Heike Vallery

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Delft University of Technology
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
BioMechanical Engineering

Mekelweg 2
2628 CD Delft
The Netherlands

Room: E-1-320
Phone:+31 15-27 83517
Fax:+31 15-27 84717
E-mail: h.vallery@remove-this.tudelft.nl

Dr. ir. H. (Heike) Vallery

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Delft University of Technology
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
BioMechanical Engineering

Mekelweg 2
2628 CD Delft
The Netherlands

Room: E-1-320
Phone:+31 15-27 83517
E-mail: h.vallery@remove-this.tudelft.nl

Curriculum Vitae

Heike Vallery received her Dipl.-Ing. degree in Mechanical Engineering (with honors) from RWTH Aachen University in 2004 and her Dr.-Ing. in robotics from the Technische Universität München in 2009, where she had worked on compliant actuation and cooperative control principles for gait rehabilitation robots. As a postdoctoral fellow at the SMS Lab at ETH Zürich, she continued this research and developed several mechatronic principles for cooperative human-robot interaction. Based on these principles, she conceived a robot for overground gait training in rats, which enabled ground-breaking research on recovery after spinal cord injury at EPFL in Switzerland. She also established a research group on leg exoprosthetics. From 2011 to 2012, she worked at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi as an assistant professor. Today, she holds an associate professorship at TU Delft. Heike Vallery has published more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, filed 7 patent applications, and received diverse fellowships and awards, such as the 1st prize of the euRobotics Technology Transfer Award 2014 for the project “THE FLOAT”, a Vidi fellowship in 2016 from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, and the Henk-Stassen Award for Best Young Researcher BME 2017.

Research

Heike Vallery's research interests are in bipedal locomotion and robotic assistance for patients with gait disorders. For example, within the US RERC MARS3, she and her group are exploring gyroscopic wearable actuation concepts for balance assistance.

To the Delft Biorobotics Lab

Selected Publications

  • Berry, A.; Lemus Perez, D.; Babuška, R. & Vallery, H.
    Directional Singularity-Robust Torque Control for Gyroscopic Actuators (.pdf)
    IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2016, 21(6), 2755 - 2763.
  • Plooij, M.; Wisse, M. & Vallery, H.
    Reducing the energy consumption of robots using the Bi-directional Clutched Parallel Elastic Actuator (.pdf)
    IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2016, 32(6), 1512 -1523.
  • Pfeifer, S.; Pagel, A.; Riener, R. & Vallery, H.
    Actuator With Angle-Dependent Elasticity for Biomimetic Transfemoral Prostheses (.pdf)
    IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2015, 20(3), 1384-1394.
  • Pagel, A.; Hernandez Arieta A.; Riener, R. & Vallery, H.
    Effects of Sensory Augmentation on Postural Control and Gait Symmetry of Transfemoral Amputees - A Case Description (.pdf)
    Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 2016, 54(10), 1579-1589 .
  • Marchal-Crespo, L.; Bannwart, M.; Riener, R. & Vallery, H.
    The effect of haptic guidance on learning a hybrid rhythmic-discrete motor task (.pdf)
    IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 2015, 8(2), 222-234.
  • Hollnagel, C.; Vallery, H.; Schädler, R.; López, I. G.-L.; Jaeger, L.; Wolf, P.; Riener, R. & Marchal-Crespo, L.
    Non-linear adaptive controllers for an over-actuated pneumatic MR-compatible stepper.
    Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 2013, 51(7), 799-809.
  • Dominici, N.; Keller, U.; H. Vallery; Friedli, L.; van den Brand, R.; Starkey, M. L.; Musienko, P.; Riener, R. & Courtine, G.
    Versatile robotic interface to evaluate, enable and train locomotion and balance after neuromotor disorders
    Nature Medicine, 2012, 18, 1142-1147
  • Vallery, H., O'Brien, C., Bögel, A. & Riener, R.
    Cooperative Control Design for Robot-Assisted Balance during Gait. (.pdf)
    at- Automatisierungstechnik, 2012, 60 (11), 715-720.
  • Pfeifer, S., Vallery, H., Hardegger, M., Riener, R. & Perreault, E. J.
    Model-Based Estimation of Knee Stiffness
    IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2012, 59 (9), 2604-2612.
  • Pennycott, A., Ureta, V., Wyss, D., Vallery, H., Klamroth-Marganska, V. & Riener, R.
    Towards More Effective Robotic Gait Training for Stroke Rehabilitation: a Review.
    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 9 (65).
  • Wieser, M., Buetler, L., Vallery, H., Schaller, J., Mayr, A., Kofler, M., Saltuari, L., Zutter, D. & Riener, R.
    Quantification of clinical scores through physiological recordings in low-responsive patients: a feasibility study.
    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 9(1), 30.
  • Schück, A.; Labruyère, R.; H. Vallery; Riener, R. & Duschau-Wicke, A.
    Feasibility and effects of patient-cooperative robot-aided gait training applied in a 4-week pilot trial
    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 2012, 9, 1-15
  • Li, D. & Vallery, H.
    Gyroscopic Assistance for Human Balance
    Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control (AMC), Sarajevo, 2012
  • Parietti, F.; Baud-Bovy, G.; Gatti, E.; Riener, R.; Guzzella, L. & H. Vallery
    Series Viscoelastic Actuators Can Match Human Force Perception (.pdf)
    IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, 2011, 16, 853-860
  • C. Hollnagel; M. Brügger; H. Vallery; P. Wolf; V. Dietz; S. Kollias & Riener, R.
    Brain activity during stepping: a novel MRI-compatible device
    J Neurosci Methods, 2011, 201, 124-130
  • A. Pennycott; D. Wyss; H. Vallery & R. Riener.
    Effects of Added Inertia and Body Weight Support on Lateral Balance Control During Walking
    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR) , 2011, 1 -6
  • S. Pfeifer; M. Hardegger; H. Vallery; R. List; M. Foresti; R. Riener & E. J. Perreault.
    Model-Based Estimation of Active Knee Stiffness
    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), 2011
  • H. Vallery, R. Burgkart, C. Hartmann, J. Mitternacht, R. Riener, M. Buss
    Complementary limb motion estimation for the control of active knee prostheses (.pdf)
    Biomedizinische Technik/Biomedical Engineering 2011 56:1 , 45-51
  • J. von Zitzewitz, G. Rauter, H. Vallery, A. Morger, and R. Riener
    Forward kinematics of redundantly actuated, tendon-based robots
    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Taipei, Taiwan, 2010.
  • G. Rauter, J. von Zitzewitz, A. Duschau-Wicke, H. Vallery, and R. Riener
    A tendon-based parallel robot applied to motor learning in sports
    Proceedings of the IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), Tokyo, Japan, 2010.
  • S. Pfeifer, O. Çaldıran, H. Vallery, R. Riener, and A. Hernandez Arieta
    Displaying centre of pressure location by electrotactile stimulation using phantom sensation
    Proceedings of the 10th Vienna International Workshop on Functional Electrical Stimulation and 15th IFESS Annual Conference, 2010, pp. 71–73.
  • H. Vallery, A. Duschau-Wicke, and R. Riener
    Hiding robot inertia using resonance
    Proceedings of the International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010.
  • H. Vallery, M. Neumaier, and M. Buss
    Anti-Causal Identification of Hammerstein Models
    European Control Conference (ECC), 2009.
  • H. Vallery, A. Duschau-Wicke, R. Riener
    Generalized Elasticities Improve Patient-Cooperative Control of Rehabilitation Robotss
    Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), 2009
  • H. Vallery, A. Duschau-Wicke, R. Riener
    Optimized Passive Dynamics Improve Transparency of Haptic Devices
    Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2009
  • H. Vallery, E. van Asseldonk, M. Buss and H. van der Kooij
    Reference Trajectory Generation for Rehabilitation Robots: Complementary Limb Motion Estimation
    IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 17(1):23-30, 2009.
  • H. Vallery, J. Veneman, E. van Asseldonk, R. Ekkelenkamp, M. Buss and H. van der Kooij
    Compliant Actuation of Rehabilitation Robots - Benefits and Limitations of Series Elastic Actuators
    IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 15(3): 60-69, 2008.
  • H. Vallery, M. Buss
    Bewegungsintentionsschätzung auf Basis von Gelenkkoordination
    at-Automatisierungstechnik 55, no. 10 , pp. 503-510, 2007
  • H. Vallery, R. Ekkelenkamp, H. van der Kooij, M. Buss
    Complementary Limb Motion Estimation based on Interjoint Coordination: Experimental Evaluation
    Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, 2007
  • H. Vallery, R. Ekkelenkamp, H. van der Kooij, M. Buss
    Passive and Accurate Torque Control of Series Elastic Actuators
    Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2007
  • H. Vallery, T. Stützle, M. Buss, D. Abel
    Control of a Hybrid Motor Prosthesis for the Knee Joint
    Proceedings IFAC World Congress, International Federation of Automatic Control , Prague, Czech Republic, 2005
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