Center for Bionics
Bionics (Biology+Mechatronics) utilizes electronic devices and mechanical parts to assist humans; thereby, the core work in Bionics lies in integrating body and mechatronics.
Improving the Quality of Life

Bionics (Biology+Mechatronics) utilizes electronic devices and mechanical parts to assist humans; thereby, the core work in Bionics lies in integrating body and mechatronics.

Through vibrant collaborations between multidisciplinary research investigators, we are developing cutting-edge rehabilitation robotic and assistive robotic technologies, bionic leg, wearable biosensors, multimodal biosignal monitoring, neural interface, and technologies related to surgical guides based on medical information technologies.

Inchan Youn,Ph.D

Head

Recent
Research
Achievements
  • Development of walking rehabilitation robot series, COWALK series
    (News release in MBC, technology transfer, In the process of verifying pre-KFDA certification exam)
  • Technologies for walking intention recognition based on minimum
    numbers of sensors (99% accuracy of the detection algorithms in healthy individuals)
  • Artificial nerve networking for spinal and peripheral nerves
  • Ultrasound-based peripheral nerve regeneration, muscle rehabilitation,
    and pain control technology
  • Development of customized rehabilitation technology for stroke patients in neural plasticity evaluation and enhancement (Recipient of large grant)
  • Surgical planning/Guide SW for craniomaxillofacial reconstruction
    surgery (Technology transfer)

Neuro/Robotic Rehabilitation

Medical IT Team

Research Scope
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Active (self-directed) gait rehabilitation system through neural / bio-signal feedback

Unique mechanism design including variable stiffness actuator and gravity compensation mechanism
GRF-based walking balance control technology
Vibration stimulation technology for promoting rehabilitation effect
Personalized gait pattern generation technology considering patient’s intention and condition
Real-time walking intention recognition technology using EMG and foot pressure
Hybrid position-force controller development based on patient condition

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Next-generation medical system that combines advanced information technology

3D medical imaging based surgical planning software platform
Surgical guide and implant design technology for 3D printing
Real-time surgical navigation technology
Surgical process and resource management technology for future operating room
EEG based exercise rehabilitation and addiction treatment system

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Neural signal measurement, analysis and control technology

Neural network control technology through optical stimulation
2D planar neural electrode technology for optical stimulation
Optical probe and micro-imaging technology for nerve stimulation
Neural signal measurement and analysis technology

Teams

Center for Bionics

Neuro/Robotic Rehabilitation Team(Inchan Youn) iyoun@kist.re.kr

Medical IT Team(Laehyun Kim) laehyunk@kist.re.kr

바이오닉스연구단

뉴로/로봇 재활팀(윤인찬 박사) iyoun@kist.re.kr

Medical IT 팀 (이득희 박사) dkylee@kist.re.kr

PIs & News
02.윤인찬_
Inchan Youn
Head
+82-2-958-5913
03.박세현_
Park, Se Hyung
Principal Researcher
+82-2-958-5643
05.최귀원_
Choi, Kuiwon
Principal Researcher
02-958-5921
06.김진석_
KIM, JINSEOK
Principal Researcher
02-958-6745
07.신현준_
Shin, Hyun Joon
Principal Researcher
02-958-5778
09.김래현_
Kim, Laehyun
Kim, Laehyun
02-958-6726
10.최준호_
Choi, Junho
Principal Researcher
02-958- 6817
11.이상엽_
Lee Sang Youp
Principal Researcher
02-958-5791
12.김영준_
Youngjun Kim
Principal Researcher
02-958-5606
13.김충현_
Kim, Choong Hyun
Senior Researcher
02-958-5668
14.이종민_
LEE, JONG MIN
Senior Researcher
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16.김형민_
KIM HYUNG MIN
Senior Researcher
02-958-5695
17.이송주_
Lee, Song Joo
Senior Researcher
02-958-5645
18.최기환_
Kihwan Choi
Senior Researcher
02-958-5623
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Sungmin Han
Senior Researcher
+82-2-958-5620
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Ki Joo Pahk
Senior Researcher
+82-2-958-5697