I received my BSc. degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Malaga (Spain) in 2016 and my MSc. degree in Biomedical Engineering (Neural & Motor Systems specialization) at the University of Twente, in 2018. During my MSc thesis I assessed ankle joint stiffness during static and dynamic conditions, via system identification algorithms.

Currently, I am a PhD candidate at the Neuromechanical Modeling & Engineering Lab at the UT. My PhD is part of the Dutch NWO-TTW-Perspectief Project ExoAid. This program aims at developing wearable exoskeletons to augment or restore human motor functions. Specifically, I am working on subproject 8: Exo-Aid to support workers. I am working on real-time musculoskeletal EMG-driven models to control trunk exoskeletons. Our goal is to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders in dynamic heavy lifting (industry workers) or static high-precision work (medical surgeons). 

Expertise

  • Medicine and Dentistry

    • Electromyography
    • Exoskeleton
    • Low Back
    • Analysis
    • Torso
  • Engineering

    • Models
    • Joints (Structural Components)
    • Estimation

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Publications

2024
2023
Towards the adoption of wearable exoskeletons in occupational workspaces: model-based assessment and control of back-support exoskeletons. University of Twente. Moya Esteban, A.https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036558389Trunk extensor muscle endurance and its relationship to action potential conduction velocity and spectral parameters estimated using high-density electromyographyJournal of electromyography and kinesiology, 73, Article 102830. Brouwer, N. P., Tabasi, A., Kingma, I., Stegeman, D. F., van Dijk, W., Moya-Esteban, A., Sartori, M. & van Dieën, J. H.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2023.102830The effect of back muscle fatigue on EMG and kinematics based estimation of low-back loads and active moments during manual lifting tasksJournal of electromyography and kinesiology, 73, Article 102815. Tabasi, A., Brouwer, N. P., Kingma, I., van Dijk, W., de Looze, M. P., Moya-Esteban, A., van der Kooij, H. & van Dieën, J. H.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2023.102815Adaptive Assistance With An Active And Soft Back-Support Exosuit To Unknown External Loads Via Model-Based Estimates Of Internal Lumbosacral MomentsarXiv.org. ArXiv.org. Moya-Esteban, A., Sridar, S., Mohamed Refai, M. I., van der Kooij, H. & Sartori, M.https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2311.01843Real-time lumbosacral joint loading estimation in exoskeleton-assisted lifting conditions via electromyography-driven musculoskeletal modelsJournal of biomechanics, 157, Article 111727. Moya-Esteban, A., Durandau, G., van der Kooij, H. & Sartori, M.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2023.111727
2022
Robust estimation of lumbar joint forces in symmetric and asymmetric lifting tasks via large-scale electromyography-driven musculoskeletal modelsJournal of biomechanics, 144, Article 111307. Moya-Esteban, A., van der Kooij, H. & Sartori, M.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2022.111307Low back muscle action potential conduction velocity estimated using high-density electromyographyJournal of electromyography and kinesiology, 66, Article 102679. Brouwer, N. P., Tabasi, A., Kingma, I., Stegeman, D. F., van Dijk, W., Moya-Esteban, A., Sartori, M. & van Dieën, J. H.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2022.102679Can HDEMG-Based Low Back Muscle Fatigue Estimates Be Used in Exoskeleton Control During Prolonged Trunk Bending? A Pilot StudyIn Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2020, and of WearRAcon Europe 2020, October 13–16, 2020 (pp. 183-187). Springer. Brouwer, N. P., Tabasi, A., Moya-Esteban, A., Sartori, M., van Dijk, W., Kingma, I. & van Dieën, J. H.https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-69547-7_30Fatigue analysis using electromyography driven musculoskeletal trunk models. Mohamed Refai, M. I., Wang, H., Moya Esteban, A. & Sartori, M.

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