354-0645/02 – Biorobotics in Medicine (BvM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of RoboticsCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Zdenko Bobovský, PhD.Subject version guarantorIng. Stefan Grushko, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BOB0001 doc. Ing. Zdenko Bobovský, PhD.
GRU0037 Ing. Stefan Grushko, Ph.D.
KAR54 Ing. Ladislav Karník, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic classification of biorobotic devices used in medicine, their properties and requirements placed on them. Graduates of this course will acquire not only knowledge of biorobotic devices, but will also be able to select them for rehabilitation and prosthetic replacements.

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Biorobotic devices in medicine include rehabilitation robotic devices and biorobotic prostheses. These biorobotic health care facilities are an important area in helping people after injuries or amputation of the upper or lower limb. Robotics for healthcare rehabilitation are both stationary and mobile applications. At present, it is an area that has marked a significant development in the world and in the Czech Republic. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with biorobotic prostheses and robotic devices for rehabilitation, their properties and parameters and practical applications. They will also be acquainted with design procedures of these devices. The graduate of the course will gain an overview in the field of applications of biorobotic prosthetic devices with a focus on rehabilitation and the ability to design these devices with regard to the requirements of the applicable legislation.

Compulsory literature:

Yunhui, L., Dong, S. Biologically Inspired Robotics. CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, 2019, pp 340. ISBN 9780367381783. Encarnacao, P. Robotic Assistive Technologies. Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2017, pp. 388. ISBN 9781498745727. Xie, S. Advanced Robotics for Medical Rehabilitation. Springer International Publishing AG, 2016, pp. 343. ISBN 9783319344195.

Recommended literature:

Hooman, S. Cognitive Robotics. CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, 2015, pp 220. ISBN 9781482244564. Wynsberghe, V. Healthcare Robots. Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2015, pp. 166. ISBN 1472444337. Mingming, Z. Soft Robots for Healthcare Applications. Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2017, pp. 230. ISBN 9781785613111.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous control and point evaluation of the outcomes of the exercises. The result is a semester project.


Other requirements

There are no additional requirements for the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Course syllabus: 1. Introduction to biorobotic devices in medicine, their classification, properties, application examples. 2. General requirements for construction of biorobotic devices in medicine and parameters. 3. Biorobotic prostheses of upper and lower limbs, classification, requirements, classification. 4. Requirements connected with practical application of upper and lower limb prostheses. 5. Biorobotic exoskeletons, construction, requirements, classification. 6. General requirements for construction and parameters of biorobotic devices in rehabilitation. 7. Biorobotic mobile devices in medicine - classification, classification, requirements. 8. Biomechanical principles of mobility subsystem of mobile robotic devices in medicine. 9. Service biorobotic devices in medicine - classification, classification, requirements. 10. Biorobotic facilities facilitating the learning process for people with disabilities - classification, classification, requirements. 11. Risk analysis of biorobotic facilities facilitating the learning process for people with disabilities and current legislation. 12. Current applications of biorobotic devices in medicine in our country and in the world. 13. Special biorobotic devices in medicine. 14. Future vision of biorobotic devices in medicine. Syllabus of tutorials: 1. Assignment of a project for processing a given service task associated with the application of biorobotic equipment in medicine. 2. Performing a search for a given task. 3. Analysis of legislation and risks related to the practical implementation of the service task. 4. Detailed description of the service task. 5. Designing a suitable biorobotic device for the selected service task. 6. Implementation of biorobotic equipment into selected service task. 7. Preparation of technical report according to the teacher's request. 8. Defense and submission of the project.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40  20
        Examination Examination 60  31 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0719A270010) Robotics (S03) Service Robotics P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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