s mechanical systems

- Translate bio-inspiration into bio-compatible systems - Consider force distribution in mechanisms to create tools that are easy and natural to use

Obligatory courses -

Bioinspired design Mechanical design in mechatronics Humanoid robots Biomedical engineering design


Automotive Human Factors inspired by humans

Car instrumentation Personality tests

Multi-tasking

support/cope with humans

Traffic accidents

Predict human motion


Automotive Human Factors inspired by humans What will you learn? - Human motion control

support/cope with humans

- Car-driver system analysis and control - Feedback from the car to the driver - Driver training


Automotive Human Factors inspired by humans

support/cope with humans

What will you learn? - Human motion control

- Car-driver system analysis and control - Feedback from the car to the driver - Driver training

Obligatory courses -

Human movement control A: Musculosceletal mechanics Human movement control B: Neuromuscular control Automotive crash safety: Active/passive safety systems Vehicle mechatronics Vehicle dynamics A


Haptic interfaces inspired by humans

support humans

Haptic steering wheel

R 2  0,85

Master-slave interfaces

Haptic gas pedal


Haptic Interfaces inspired by humans What will you learn?

support humans

-Restore physical interaction (tele-operation) -Simulate physical interaction (medical and automotive simulators) -Enhance physical interaction (additional guidance for rehabilitation or driver support)


Haptic Interfaces inspired by humans

support humans

What will you learn?

-Restore physical interaction (tele-operation) -Simulate physical interaction (medical and automotive simulators) -Enhance physical interaction (additional guidance for rehabilitation or driver support)

Obligatory courses - Human movement control A: Musculosceletal mechanics - Human movement control B: Neuromuscular control - Haptic systems design - Systems identification and parameter estimation


Sports Engineering inspired by humans

support humans

Training

Understanding the human body

Design of interfaces


Sports Engineering inspired by humans What will you learn?

support humans

-Extreme performance of the human body -Optimization of human-sport equipment interface -Optimization of sport technique


Sports Engineering inspired by humans

support humans

What will you learn?

-Extreme performance of the human body -Optimization of human-sport equipment interface -Optimization of sport technique

Obligatory courses - Human movement control A: Musculosceletal mechanics -

Human movement control B: Neuromuscular control Bio Mechatronics Tissue Biomechanics of Bone, Cartilage and Tendon Special topics in sports engineering 6 to 12 EC from VU (e.g., Intermuscular load sharing)


BioMechanical Design

HUMAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS


Research

• Cutting-end knowledge • High-level research • State-of-the-art laboratories


BMD versus BME

BMD HUMAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS design of mechanics, control engineering, biorobotics

BME CLINICAL ASPECTS clinically oriented, design a/o research in medical industry


Pre-Master program HBO

Candidates holding a BSc degree from a Dutch institute of higher education (HBO) may be admitted to the MSc subject after: • completion of a pre-Master's programme (conversion course)

More details at studyguide.tudelft.nl


Pre-Master program HBO


From other BSc programs


After the Msc Your first employer: Examples • Shell, Philips, consultants, Tebodin, Corus, Akzo (like any other mechanical engineer) • Universities & research institutes: TNO • Other sectors: Finance, Management, Consultancy, Government •Spin-offs


BioMedical Design