Author


Elena García Armada

Dr Elena Garcia is a Tenured Scientist at the Centre for Automation and Robotics (CSIC-UPM). PhD Robotics Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Dr Garcia has 20 years of research experience on the control of legged robots. She received her Ph.D. in “Optimizing the speed and stability of legged robots in natural environments”. She completed her training at the Leg Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a precursor team of dynamically stable walking robots and series-elastic actuation.
Her research is aimed at improving the performance of legged robots, including dynamic stability, active compliance in the foot-ground interaction, developing new actuators for legged robots, designing and controlling agile quadrupeds and lower-limb exoskeletons. She is leading research on the development of the technology required to improve lower-limb exoskeletons for mobility aid, leading the ALTAS 2020 Project, which has received 8 innovation awards by the scientific community, and projects EXOTrainer, EXORAPI and KINDER, all three projects focused on paediatric gait exoskeletons. Dr. Elena Garcia has received yearly the recognition for Scientific Merit from the President of the CSIC since 2013. She has published more than 80 international scientific articles and one scientific book on legged locomotion, and acted as coordinator of 7 international research projects. She is member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation and IEEE International Conference on Humanoids. Dr. Garcia owns 6 patents and she has founded a spin-off company, Marsi Bionics S.L.

Website: http://www.car.upm-csic.es/fsr/egarcia

Email
elena.garcia@csic.es

H-Index (Scopus)
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Cestari M. Sanz-Merodio D. Arevalo J.C. Garcia E.
An adjustable compliant joint for lower-limb exoskeletons
2015
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
119
Puyuelo-Quintana G. Cano-De-La-Cuerda R. Plaza-Flores A. Garces-Castellote E. Sanz-Merodio D. Goni-Arana A. Marin-Ojea J. Garcia E.
A new lower limb portable exoskeleton for gait assistance in neurological patients: A proof of concept study
2020
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
30
Plaza A. Hernandez M. Puyuelo G. Garces E. Garcia E.
Lower-Limb Medical and Rehabilitation Exoskeletons: A Review of the Current Designs
2023
IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering
26
Cestari M. Sanz-Merodio D. Garcia E.
A new and versatile adjustable rigidity actuator with add-on locking mechanism (ARES-XL)
2018
Actuators
14
Garcia E. Arevalo J.C. Cestari M. Sanz-Merodio D.
On the technological instantiation of a biomimetic leg concept for agile quadrupedal locomotion
2015
Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics
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Plaza A. Hernandez M. Gutierrez A. Ramos J. Puyuelo G. Cumplido C. Garces E. Destarac M.A. Delgado E. Garcia E.
Design of a Modular Exoskeleton Based on Distributed Central Pattern Generators
2023-03-01
IEEE Systems Journal
2
Plaza A. Hernandez M. Puyuelo G. Garces E. Garcia E.
Wearable rehabilitation exoskeletons of the lower limb: analysis of versatility and adaptability
2023-01-01
Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology
5
Plaza A. Hernandez M. Puyuelo G. Garces E. Garcia E.
Lower-Limb Medical and Rehabilitation Exoskeletons: A Review of the Current Designs
2023-01-01
IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering
26
Garces E. Puyuelo G. Sanchez-Iglesias I. Francisco del Rey J.C. Cumplido C. Destarac M.A. Plaza A. Hernandez M. Delgado E. Garcia E.
Using a robotic exoskeleton at home: An activity tolerance case study of a child with spinal muscular atrophy
2022-11-01
Journal of Pediatric Nursing
1
Delgado E. Cumplido C. Ramos J. Garces E. Puyuelo G. Plaza A. Hernandez M. Gutierrez A. Taverner T. Destarac M.A. Martinez M. Garcia E.
ATLAS2030 Pediatric Gait Exoskeleton: Changes on Range of Motion, Strength and Spasticity in Children With Cerebral Palsy. A Case Series Study
2021-11-24
Frontiers in Pediatrics
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Sanz-Merodio D. Puyuelo G. Ganguly A. Garces E. Goni A. Garcia E.
EXOtrainer Project Clinical Evaluation of Gait Training with Exoskeleton in Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
2020
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Sanz-Merodio D. Puyuelo G. Ganguly A. Garces E. Goni A. Garcia E.
EXOtrainer Project Clinical Evaluation of Gait Training with Exoskeleton in Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
2020-01-01
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Plaza A. Hernandez M. Ramos J. Puyuelo G. Garces E. Garcia E.
Adaptive central pattern generator to control a modular lower limb rehabilitation exoskeleton
10th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2021
2021-05-04
1
Moreira L. Pinheiro C. Lopes J.M. Sanz-Merodio D. Figueiredo J. Santos C.P. Garcia E.
Study of gait cycle using a five-link inverted pendulum model: First developments
6th IEEE Portuguese Meeting on Bioengineering, ENBENG 2019
2019-04-15
1
Pinheiro C. Lopes J.M. Moreira L. Sanz-Merodio D. Figueiredo J. Santos C.P. Garcia E.
Kinematic and kinetic study of sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit movements towards a human-like skeletal model
6th IEEE Portuguese Meeting on Bioengineering, ENBENG 2019
2019-04-15
2
Lopes J.M. Moreira L. Pinheiro C. Sanz-Merodio D. Figueiredo J. Santos C.P. Garcia E.
Three-link inverted pendulum for human balance analysis: A preliminary study
6th IEEE Portuguese Meeting on Bioengineering, ENBENG 2019
2019-04-15
2
Ganguly A. Sanz-Merodio D. Puyuelo G. Goni A. Garces E. Garcia E.
Wearable Pediatric Gait Exoskeleton - A Feasibility Study
2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2018
2018-12-27
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