The BALANCE project is a project dedicated to Balance Augmentation in Locomotion, through Anticipative, Natural and Cooperative control of Exoskeletons. Xsens is participating in the FP7 funded project BALANCE with a number of interesting topics, including balance monitoring, focussing on CoP.
The goal of BALANCE is to design and create a robotic exoskeleton to improve the balance performance of humans while standing and walking. This is particularly important when balance is difficult for example for people with neurological injury or in certain working conidtions for healthy people.
The exoskeleton will support the user rather than take over the control when this is not needed. Supported tasks are functional standing and walking, in a clinical, real all-day life or work environment.
For more information about the BALANCE project, visit the project website: http://www.balance-fp7.eu/