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Within the European project MUNDUS, an assistive framework was developed for the support of arm and hand functions during daily life activities in severely impaired people. This contribution aims at designing a feedback control system for Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) to enable reaching functions in people with no residual voluntary control(More)
MUNDUS is an assistive framework for recovering direct interaction capability of severely motor impaired people based on arm reaching and hand functions. It aims at achieving personalization, modularity and maximization of the user’s direct involvement in assistive systems. To this, MUNDUS exploits any residual control of the end-user and can be adapted to(More)
Upper extremity motion in humans is complex and irregular. An orthosis designer cannot count on cyclic procedures or repetitions. When designing a bracing system for the upper limb, this complexity is challenging and therefore it is essential to know about the necessary torques, angular velocities and joint ranges. In this study, we took a closer look at(More)
INTRODUCTION. The importance of the discovery of jarosite at the Meridiani Planum region of Mars [1] is discussed. Terrestrial studies demonstrate that jarosite requires a unique environment for its formation. Jarosite crystallizes from highly acidic (pH < 4) aqueous solutions under highly oxidizing conditions from S-rich brines. A likely scenario for(More)
– This contribution investigates the restoration of reaching function in patients with upper motor neuron lesion. Within the EU project MUNDUS a novel control strategy for a neuro-prosthesis has been developed. Functional arm movements are generated by applying controlled Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) to the shoulder deltoid muscle and the(More)
Introduction: Comparative planetary mineralogy studies [1-3] have shown that chemical signatures in plagioclase feldspar reflect planetary and igneous constraints on the magmas from which it crystallized. Although plagioclase forms relatively late in most crystallization sequences, it is a common mineral in nearly all basalts, and its structure incorporates(More)
Introduction: Previous studies[1,2,3,4] have demonstrated that the f O2 in martian shergottites varies by at least 3 log units and is correlated with geochemi-cal parameters such as LREE/HREE, initial 87 Sr/ 86 Sr, and initial ε Nd. These correlations have been interpreted to indicate the presence of reduced, incompatible element-depleted and oxidized,(More)
Introduction: As part of the joint LPI and NASA iniative " Oxygen in the Solar System " , we have been developing V valence oxybarometers (VVOs), as measured in basaltic phases. Vanadium exists as V 2+ , V 3+ , V 4+ , and V 5+ [1, 2], and VVOs can record at least 8 orders of magnitude in fO 2 , allowing for applicability to both oxidized and reduced magmas.(More)
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