47831: Student Electrical Engineering or similar - Improvement of a wearable IMU-based tracking system for upper-body motion capture

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics



Area of research:

Scientific support staff,Other,Work placement



Job description:


At the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics of the DLR, namely within the Adaptive Biointerfaces Group, we are interested in detecting human motion intention from diverse biosignals from the body.


Our group works mainly in the field of prosthetics in order to help transradial amputees regain a maximum of their abilities: we use biosignals to identify different muscle patterns in the forearm and control a dexterous prosthetic hand. In addition to that, we also apply our knowledge to teleoperation of robots for future space exploration or for dangerous environments where precise bimanipulation can be needed. For this purpose, we have built a wireless body tracking device, with which you will be working.


Your task will be, by taking as an example the existing system, to build a miniaturized version of it.


Work Breakdown:


getting familiar with the existing system and hardware imagining different attachment systems and housings testing and choice of the microcontroller PCB design (and testing if time allows) housing design

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 47831