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dr. C. Bayón Calderón (Cristina)

Postdoctoral researcher

About Me

Fields of interest
Rehabilitation robotics, wearable exoskeletons, gait, balance control, human-machine interaction.

Biography

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Biomechanical Engineering at University of Twente. Since 2021 I am listed in the Featured Scientist section of the University of Twente.

I received the BSc. degree in mechanical engineering (2012) from VIA University College (Denmark) and the MSc. degree in industrial engineering (2013) from University of Extremadura (Spain). In 2018, I received the Ph.D. degree with honors (cum laude) in electrical, electronics and automation engineering from the University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain). It was awarded by the Economy and Competitiveness Ministry of Spain.

During my Ph.D. I worked developing and testing a robotic platform (CPWalker: smart-walker and exoskeleton) for gait rehabilitation and training in children with Cerebral Palsy and similar motor disorders. In 2015, and subsequently in 2016, I was granted a fellowship of the Programme for the Training of Researchers of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain in I+D foreign centres. Within this programme I carried out two research visits: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (USA, 2016) and University of Twente (The Netherlands, 2017).

In 2020 I received a VENI grant of the Dutch Research Council NWO to carry out inGAIT project: a light-weight and compact device to improve gait performance of children with Cerebral Palsy in daily life situations.

Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Controllers
Patient Rehabilitation
Robotics
Robots
Medicine & Life Sciences
Cerebral Palsy
Gait
Robotics
Walking

Publications

Recent
Bayón, C. , Fricke, S. S. , van der Kooij, H. , & van Asseldonk, E. H. F. (2022). Automatic Versus Manual Tuning of Robot-Assisted Gait Training. In D. Torricelli, M. Akay, & J. L. Pons (Eds.), Converging clinical and engineering research on neurorehabilitation IV: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Neurorehabilitation (ICNR2020), October 13-16, 2020 (pp. 9-14). (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 28). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70316-5_2
Bayón, C. , Rampeltshammer, W. F. , Keemink, A. Q. L. , van der Kooij, H. , & van Asseldonk, E. H. F. (2022). Ankle-Exoskeleton Control for Assisting in Balance Recovery After Unexpected Disturbances During Walking. In J. C. Moreno, J. Masood, U. Schneider, C. Maufroy, & J. L. Pons (Eds.), 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. 47-51). (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 27). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-69547-7_8
Bayón, C., Delgado-Oleas, G., Avellar, L., Bentivoglio, F., Tommaso, F. D., Tagliamonte, N. L., Rocon, E. , & Asseldonk, E. H. F. V. (2021). Development and Evaluation of BenchBalance: A System for Benchmarking Balance Capabilities of Wearable Robots and Their Users. Sensors, 22(1), [119]. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22010119
Bayon, C. , Emmens, A. R. , Afschrift, M., van Wouwe, T. , Keemink, A. Q. L. , van der Kooij, H. , & van Asseldonk, E. H. F. (2020). Can Momentum Based Control Predict Human Balance Recovery Strategies? IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering, 28(9), 2015-2024. [9127521]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNSRE.2020.3005455
Fricke, S. , Bayon, C. , van der Kooij, H. , & van Asseldonk, E. (2019). Automatic versus manual tuning of robot-assisted gait training in people with neurological disorders. 214-214. Poster session presented at 3rd Congress on NeuroRehabilitation and Neural Repair 2019, Maastricht, Netherlands.
Aycardi, L. F., Cifuentes, C. A., Múnera, M. , Bayón, C., Ramírez, O., Lerma, S., Frizera, A., & Rocon, E. (2019). Evaluation of biomechanical gait parameters of patients with Cerebral Palsy at three different levels of gait assistance using the CPWalker. Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation, 16(1), [15]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12984-019-0485-0
Fricke, S. , Bayón, C. , van der Kooij, H. , & van Asseldonk, E. (2019). Performance-Based Adaptive Assistance for Robotic Gait Training. Abstract from 7th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, BME 2019, Egmond aan zee, Netherlands.
Fricke, S. S. , Bayon, C., Rocon, E. , van der Kooij, H. , & van Asseldonk, E. H. F. (2019). Pilot Study of a Performance-Based Adaptive Assistance Controller for Stroke Survivors. In L. Masia, S. Micera, M. Akay, & J. L. Pons (Eds.), Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation III: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (pp. 302-306). (Biosystems & Biorobotics ; Vol. 21). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01845-0_61

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Projects

  • In 2019 I was awarded a "Juan de la Cierva" grant, Spanish Government (50 k€)
  • In 2020 I was awarded a VENI grant (inGAIT), NWO Talent Program of the Dutch Research Council (250 k€)
  • In 2021 I received the Seal of Excellence by the European Commission under Horizon 2020's Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W119
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  W119
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands