Pylon and platform projects

Trinity activities is brought underway by our Pylon project that brings together junior and senior resesarchers from all three faculties united in a common goal to work interdisciplinarily generating new knowledge on humans in motion. The Pylon project includes motion technology, bodily interaction and parasports.

Trinity will grow through Platform projects which utilize elements created in the Pylon project to enhance or accelerate other projects that involve interdisciplinary approaches to humans and motion technology.


 BARI:  Bodily And Robotic Interaction

Trinity's first defining project - A tridisciplinary pylon

In BARI, 3 Ph.D. students work closely together on a common goal, namely, developing interactive robotics to improve the daily life of young adults with cereberal palsy (CP), through motion.

In a partnership with Egmont Højskolen, Dansk Handicapforbund and Odense University hospital, we use the RoboTrainer-One technology to assist with enabling strength training, and Augmented Gravity to enable and improve daily sports and fun activities for young adults inflicted with CP.

Flexible forceplatform for elite training:

Trinity's first external project

Partner: Team Danmark


Development and demonstration of new concepts for sensors and biofeedback in the training of elite athletes.

The initial focus is to bring SDU's experience with modular technology, force sensing and biofeedback into the context of elite sports. In the sports area, focus is on fast force development and control during jumping and sprinting. In terms of technology and social interaction, the initial focus is on accuracy and flexibility through modularity and improvement through biofeedback, respectively.

Learning projects

Trinity provides an excellent contexture for interdisciplinary student projects related to motion technology

Examples include:

  • Robot-assisted training of excentric overload

  • Respiration: Biofeedback and concentration

  • Robot-assisted leg training

  • Cancer & condition

  • Detection of abnormal gait

  • EMG for controlling RoboTrainer Light

  • Wireless EMG sensor for biofeedback

  • Gait analysis tool based on IMU

  • Analyzing and visualizing data from robotic rehabilitation process

  • Changes in EMG signals due to robotic weight relief

  • Robot-assisted Nordic Hamstring training

  • Optimized training of the hand using principtes from exoskeletons and soft robotics

  • Validation of sensors for analyzing during exercise

Events and similar

Covid all but prevent events involving motion technology, but Trinity has been active nonetheless

In addition to a high number of internal and external workshops with existing and potential partners,  the work and topics embedded in Trinity have asserted itself in ways like:

  • DK support for ESA's 2021 astronaut campaign
    SDU's research in training technology is space related, due to our work on Augmented Gravity. On that basis SDU has made several appearances in order to help promote ESA's astronaut campaign in Denmark.
  • Book mention and Social Media
    The practical aspects of the research that Trinity's Pylon Project rest on, are described in the book: "Tina's hjernestop", by Lene Petersen (March 2021)
  • Invited talk at The Royal Society, London
    Anders S. Sørensen held an invited talk on

    Making effective rehab training available to everyone

    At the "Trauma recovery" conference on March 4, 2020

Get involved!

Both the envorinment and the topics created by the Trinity projects are meant to inspire further interdisciplinary ideas, projects and opportunities on all levels.

Trinity is comitted to creating and supporting new interdisciplinary activities within education and student projects as well as research projects and external collaboration.

We highly appreciate student projects that aim to empower and activate people in terms of bodily motion and interaction through applied technology, or aim to study the effect dynamics of technolgy augmented motion and interaction