Biomechatronics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128129395


1st Edition

Authors: Marko Popovic
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128129395
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st March 2019
Page Count: 520
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Biomechatronics is rapidly becoming one of the most influential and innovative research directions defining the 21st century. Biomechatronics will provide a complete and up-to-date account of this advanced subject at the university textbook level. Each chapter in this book will be co-authored by top industry experts in the corresponding subfield, and will be led by Professor Marko B. Popovic, researcher and educator at the forefront of advances in the biomechatronics field. Beginning with an introduction to the field and its historical background, this book will delve into the most groundbreaking and recent developments in biomechatronics, such as artificial organs and tissues, prosthetic limbs, orthotic systems, wearable systems for physical augmentation, physical therapy and rehabilitation, robotic surgery, and natural and synthetic sensors.

Key Features

  • The only biomechatronics textbook written especially for students at a university level
  • Ideal for undergraduate and graduate students and researchers in the biomechanics, robotics, and biomedical engineering fields
  • Provides an overview of modern, state-of-the-art science and technology used in biomechatronics by the industry’s leading experts


Biomedical engineers, researchers in biomechatronics, biomechanics, robotics, biotechnology, engineering in medicine, mechanical and electrical engineering, health science and technology, as well as students in undergraduate and graduate-level courses in biomechatronics

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Manipulator dynamics
3. Actuators
4. Sensors
5. Control
6. Direct neural interfaces
7. Artificial organs, tissues, support systems
8. Molecular and Cellular level
9. Prosthetic limbs
10. Orthotic systems
11. Exoskeletons, exomusculatures, space suits
12. Physical therapy and rehabilitation
13. Wheelchairs and other mobility assistance
14. Robotic surgery
15. Other medical applications
16. Sports, exercise, entertainment
17. Bio-inspired robotics
18. Biomechatronics: new dawn
19. Practice problems
20. Solutions for selected problems


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About the Author

Marko Popovic

Marko B. Popovic is currently an Assistant Research Professor in the Physics Department at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Previously, Popovic held research scientist positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Belgrade University. Popovic received his Masters of Science in Physics at Ohio State University, and later his PhD in Physics at Boston University, followed by post-doctoral positions at both Harvard University and MIT. He is the author of Biomechatronics and Robotics, published in 2014 by Pan Standard Publishing. Popovic is a member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and serves as a reviewer for a number of leading journals such as The International Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabiliation and the Journal of Biomechanics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Research Professor, Physics Department, Biomedical Engineering, Robotics Engineering Program, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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