Development team

Tristan Vouga

Tristan Vouga

Mechatronics engineer

Tristan Vouga, PhD student designed the mechanics of TWIICE during his PhD at the LSRO. He invented the manufacturing process that made TWIICE so flexible and lightweight.

Julien Pache

Julien Pache

Industrial design engineer

Julien Pache is a design engineer graduated from the HE-Arc Neuchâtel. Specialized in product design, he works on the adaptation of objects to their users. In the TWIICE project, he optimizes the ergonomics of the device and provides technical assistance in the production of the exoskeleton’s structure.

Romain Baud

Romain Baud

Mechanical engineer

Romain Baud, PhD is specialized in automatic control and mechatronics. In TWIICE, he designed the electronics and sensing, and programs the onboard computer and the remote supervision software.

Jemina Fasola

Jemina Fasola

Bioengineer

Jemina Fasola, PhD pursued her doctoral thesis with both the REHAssist group and the laboratory of cognitive neuroscience (LNCO). Her research interests are robot-assisted gait rehabilitation, motor learning of lateral balance and neural control of movement. In the TWIICE project, she is in charge of the user-machine interface, the training program and the human factors.

Advisors

Mohamed Bouri

Dr. Mohamed Bouri

Mohamed Bouri obtained his PhD degree from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon and joined EPFL in 1997. He is a Roboticist and is now leading the group of Rehabilitation and assistive robotics, REHAssist.

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Prof. Hannes Bleuler

Hannes Bleuler studied electrical engineering at ETH Zurich and obtained his PhD there on mechatronics (1984), before going to Japan (industry and academia) for a total of 6 years. He has been involved in the creation of start-up companies in the biomedical domain. Since 1995 he is at the Robotic Systems Lab (LSRO) at EPFL in Lausanne and also in charge of exchanges of EPFL with Japan. The LSRO Lab is developing various aspects of robotics hardware for a wide range of applications (industry, astronomy, educational and, essentially, biomedical).

Pilots

Silke

Silke

Martin

Martin