Dr Antonio Padilha Lanari Bo

Research Fellow Biomedical Enginrng

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
antonio.plb@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54307

Overview

Dr Antonio Padilha L. Bo completed the BEng and MSc at the University of Brasília, Brazil, in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and he was awarded the PhD from the University of Montpellier, France, in 2010. From 2011 to 2019, he has been a tenured assistant professor in electrical engineering at the University of Brasilia, Brazil, where he coordinated Project EMA (Empowering Mobility and Autonomy), which is one of the teams that took part in the Cybathlon competition in 2016. He has co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications, including awards from societies such as IFAC, IFESS, and MICCAI.

Over the past ten years, Dr Bo has been engaged in research projects concerning the development of technology dedicated to healthcare, particularly in the design of systems to be directly used by a patient in rehabilitation or assistive settings. Every effort featured strong experimental work and was conducted in close collaboration with local rehabilitation centers. In his work, tools from neuroengineering, robotics, control, and instrumentation are often integrated to create devices and algorithms to sense and control human motion. For instance, he has used wearable sensors to segment and estimate parameters of human movement in real-time, a technique that may lead to novel rehabilitation protocols. More importantly, his work has also focused on developing closed-loop control strategies for electrical stimulation applications and prosthetic/orthotic devices. Some examples include systems based on superficial electrical stimulation to enable persons with spinal cord injury to exercise using the lower limbs (e.g. in cycling or rowing) and to attenuate the effects of pathological tremor in essential tremor and Parkinson's Disease.

His long-term research goal is to develop and evaluate the use of noninvasive technology, including electrical stimulation, robotics, and wearable devices, for improving rehabilitation and assistance for persons with motor disabilities.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Montpellier II University

Publications

  • Fonseca, Lucas, Tigra, Wafa, Navarro, Benjamin, Guiraud, David, Fattal, Charles, Bó, Antônio, Fachin-Martins, Emerson, Leynaert, Violaine, Gélis, Anthony and Azevedo-Coste, Christine (2019) Assisted Grasping in Individuals with Tetraplegia: Improving Control through Residual Muscle Contraction and Movement. Sensors, 19 20: 4532. doi:10.3390/s19204532

  • Robbi, Daniel B., Freire, João P. C. D., Bó, Antônio P. L. and Diniz, Alberto C. G. C. (2019). Dynamical analysis of human gait at low speeds. In: Rodrigo Costa-Felix, João Carlos Machado and André Victor Alvarenga, IFMBE Proceedings - CBEB 2018. XXVI Brazilian Congress on Biomedical Engineering, Armação de Buzios, RJ, Brazil, (193-199). 21-25 October 2018. doi:10.1007/978-981-13-2119-1_30

  • de Sousa, Ana Carolina C., Freire, João Pedro C.D. and Bo, Antonio P.L. (2019). Integrating hip exosuit and FES for lower limb rehabilitation in a simulation environment. In: Bérénice Mettler, 2nd IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical and Human Systems CPHS 2018, Miami, Florida, (302-307). 13-15 December, 2018. doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.01.030

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Available Projects

  • I am currently recruiting Master and PhD students to develop the next generation of neuroprosthetics for restoring upper-limb movement. The project involves the development and evaluation of control strategies for noninvasive electrode arrays to improve stimulation selectivity, wearable stimulation devices, and control interface using wearable sensors. Collaboration with researchers from health sciences and studies with persons with tetraplegia are expected. By the end of your graduate study, you will be an expert in neuroengineering with comprehensive skills in biomedical engineering, control, and machine learning.

  • I am currently recruiting Master and PhD students to develop the next generation of hybrid devices for gait rehabilitation. The project involves the development and evaluation of semi-rigid orthotic device integrated with a stimulation system, as well as control strategies for operation in different conditions: treadmill walking, VR-based rehabilitation, aquatic exercise. Collaboration with researchers from health sciences and studies with persons with motor disabilities are expected. By the end of your graduate study, you will be an expert in neuroengineering and wearable robotics with comprehensive skills in biomedical engineering, robotics, and machine learning.

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Bo A.P.L., Lopes A.C.G., da Fonseca L.O., Ochoa-Diaz C., Azevedo-Coste C. and Fachin-Martins E. (2018). Experimental results and design considerations for FES-assisted transfer for people with spinal cord injury. In Converging clinical and engineering research on neurorehabilitation III (pp. 939-943) Pisa, Italy: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-01845-0_189

  • Berns, Karsten, De Souza Baptista, Roberto and Bó, Antônio Padilha L. (2013). A comparison of a passive and variable-damping controlled leg prosthesis in a simulated environment. In Nature-inspired mobile robotics (pp. 153-160) Singapore: World Scientific Publishing. doi:10.1142/9789814525534_0022

  • Richa, Rogerio, Bo, Antonio P. L. and Poignet, Philippe (2011). Motion tracking for beating heart surgery. In Jacob Rosen, Blake Hannaford and Richard M. Satava (Ed.), Surgical robotics: systems applications and visions (pp. 497-524) Boston, MA, United States: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-1126-1_21

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Robbi, Daniel B., Freire, João P. C. D., Bó, Antônio P. L. and Diniz, Alberto C. G. C. (2019). Dynamical analysis of human gait at low speeds. In: Rodrigo Costa-Felix, João Carlos Machado and André Victor Alvarenga, IFMBE Proceedings - CBEB 2018. XXVI Brazilian Congress on Biomedical Engineering, Armação de Buzios, RJ, Brazil, (193-199). 21-25 October 2018. doi:10.1007/978-981-13-2119-1_30

  • de Sousa, Ana Carolina C., Freire, João Pedro C.D. and Bo, Antonio P.L. (2019). Integrating hip exosuit and FES for lower limb rehabilitation in a simulation environment. In: Bérénice Mettler, 2nd IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical and Human Systems CPHS 2018, Miami, Florida, (302-307). 13-15 December, 2018. doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.01.030

  • Moreira, Marina and Bó, Antonio Padilha Lanari (2019). Muscle fatigue and the importance of electrical stimulation parameters on functional electrical stimulation. In: Rodrigo Costa-Felix, João Carlos Machado and André Victor Alvarenga, IFMBE Proceedings - CBEB 2018. XXVI Brazilian Congress on Biomedical Engineering, Armação de Buzios, RJ, Brazil, (307-313). 21-25 October 2018. doi:10.1007/978-981-13-2119-1_47

  • da Fonseca, L. O., Ferreira, B. M., Paredes, M. E.G., Freire, J. P., Sanches, P. and Bó, A. P.L. (2019). Towards indoor rowing assisted by electrical stimulation for persons with paraplegia. In: Rodrigo Costa-Felix, João Carlos Machado and André Victor Alvarenga, IFMBE Proceedings - CBEB 2018. XXVI Brazilian Congress on Biomedical Engineering, Armação de Buzios, RJ, Brazil, (391-395). 21-25 October 2018. doi:10.1007/978-981-13-2119-1_60

  • Aguiar, Lucas F. and Bo, Antonio P. L. (2018). Hand gestures recognition using electromyography for bilateral upper limb rehabilitation. In: 2017 IEEE Life Sciences Conference, LSC 2017. 1st International IEEE Life Science Conference, LSC 2017, Sydney, NSW, (63-66). 13-15 December 2017. doi:10.1109/lsc.2017.8268144

  • Fonseca, Lucas, Bo, Antonio, Guiraud, David, Navarro, Benjamin, Gelis, Anthony and Azevedo-Coste, Christine (2018). Investigating upper limb movement classification on users with tetraplegia as a possible neuroprosthesis interface. In: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. 2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Honolulu, HI, United States, (5053-5056). 18-21 July 2018. doi:10.1109/EMBC.2018.8513418

  • Zhang, Yiman, Nieveen, Jacob, Wendelken, Suzanne, Page, David, Davis, Tyler, Bo, Antonio Padilha L., Hutchinson, Douglas, Clark, Gregory A., Warren, David J., Zhang, Chaozhu and Mathews, V. John (2017). Individual hand movement detection and classification using peripheral nerve signals. In: International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER), Shanghai, China, (448-451). 25-28 May 2017. doi:10.1109/ner.2017.8008386

  • Bo, Antonio P. L. and Moura, Herlandson C. (2015). Elbow control using functional electrical stimulation: an experimental comparison of different control strategies. In: IFAC-PapersOnLine. 9th IFAC Symposium on Biological and Medical Systems, BMS 2015, Berlin, Germany, (343-347). 31 August - 2 September 2015. doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.10.163

  • De Souza Baptista, Roberto, Padilha Lanari Bó, Antônio and Hayashibe, Mitsuhiro (2015). Methodology for automatic movement cycle extraction using Switching Linear Dynamic System. In: , , (743-746). . doi:10.1109/NER.2015.7146730

  • Baptista, Roberto de Souza, Lanari Bo, Antonio Padilha and Hayashibe, Mitsuhiro (2015). Methodology for automatic movement cycle extraction using switching linear dynamic system. In: 2015 7Th International Ieee/embs Conference On Neural Engineering (Ner). 7th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, Montpellier, France, (743-746). 22-24 April 2015.

  • Marinho, Murilo M., Bernardes, Mariana C. and Bó, Antônio P. L. (2014). A programmable remote center-of-motion controller for minimally invasive surgery using the dual quaternion framework. In: , , (339-344). .

  • Ochoa-Diaz, Claudia, Rocha, Thiago S., Oliveira, Lucas de Levy, Paredes, Miguel G., Lima, Rafael, Bo, Antonio Padilha L. and Borges, Geovany A. (2014). An above-knee prosthesis with magnetorheological variable-damping. In: Proceedings of the IEEE RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics. 5th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), Sao Paulo, Brazil, (108-113). 12-15 August 2014 .

  • Ramos, Felipe Moreira and Lanari Bo, Antonio Padilha (2014). Exploring the use of coupled oscillators for humanoid gait control. In: Fernando Santos Osório, Roseli A. Francelin Romero, Valdir Grassi Jr., Denis Fernando Wolf, Kalinka Castelo Branco and Marcelo Becker, 2nd Brazilian Robotics Symposium (SBR) / 11th Latin American Robotics Symposium (LARS) / 6th Robocontrol Workshop on Applied Robotics and Automation, Sao Carlos, Brazil, (253-258). 18-23 October 2014. doi:10.1109/sbr.lars.robocontrol.2014.55

  • Zhao, Jie, Berns, Karsten, De Souza Baptista, Roberto and Bó, Antônio Padilha L. (2013). A comparison of a passive and variable-damping controlled leg prosthesis in a simulated environment. In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines. 16th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, CLAWAR 2013, Sydney, Australia, (153-160). 14-17 July 2013.

  • Ochoa-Diaz, Claudia, Menegaz, Henrique M., Bo, Antonio P. L. and Borges, Geovany A. (2013). An EKF-based approach for estimating leg stiffness during walking. In: , , (7226-7228). . doi:10.1109/EMBC.2013.6611225

  • Zhao, Jie, Berns, Karsten, De Souza Baptista, Roberto and Bo, Antonio Padilha L. (2013). Design of variable-damping control for prosthetic knee based on a simulated biped. In: 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2013, Seattle, Washington, (). 24-26 June 2013. doi:10.1109/icorr.2013.6650364

  • Geraldes, Andre A., Marinho, Murilo M., Bernardes, Mariana C., Bo, Antonio P. L. and Borges, Geovany A. (2013). On the use of discrete steps in robot-aided flexible needle insertion. In: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013, Osaka, Japan, (4867-4870). 3-7 July 2013 . doi:10.1109/embc.2013.6610638

  • Marinho, Murilo M., Geraldes, André A., Bó, Antônio P. L. and Borges, Geovany A. (2012). Manipulator control based on the dual quaternion framework for intuitive teleoperation using kinect. In: Proceedings - 2012 Brazilian Robotics Symposium and Latin American Robotics Symposium, SBR-LARS 2012. 1st Brazilian Robotics Symposium, SBR 2012 and 9th Latin American Robotics Symposium, LARS 2012, Fortaleza, Brazil, (319-324). 16-19 October 2012. doi:10.1109/sbr-lars.2012.59

  • Bo, Antonio Padilha Lanari, Hayashibe, Mitsuhiro and Poignet, Philippe (2011). Joint angle estimation in rehabilitation with inertial sensors and its integration with Kinect. In: , , (3479-3483). . doi:10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090940

  • Poignet, Philippe, Richa, Rogerio, Bo, Antonio P. L. and Liu, Chao (2011). Robust 3D tracking for robotic-assisted beating heart surgery. In: , , (). . doi:10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6091648

  • Padilha Lanari Bo, Antônio, Azevedo-Coste, Christine, Poignet, Philippe, Geny, Christian and Fattal, Charles (2011). On the use of FES to attenuate tremor by modulating joint impedance. In: , , (6498-6503). . doi:10.1109/CDC.2011.6161352

  • Richa, Rogério, Bó, Antônio P. L. and Poignet, Philippe (2010). Robust 3D visual tracking for robotic-assisted cardiac interventions. In: , , (267-274). . doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15705-9_33

  • Richa, Rogerio, Bo, Antonio P. L. and Poignet, Philippe (2010). Beating heart motion prediction for robust visual tracking. In: Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Anchorage, Alaska, (4579-4584). 3-7 May 2010 . doi:10.1109/robot.2010.5509894

  • Bó, Antônio Padilha Lanari and Poignet, Philippe (2010). Tremor attenuation using FES-based joint stiffness control. In: Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Anchorage, Alaska, (2928-2933). 3-7 May 2010. doi:10.1109/robot.2010.5509560

  • Bó, Antônio Padilha Lanari, Poignet, Philippe, Zhang, Dingguo and Ang, Wei Tech (2009). FES-controlled co-contraction strategies for pathological tremor compensation. In: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009, St Louis, Missouri, (1633-1638). 10-15 October 2009. doi:10.1109/iros.2009.5354397

  • Bo, Antonio Padilha Lanari, Poignet, Philippe and Geny, Christian (2009). Filtering voluntary motion for pathological tremor compensation(. In: Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. IEEE RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, St Louis, Missouri, (55-60). 10-15 October 2009 . doi:10.1109/iros.2009.5353972

  • Richa, Rogerio, Bo, Antonio P. L. and Poignet, Philippe (2008). Motion prediction for tracking the beating heart. In: 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society, Vancouver Canada, (3261-3264). 20-24 August 2008. doi:10.1109/IEMBS.2008.4649900

  • Bo, Antonio P. L., Poignet, Philippe, Widjaja, Ferdinan and Ang, Vvei T. (2008). Online pathological tremor characterization using extended Kalman filtering. In: 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society, Vancouver, Canada, (1753-1756). 20-24 August 2008 . doi:10.1109/IEMBS.2008.4649516

  • Martins, Alexandre Simöes, Bo, Antônio Padilha Lanari, Borges, Geovany Araújo and Ishihara, João Yoshiyuki (2007). Design and experimental evaluation of rotor speed regulators for model helicopters in a test bench. In: 2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2007, San Diego, California, (1600-1605). 29 October - 2 November 2007 . doi:10.1109/iros.2007.4399549

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • I am currently recruiting Master and PhD students to develop the next generation of neuroprosthetics for restoring upper-limb movement. The project involves the development and evaluation of control strategies for noninvasive electrode arrays to improve stimulation selectivity, wearable stimulation devices, and control interface using wearable sensors. Collaboration with researchers from health sciences and studies with persons with tetraplegia are expected. By the end of your graduate study, you will be an expert in neuroengineering with comprehensive skills in biomedical engineering, control, and machine learning.

  • I am currently recruiting Master and PhD students to develop the next generation of hybrid devices for gait rehabilitation. The project involves the development and evaluation of semi-rigid orthotic device integrated with a stimulation system, as well as control strategies for operation in different conditions: treadmill walking, VR-based rehabilitation, aquatic exercise. Collaboration with researchers from health sciences and studies with persons with motor disabilities are expected. By the end of your graduate study, you will be an expert in neuroengineering and wearable robotics with comprehensive skills in biomedical engineering, robotics, and machine learning.