Shahrul Naim Sidek

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Unicycle mobile robot main advantages over multi-wheeled mobile robot are higher degree of mobility and less space as it only has one wheel to move. The system developed consists of two parts which are the lower and the upper parts. The lower part is composed of a wheel which is moving back and forth to stabilize the pitch angle. Meanwhile, the upper part(More)
Limb loss is a growing problem in Malaysia and the rest of the world due to the increasing number of industrial accidents, diseases and armed conflicts. After a tragic incident resulting in an amputation or paralysis, the disabled individual needs to be assisted with all possible technological means to improve his quality of life. A cybernetic prosthesis is(More)
In the memory of my Father iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS These past few years have been a time of challenge, and growth for my research as well as myself. Much has changed since I first walked into the compound of Vanderbilt School of Engineering five years ago. One thing that has remained consistent is the support of many people and my passion for the applicable(More)
Hand grip strength plays a vital role in performing basic daily tasks such as holding an object. These tasks require a lot of effort from the muscles in the forearm. In this paper, we study the relationship between the muscular effort of the flexor muscles in the forearm and hand grip strength. In order to do that, an electronic circuit was constructed to(More)
In this study an interactive exercise technique is developed to cater to bedridden and wheelchair bound individuals, in order for them to remain both mentally and physically alert despite their immobility. The sedentary lifestyle common among bedridden and wheelchair bound individuals leads to a variety of problems such as stiff muscles and numbness in(More)
Restoring human limb that is lost due to accidents or amputation because of vascular diseases with prosthesis is one challenging issue in engineering field. The loss of human body, especially the upper and lower limbs will limit the daily activities of patient in many ways. There were many studies that had been done previously in developing prostheses which(More)
This paper elaborates the basic structure of a machine learning system in classifying affective state. There are several techniques in classifying the states depending on the type of input-output dataset. A proper selection of techniques is crucial in determining the success rate of the system prediction. The paper proposes a machine learning technique in(More)
Human hand functions range from precise-minute handling to heavy and robust movements. Developing an artificial thumb which can mimic the actions of a real thumb precisely is a major achievement. Despite many efforts dedicated to this area of research, control of artificial thumb movements in resemblance to our natural movement, still poses as a challenge.(More)
Human Robot Interaction is a multidisciplinary field which involves developing, perceiving and assessing robotic systems. In effective communication, the understanding of emotions and intentions are essential. A robotic system that is capable of recognizing emotion states and synthesizing proper response would be beneficial for Human Robot Interaction(More)
Loss of human limbs that are caused by traumatic accidents, vascular diseases and diabetes that lead to amputation has great impact to the well-being of the affected segment of societies. They usually require prostheses to restore the original functionality of the missing limbs so to be able to assist them in the activities of daily living. Extensive works(More)