Biomechatronics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128129395


1st Edition

Authors: Marko Popovic
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128129395
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th April 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 biomechatronics, biomechanics, robotics, and biomedical engineering fields
    • Provides an overview of state-of-the-art science and technology of modern day biomechatronics, introduced by the leading experts in this fascinating field



Students, instructors, researchers, scientists and engineers in biomechatronics, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, biomechanics, robotics, health science and technology, mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science and AI.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Kinematics and Dynamics

3. Actuators

4. Sensors: Natural and Synthetic Sensors

5. Control and Physical Intelligence

6. Direct Neural Interfaces

7. Artificial Organs, Tissues, Support Systems

8. Molecular and Cellular Level—Applications in Biotechnology and Medicine Addressing Molecular and Cellular Level

9. Prosthetic Limbs

10. Powered Orthotics: Enabling Brace Technologies for Upper and Lower Limbs

11. Exoskeletons, Exomusculatures, Exosuits: Dynamic Modeling and Simulation

12. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

13. Wheelchairs and Other Mobility Assistance

14. Feeding Systems, Assistive Robotic Arms, Robotic Nurses, Robotic Massage

15. Robotic Surgery

16. Biomechanics and Biomechatronics in Sports, Exercise, and Entertainment

17. Bio-inspired Robotics

18. Biomechatronics: A New Dawn

19. Practice Problems

20. Solutions and Hints 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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