Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dr. ir. Pieter Beyl


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Building Z - Room ZW105b
Pleinlaan , 2
B-1050 Brussels

Phone: +32 2 6293181
Fax: +32 2 6292865

E-mail: pbeyl@vub.ac.be

Pieter Beyl was born in Anderlecht (Brussels, Belgium) in 1982. He received the master of science degree in mechanical engineering from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2005 and his PhD in Engineering Sciences in 2010. His research is in the field of rehabilitation robotics, aiming at the design, construction and control of powered exoskeletons for gait training in mobility impaired patients.

Teaching 2010-2011

  • Mechanics exercises
    • 2de Bach. Ingenieurswetenschappen ( 2 BA IR )


Design and control of a knee exoskeleton powered by pleated pneumatic artificial muscles for robot-assisted gait rehabilitation (20.8MB)
Pieter Beyl
PhD Dissertation, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, December 2010.


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Master's thesis (in dutch):
Soft computing controle van een enkelvoudige slinger geactueerd met geplooide pneumatische artificiŽle spieren

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