RoboGym - revolutionary training not only for top athletes

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What impact will technologies available today have on fitness training in the future? Can robots be used for strength training and thus possibly achieve improved training results? What do elite sports, strength training in old age and rehabilitation have in common? The RoboGym development team is addressing these and similar questions in a research project supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (RoSylerNT). Over the past three years, experts from RWTH Aachen University, the German Sport University Cologne and BEC GmbH have jointly developed a multifunctional robotic strength training device that will, on the one hand, help athletes to further increase their own performance and shorten downtimes after an injury. On the other hand, it can be adapted to the individual requirements of the user and is also suitable for joint-friendly training in old age, thus maintaining muscle strength and preventing injuries.
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BEC GmbHZ3.A59BEC develops robotics for medical technology and is certified according to DIN EN ISO 13485. The product portfolio includes robotic applications for patient positioning, intervention and strength training.Intervention"guidoo" is a robotic assistance system. Based on VT imaging data, guidoo supports the practitioner in safe navigation and positioning. For example, its robotic arm guides a needle sleeve to the planned puncture site. The specialist inserts the biopsy needle through a guide sleeve, while guidoo supports positioning and angulation of the needle and specifies the insertion depth. This increases the hit rate, avoids control scans and protects the patient.RadiotherapyThe patient positioning system exacure enables high-precision irradiation of tumors. It includes more than 15 years of experience in robotic patient positioning and is successfully used in proton, ion, and boron neutron capture therapy. In the field of BNCT, it is the first certified complete system on the market that guarantees the safe function of all components even under the influence of neutron radiation. By ceiling mounting with linear axis, exacure positions patients reliably and flexibly in front of the treatment beam with up to 7 degrees of freedom. The position of the patient couch is monitored in real time by the exatrack camera system. Thanks to its extensive modular design, the modular positioning system can be adapted to existing and new treatment rooms and expanded at any time. All modules communicate via the powerful exacontrol control system. Sophisticated technology and innovative neutron shielding ensure the system's long service life even under radiation exposure.Strength training Strength training requires guided movements with varying forces. The "RoboGym" training robot revolutionizes this training: Its sensors and position data record the athlete's movements and forces in real time. It analyzes performance and provides direct bio-feedback for more efficient and injury-free training. A Digital Twin stores all training data, which is available in the cloud anytime and anywhere.