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Campus Guadalajara recognized in INCmty

Social entrepeneurship proposals, in the form of a digital platform for pets and a hydraulic transportation system were praised in the festival.

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Newspaper | MundoTec Online | Nov. 30, 2015
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Prostheses designed for people with low resources

With the goal of using low cost technology to cover the needs of the most vulnerable communities in Mexico, students and researchers from the Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara designed high-functionality prostheses for people with any disability.

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Newspaper | La Crónica de Hoy | Nov. 11, 2015
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Entrepreneurship for getting prostheses to the community

On July 31, a gala was held at the Guadalajara Campus of the Tecnológico de Monterrey to celebrate the inauguration of the association Tecnologías al Servicio de la Comunidad, association which was born from the research developed at the Biomechatronics Lab and which seeks to get the technology developed here to the people who need them. Newspaper MundoTEC Online talks about this.

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Newspaper | MundoTec Online | Aug. 24, 2015
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Innovation for health: Robotics allows amputee patients to recover mobility

Newspaper El Universal reports the main advances in the areas of prosthetics and orthotics in Mexico. Among the notable works is the foot prosthesis developed in the Biomechatronics Lab.

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Newspaper | El Universal | Aug. 2, 2015
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Researchers and entrepreneurs get training in Great Britain

A group of 30 researchers, entrepreneurs and officials from the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) from Mexico are currently participating in a training program in technology commercialization called Leaders in Innovation Fellowships. This program is sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and the Oxford University in the United Kingdom, in collaboration with the OTT network in Mexico, the Ministry of Economy and CONACYT.

From Campus Guadalajara, Joel Carlos Huegel West, professor from the Department of Mechatronics is also among the fellows in the project. Continue reading...

Newspaper | MundoTec Online | Mar. 12, 2015
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Interview with Joel Huegel, researcher from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, on his stay in Shanghai

When the subject is human-robot interaction you have to dive deep into how the human body works, particularly its movement and muscular activity. If the person suffered an embolism and you are trying to help them through rehabilitation, communication is an important aspect that you should consider.
Radio | Zona 3 | Jan. 29, 2015
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Dr. Huegel on the radio from China

Follow Dr. Joel Huegel on this radio editorial, where every month, the head of the Biomechatronics Research Laboratory will be offering comments about technology and research on the radio show Zona 3.
Radio | Zona 3 | 2014
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Joel Huegel in China

The Campus Guadalajara professor is currently in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Chinese university ranked with the first place on mechatronics engineering and the fourth in the country for its general performance.
Newspaper | MundoTec Online | Oct. 22, 2014
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Jóvenes del Tec de Monterrey desarrollaron un invernadero portátil para disminuir el costo de orquídeas

TV Azteca interviewed the students responsible for completing the first prototype of the orchid incubator. This coverage presents a little bit of information on their work, motivation and the future of the project.
Television | TV Azteca | David Correa Aldrete, Georgina Gil and Jorge Mendiola | Aug. 29, 2014
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They built mechatronic habitat that increases survivability of orchids

Researchers from the Biomechatronics Laboratory at The Tecnológico de Monterrey, with funding from the Jalisco State Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT), created a device that performs the functions of a greenhouse and controls the environmental variables to increase the survivability of these plants.
National Communication System | Tecnológico de Monterrey | Jul. 15, 2014
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A firmer step

The Biomechatronics Research Laboratory produced a foot prosthesis that is light, comfortable and permits the absorption of part of the movement energy and its release when the foot is lifted, providing an almost natural movement to people who for some accident may have lost this extremity.
Magazine | Revista del Tecnológico de Monterrey | Apr., 2014
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His goal is to increase the quality of life through Biomechatronics

For his prominent work in the field of science, Dr. Joel Huegel, head of the Biomechatronics Research Laboratory at Campus Guadalajara, received the Pauchon Foundation Annual Award 2013. The work that he carries out at the Biomechatronics Lab includes projects such as: foot prosthesis, tortilla machine energy effiency re-convertion, haptic joystick for rehabilitation, and hip rehabilitator.
National Communication System | Tecnológico de Monterrey | Carlos González Angulo | Apr. 11, 2014
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Professor receives the Pauchon Foundation Award 2013

Joel Huegel West , professor and researcher from the Biomechatronics Research Laboratorio at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, resulted winner of the "Pauchon Foundation Annual Award" 2013, for his outstanding work in the field of science.
Newspaper | La Crónica. Academia | Apr. 8, 2014
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Students present the MyVox mechatronic project

The interactive braille display "MyVox" for the deaf-blind is a device to help anyone without hearing and sight to communicate with anyone.
Newspaper | MundoTEC Online | Mar. 28, 2014
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Award for project from the Tec

Meanwhile, Joel Huegel West , professor from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara continues the development of the project that earned him the "Pauchon Foundation Annual Award" 2013. "It represents another link, another indicator for the institute that we are on the right course, that the investment that the Tecnológico de Monterrey is doing in these types of research is valid", he said.
Newspaper | Mural. Comunidad | Norma Zúñiga | Apr. 03, 2014
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Joel Huegel wins the "Pauchon Foundation Annual Award"

The professor won the international award for his trajectory in the support of technology development for the benefit of mankind.
Newspaper | MundoTEC Online | Carlos González Angulo | Apr. 07, 2014
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Interview on foot prosthesis

Dr. Joel Huegel and Ing. Eduardo Barocio were invited to the radio show "Fibra Óptica" to talk about the ultra-low cost foot prosthesis developed at the Biomechatronics Research Laboratory with the support of LIMBS International.
Zona 3. Fibra Óptica. Mar. 4, 2014
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Interview with the pin insertion machine team

The radio show "Fibra Óptica" invited us to talk a little bit about the pin insertion machine that was recently built to support the furniture industry. At the linked website you can find the recording, in case you missed the chance to hear Dr. Enrique Aguayo and team members Antonio Trujillo and David Oliveros.
Radio | Zona 3, Fibra Óptica | Feb. 18, 2014
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They present pin insertion machine for wooden furniture

The Biomechatronics Research Laboratory at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, in a presentation for the Jalisco State Council of Science and Technology (COECYTJAL) revealed, after 18 months of work, the pin insertion machine for wooden furniture to be given to the Altavista manufacturer from Ocotlán.
Periódico | Milenio. Negocios | Feb. 17, 2014
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They create foot prosthesis at Tecnológico de Monterrey

Teachers and students from the Biomechatronics Research Laboratory at Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara designed and built a foot prosthesis which absorbs part of the movement energy and releases it when the foot is lifted, providing an impulse that offers greater comfort and mobility.
La Crónica. Feb 11, 2014
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Desarrollan estudiantes del TEC prótesis para pies

As members of the Biomechatronics Research Laboratory at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, professors and students developed a foot-ankle prosthesis, which after a year of development was tested with great success.
La Crónica. Feb 11, 2014
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Young students develop a device to help patients in rehabilitation

Students from the Tecnológico de Monterrey developed a prototype to train and help in the rehabilitation of patients who suffered embolia or forearm trauma.
Sep 24,2013 14:48:00 | TELEVISION | CANAL 13
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They place biomechatronics at the service of community and industry

Academia members from the Tecnológico de Monterrey have worked for four years on projects involving health, environment and food; this semester they develop seven new projects oriented on offering services to society and industry.
Agencia Informativa ITESM Sep 24, 2013
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Biomechatronics Research Laboratory focused on social projects

Four years after having begun They have developed four projects and this semester seven more begin. Students collaborate in all of them.
Mundo Tec Sep 26, 2013
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Mexican expert gave lectures on Mechatronics

Professor from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey analyzed the advance in these technologies and how organizations must support these developments. WEEK OF 24 TO 30 OF DECEMBER, 2012, Universidad de Talca, Año VII, No. 348
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They will design low cost prosthesis for ankle and foot

Four mechatronics students and a professor from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, will carry out a project with the support of LIMBS International, non-governmental organization (NGO) from the United States focused in providing technological solutions of ultra-economical prostheses for people in countries with a high poverty index like India and Bangladesh.
November 06, 2012, SNC | TEC DE MONTERREY / AGENCIA INFORMATIVA / CARLOS GONZÁLEZ Nov 26, 2012 7:50 PM.
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Mango processing machine developed in Mexico

Students from the Tecnológico de Monterrey developed a prototype that peels, cuts and removes the bone from mango fruit , which reduces producion costs. The Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara and the Jalisco State Council of Science and Technology (COECYTJAL) partnered in the production of a functional prototype which pels, removes the bone and cuts the mango fruit. This device, which will be of use for the food processing industry, was designed by researchers of the Biomechatronics Research Laboratory and by students of the Mechatronics Engineering program.
Jan 9, 2012 9:43:25 PM | Newspaper | El Universal More information?


Hip Rehabilitation Machine

They present prototype of robot for the rehabilitation from hip injuries The device for patients with hip injuries or fractures created by the Biomechatronics Research Laboratory of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara passed its first phase after being presented to the Jalisco State Council of Science and Technology (COECYTJAL), and enters a software development and experimentation phase.
News Agency | ITESM | Jun 17, 2011; 5:10:18 PM. More information?

They Apply Technology (Mural)

They apply technology TEC DE MONTERREY. Antonio Vega Rodríguez, student from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, and Joel Huegel, head of the Biomechatronics Research Laboratory, who participated in this project, which has the goal of optimizing the peeling and extraction of pulp from mango fruit say that by doing this at the moment the fruit is cut, freshness of the product can be increased.
Business MURAL p.8 - June 25, 2011.More information?

Reconfigurable Machine Tool

Portal Informativo del Tec de Monterrey. They presented the first reconfigurable machine tool in México.
ITESM News Agency, Jul 6, 2010 3:18:48 p.m. More information?

First Reconfigurable Machine Tool in Mexico

First Reconfigurable Machine Tool in Mexico The Biomechatronics Research Laboratory from the Monterrey Institute of Technology Campus Guadalajara presented the functional prototype of the first Reconfigurable Machine Tool designed and manufactured in Mexico... Read full article (spanish)

Haptics Research Labs

Haptics Research Labs - You can reach other research labs on haptics at the Haptics Symposium Web Page.

"Con H de haptica, con H de Huegel"

"Con H de haptica, con H de Huegel" Published on Mundo Tec Magazine #283, p.5, on January 18, 2010.

"Tocando las estrellas... virtuales"

"Tocando las estrellas... virtuales" Published on Mundo Tec Magazine #297 p.5 on May 3, 2010.