Eloísa García-Canseco

Eloísa García-Canseco
Autonomous University of Baja California | UABC · Facultad de Ciencias (Ensenada)

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Introduction
I am a researcher in the field of dynamics and control systems. I was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. I received the B.Sc. degree (with honors) in electronic engineering from Technological Institute of Oaxaca, Mexico in 1999, the M.Sc. degree (with honors) from the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada (CICESE) in 2001, and the Docteur Ingenieur degree from Université de Paris Sud-11, Orsay, France in 2006. I was a graduate scholar visitor at Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Twente in 2004. From July 2006 until December 2007 I held a postdoctoral position at Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. In 2008, I joined the Department Discrete Technology and Production Automation at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. From January 2009 to December 2010, I was with the Control System Technology group at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. As of the 1st of August 2011 I am with the Computer Sciences School, Faculty of Sciences at University of Baja California, Campus Ensenada. I was student member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) until 2006, I have been Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 2000 and Affiliate Member of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) since 2009. I participate in the IEEE Technical Committee on Haptics and the Eurohaptics Society. I am also Member (Level 1) of the National System of Researchers of the National Mexican Science Council (CONACYT). My research insterests include nonlinear control theory, modeling, analysis and control of physical systems, mechatronic systems. Currently I am focused in the modeling, analysis and control of energy cogeneration systems, for instance, Stirling engines and their application to micro combined heat and power units (micro CHP), and in robotics and haptics for health/medical applications.
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August 2011 - present
Autonomous University of Baja California
Position
  • Professor
January 2008 - present
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
January 2008 - December 2010
Eindhoven University of Technology
Position
  • Researcher
Education
October 2002 - June 2006
Université Paris Sud (Paris XI)
Field of study
September 1999 - January 2001
September 1994 - August 1999

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Publications (67)
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Interconnection and damping assignment passivity-based control is a technique that regulates the behavior of non-linear systems assigning a desired (port-controlled Hamiltonian) structure to the closed-loop. Since the introduction of this controller design meth-odology five years ago, many theoretical extensions and practical applications have been...
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It is well known that energy-balancing control is stymied by the presence of pervasive dissipation. To overcome this problem in electrical circuits, the alternative paradigm of power shaping was introduced in Ortega, Jeltsema, and Scherpen (2003) —where, as suggested by its name, stabilization is achieved shaping a function akin to the power instea...
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In brain–computer interfaces (BCIs), it is crucial to process brain signals to improve the accuracy of the classification of motor movements. Machine learning (ML) algorithms such as artificial neural networks (ANNs), linear discriminant analysis (LDA), decision tree (D.T.), K-nearest neighbor (KNN), naive Bayes (N.B.), and support vector machine (...
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Listening to cardiac sounds can quickly provide information about the functioning of the heart. The heart sound signal, also known as the phonocardiogram (PCG), plays an essential role in automatic auscultation. Segmentation of the PCG signal into its fundamental parts can significantly facilitate any further analysis. In this work, we propose a ne...
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The modeling of the mechanical systems that describe musical instruments has long been a topic of interest for acoustic physicists. The orchestral kettledrum, distinguished by a broad spectrum of sounds, has been the subject of multiple investigations related to the goal of generating a realistic digital sound synthesis. In the present work, we app...
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This work proposes a solution for the adaptive stabilization of second-order linear systems with unknown parameters using only position measurements. Only the sign of the control law is known and the system is affected by constant perturbations. The crux of the proposed control scheme the use of an alternative representation of the system obtained...
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The modeling of the mechanical systems that describe musical instruments has long been a topic of interest for acoustic physicists. The orchestral kettledrum, distinguished by a broad spectrum of sounds, has been the subject of multiple investigations related to the goal of generating a realistic digital sound synthesis. In the present work, we app...
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A novel robust observer,intended to solve the output-feedback chaos synchronization problem for the Master/Slave Configuration,is proposed here.Assuming that the given Master system belongs to a specific class of feedback-linearized systems, our solution is based on the well-known Immersion and Invariance (I&I) method. The proposed observer is devo...
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We present the usability evaluation of a haptic-enhanced telerehabilitation system for massage therapy of the back using the Vybe haptic gaming pad and the gesture sensor LEAP motion controller. The evaluated system includes features that allow for (i) administering online therapy programs, (ii) providing self-adjustable and safety treatment of bac...
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This paper presents the design, development and preliminary evaluation of an affective wearable device for the transmission of affection gestures between grandparents and grandchildren who are geographically separated. A preliminary evaluation of the device with 33 subjects showed that it is possible to evoke affection gestures. Moreover, such gest...
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Some of the fears of small animals present in childhood are maintained and cause significant discomfort until the adolescent stage, even causing phobias. A treatment used in the traditional therapy of phobias is the live exposure to the object of fear, however one of the problems with this treatment is patient resistance and eventual therapy abando...
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A novel robust observer, intended to solve the output-feedback chaos synchronization problem for the Master/Slave Configuration, is proposed here. Assuming that the given Master system belongs to a specific class of feedback-linearized systems, our solution is based on the well-known Immersion and Invariance (I&I) method. The proposed observer is d...
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Nowadays, Agile and Global Software Development (AGSD) has brought benefits and new challenges to the software industry. Among the main challenges is Architecture Knowledge Management (AKM), due to the following reasons: (i) in Agile Software Development team members prefer to convey knowledge in a face-to-face manner, over transmitting it through...
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Objectives: 1) To enhance the content of an ontology for designing virtual environments (VEs) for upper limb motor rehabilitation of stroke patients according to the suggestions and comments of rehabilitation specialists and software developers, 2) to characterize the perceived importance level of the ontology, 3) to determine the perceived useful...
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We present the design, development and evaluation of a haptic enhanced tele-rehabilitation system for massage therapy of the back using the Vybe haptic gaming pad. The proposed haptic system includes features that allow (i) administering online therapy programs, (ii) self-adjustable and safety treatment of back massages using a virtual environment,...
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The adaptive stabilisation of uncertain second-order linear systems is addressed, under a lack of information from both states and parameters. The only standard assumptions are no zeros and the sign of the high frequency gain known. To the best of the authors' knowledge, there has been only an explicit solution proposed in the literature so far wit...
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The use of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) technologies as a means to cope with problems that arise due to an increasing and aging population is becoming usual. AAL technologies are used to prevent, cure and improve the wellness and health conditions of the elderly. However, their adoption and use by older adults is still a major challenge. User Expe...
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In this paper the design, development and preliminary evaluation of a serious videogame for the motor rehabilitation of upper limb and cognitive stimulation of the elderly are presented. The game includes features that allow (i) performing collaborative therapy exercises between two patients, (ii) remote configuration of the session therapy, and (i...
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We propose a set of principles to facilitate the design of haptic feedback virtual environments, which is expected to contribute to the effectiveness of the fine motor hand therapy. Firstly, we conducted a contextual study in a rehabilitation center to identify preliminary design elements using grounded theory. Based on these results, we defined a...
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A solution to the output-feedback generalized synchronization problem for two chaotic systems, namely, the master and the slave, is presented. The solution assumes that the slave is controlled by a single input, and the states of each system are partially known. To this end, both systems are expressed in their corresponding observable generalized c...
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Today, the development of virtual reality (VR) applications for upper limb motor rehabilitation is still a difficult and time-consuming task. It requires developers to be skilled in motor rehabilitation, interaction devices, and stroke survivor characteristics, among others, to be able to develop a virtual environment (VE). In the literature there...
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We present and discuss our findings on the identified causes for the differences of the results of two usability studies on the borrowed use of Gesture Therapy, a virtual rehabilitation tool for the cognitive stimulation and physical activation of elders. The studies focused on usability aspects including perceived usefulness, ease of use, intentio...
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In this work we show that haptic feedback in upper limb motor therapy improves performance and generates a lower mental workload. To demonstrate this, two groups of participants (healthy adults and elders with hand motor problems) used a low-cost haptic device (Novint Falcon) and a non-robotic device (Leap Motion Controller). Participants conducted...
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There are different techniques (e.g. direct or indirect observation, questionnaires, etc.) with which it is possible to estimate user experience. Biometric data obtained with different devices (e.g. EEG, EMG) have been used as a source to infer user experience. In this work, as part of the construction of an evaluation model of user experience, we...
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The use of serious games, those not intended for leisure, out of their intended context may have consequences for evoked engagement and for the facilitation of transversal reutilization of developed games. However, the effectiveness and usability of serious games out of their intended context must be questioned. Here, we present two case studies in...
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We report the results of an indirect observation usability and user experience (UX) study on the use of the Gesture Therapy (GT) rehabilitation platform, as a physical activation and cognitive stimulation tool for the elderly. The results from this study complement those of a former self-report study [8]. Elders perceived the system with high usefu...
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Stroke survivors are often left with motor disabilities. Virtual environments for motor therapy are an emerging strategy to motivate, entertain or engage the rehabilitation patient to the therapy after stroke. The design of these specialized virtual environments requires to meet the needs of patients and therapists, which is not a simple task. To s...
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In this paper, we propose a set of principles to facilitate the design of haptic feedback virtual environments for fine hand motor skills. Firstly, we conducted a contextual study in a rehabilitation center to identify preliminary design elements using grounded theory. Based on these results, we defined a set of principles to aid in the design of h...
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We explore the use of a virtual rehabilitation platform as the interaction means for physical activation and cognitive stimulation of elders. A usability evaluation of actual and projected use of the tool suggests that this could be feasible to perform. Elders perceived the use of the evaluated tool as useful (93.75/100), easy to use (93.75/100) an...
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We present the work in progress concerning the development of two tangible haptic interfaces, namely an inclined plane and a class 1 lever. The lever interface is a one degree-of-freedom motorized device that reproduces the behavior of a class 1 lever under variable configurations. The inclined plane interface, which consists of a hollow wooden box...
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This paper presents a control systems approach for the modeling and control of a kinematic wobble-yoke Stirling engine. The linear dynamics of the Stirling engine are analyzed based on the dynamical model of the system, developed by the authors in [1]. We show that the Stirling engine can be viewed as a closed-loop system, where the feedback contro...
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In this paper, we address the problem of haptic simulation of a gear selector lever using a two degrees-of-freedom mechatronic lever. To reproduce the behavior of a customary gearshift, we propose suitable virtual artificial potential fields that generate the desired force profiles. The artificial potential functions are based on generalized sigmoi...
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This paper presents a two degrees–of–freedom haptic interface that uses force control to reproduce the behavior of a customary lever and gearshift in automotive applications. The haptic simulation of the gear selector lever has been done by the appropriated design of virtual artificial potential functions. These functions contain parameters that ha...
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In this paper we identify graph-theoretic conditions which allow us to write a nonlinear RLC circuit as port-Hamiltonian with constant input matrices. We show that under additional monotonicity conditions on the network’s components, the circuit enjoys the property of relative passivity, an extended notion of classical passivity. The property of re...
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We discuss in this chapter a number of approaches to exploit the model structure of port-Hamiltonian systems for control purposes. Actually, the formulation of physical control systems as port-Hamiltonian systems may lead in some cases to a re-thinking of standard control paradigms. Indeed, it opens up the way to formulate control problems in a way...
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In this note we identify graph-theoretic conditions which allow to write an RLC circuit as port-Hamiltonian with constant input matrices. We show that under additional monotonicity conditions of the network's components, the circuit enjoys the property of relative passivity, an extended notion of classical passivity. The property of relative passiv...
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It is well known that energy–balancing control is stymied by the presence of pervasive dissipation. To overcome this problem in electrical circuits, the alternative paradigm of power–shaping control was introduced in (Ortega et al., 2003)—where, as suggested by its name, stabilization is achieved shaping a function akin to power instead of the ener...
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It is well known that energy balancing control is stymied by the presence of pervasive dissipation. To overcome this problem in electrical circuits, the authors recently proposed the alternative paradigm of power shaping—where, as suggested by its name, stabilization is achieved shaping a function akin to power instead of the energy function. In th...
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It is well known that if the linear time invariant system is passive the associated incremental system , with , u⋆,y⋆ the constant input and output associated to an equilibrium state x⋆, is also passive. In this paper, we identify a class of nonlinear passive systems of the form whose incremental model is also passive. Using this result we then pro...
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In a previous work we have identified the key role played by the concept of cyclodissipativity in the solution of the power-factor-compensation problem for electrical circuits with general nonlinear loads and operating in nonsinusoidal regimes. Namely, we have shown that a necessary condition for a (shunt) compensator to improve the power transfer...
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This article advances an analysis and compensator design framework for power-factor compensation based on cyclodissipativity. Although the framework applies to general polyphase unbalanced circuits, this paper have focused on the problem of power factor compensation with LTI capacitors or inductors of single-phase loads. The full power of the appro...
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This article advances an analysis and compensator design framework for power-factor compensation based on cyclodissipativity. Although the framework applies to general polyphase unbalanced circuits, this paper have focused on the problem of power factor compensation with LTI capacitors or inductors of single-phase loads. The full power of the appro...
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The main contribution of this paper is identifying the key role played by cyclo-dissipativity in the solution of the power factor compensation problem for electrical circuits. Namely, we prove that a necessary condition for a (shunt) compensator to improve the power transfer is that the overall system satisfies a given cyclo-dissipativity property,...
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Power factor (PF) improvement in electrical systems is a practically important and mathematically challenging problem. In the linear scalar sinusoidal case, it is defined as the cosine of the phase shift between voltage and current waveforms. The objectives of this research are first, to extend the definition of PF to the nonlinear non sinusoidal c...
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The purpose of this paper is to bring to the attention of the control community some of the aspects of the practically important, and mathematically challenging, power factor compensation problem. Our main contribution is identifying the key role played by cyclo–dissipativity in the solution of the problem. Namely, we prove that a necessary conditi...
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A classical, but more actual than ever, problem in electrical engineering is the optimization of the energy transfer from an AC generator to a load. In a typical scenario it is assumed that the source consists of an ideal generator, without impedance and with fixed voltage, and the problem is to design a compensator, to be placed between the source...
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In the standard approach of control by interconnection the plant and the con-troller are assumed to be passive and coupled via a power–preserving interconnection— generating an overall passive system with storage function the sum of the plant and controller storage functions. To achieve stabilization of a desired equilibrium one must make this poin...
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In a recent paper the authors proposed a classification of nonlinear RLC circuits into "dominantly inductive" or "dominantly capacitive" depending on an order relation between stored magnetic and electric energies that, in the linear case, exactly leads to the classical definitions based on reactive power. Associated to each of the classes is a sui...
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Abstract: In the standard approach of control by interconnection the plant and the controller are assumed to be passive and coupled via a power–preserving interconnection— generating an overall passive system with storage function the sum of the plant and controller storage functions. To achieve stabilization of a desired equilibrium one must make...
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Interconnection and damping assignment passivity-based control is a technique that regulates the behavior of nonlinear systems assigning a desired (port-controlled Hamiltonian) structure to the closed-loop. Since the introduction of this controller design methodology five years ago (1999), many theoretical extensions and practical applications have...
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For pt.I see ibid., p.3412-17 (2004). IDA-PBC is a procedure that allows one to design a static state feedback that stabilizes the equilibria of nonlinear systems. In Part I of this paper, we presented the fundamentals of the theory of IDA-PBC (interconnection and damping assignment passivity-based control). In this part, we discuss the main new re...
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Linear time invariant RLC circuits are said to be inductive (capacitive) if the current waveform in sinusoidal steady state has a negative (resp., positive) phase shift with respect to the voltage. Furthermore, it is known that the circuit is inductive (capacitive) if and only if the magnetic energy stored in the inductors dominates (resp., is domi...
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Linear time–invariant RLC circuits are said to be “inductive” (“capacitive”) if the current waveform in sinusoidal steady–state has a negative (resp., positive) phase shift with respect to the voltage. Furthermore, it is known that the circuit is inductive (capacitive) if and only if the magnetic energy stored in the inductors “dominates” (resp., i...
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We characterize the linear RLC networks for which passivity is preserved even if we take as port variables (v/sub s/, d/dt i/sub s/) and/or (d/dt v/sub s/, i/sub s/) instead of the classical variables (v/sub s/, i/sub s/) representing the external port voltage and current, respectively. This characterization is given in terms of an order relationsh...