Robo-Rehab 2019

speakers

Dr. Mohammed

Samer Mohammed is an assistant professor in computer science at the Laboratory of Image, Signal and Intelligent System (LISSI) - University of Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC). His research domain concerns mainly the modeling, identification and control of robotic systems (wearable robots) but also artificial intelligence and decision support theory. Applications of his research include chiefly the functional assisting of dependent people.

Antoine Ferreira

Antoine Ferreira is a Professor of robotics engineering with the Laboratoire PRISME, Ecole Nationale Suprieure d’Ingnieurs de Bourges, Bourges, France. His research interests include the design, modeling, and control of micro- and nanorobotic systems using active materials, micro and nanomanipulation systems, biological nanosystems, and bionanorobotics.

Maud Pradines

Maud Pradines is a physiotherapist specialized in the field of neurology. She obtained her PhD last year, which aimed to determine the impact of the muscular disorder on the neurological command in chronic hemiparesis, and the long term effects of self-stretch - within the Guided Self-rehabilitation Contract - on the muscle disorder in the same population. She works in the Department of Rééducation Neurolocomotrice at Hôpital Henri Mondor, Créteil, France, and as a Lecturer at physiotherapy schools and at the University. She has an expertise in neurorehabilitation of movement, pathophysiological concepts, neurorehabilitation programs, and clinical research projects for syndromes such as spastic paresis.

Bernard Bayle

Bernard Bayle is a Professor at Télécom Physique Strasbourg, University of Strasbourg, France. He heads the Control, Vision and Robotics research group of ICUBE Laboratory. His research interests include design, modeling and control of robotic systems, with a focus on medical robotics and force feedback.

Mohamed Djemaï

Mohamed Djemaï is University Polytechnic Hauts-de France, Valenciennes, France and a member of LAMIH Laboratory (CNRS - UMR). His research interests are mainly related to nonlinear control systems, observation, and fault detection theory including hybrid system, variable structure systems and time scale systems, with applications to power systems, robotic and vehicles.

Dr. Chemori

Ahmed Chemori is currently a tenured research scientist in Automatic control and Robotics for the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), at the Montpellier Laboratory of Computer Science, Robotics and Microelectronics (LIRMM). His research interests include nonlinear (adaptive and predictive) control and their applications in under actuated and parallel robotics, humanoid robotics and wearable robotic).

Mitsuhiro Hayashibe

Mitsuhiro Hayashibe is a Professor at the Department of Robotics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan, and founder of the Neuro-Robotics Lab. He is concurrently with the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University. He was previously a Tenured Research Scientist with INRIA and University of Montpellier, France for 2008-2017. He is co-chair of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical Committee on Human Movement Understanding.

Dr. Kumar

Neelesh Kumar is working as Principal Scientist in Biomedical Instrumentation Unit of CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation Chandigarh. His areas of interest are techniques of gait assessment, sensor development, design and development of assistive devices and methods to quantify rehabilitation. He is versed with application of prosthetic biomechanics for development robotic rehabilitation.

Dr. Joshi

Deepak Joshi is an assistant professor in IIT Delhi and has been working in the area of neural prosthetic design and development for last ten years. Dr. Joshi is currently exploring visual motor control for seamless transition in powered prosthesis and the role of artificial proprioception in lower limb prosthesis and gait rehabilitation. Besides that, he is actively engaged in projects related to development of biomedical instrumentation for applications specific to assistive devices for elderly and disabled.

Dr. Singla

Ekta Singla, assistance professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Ropar, is a Recipient of National award – Sheela Baya award 2016 – from Institute of Engineers. Her current research interests inclined towards the advanced directions of Modular robotics and Hybrid manipulators – in the area of Rehabilitation Robotics and Evolutionary Robotics. She has initiated a move to assist in uplifting the interdisciplinary field of Robotics, by establishing a collaboration, called PUNJ Robotics, among 9 faculty members of IIT Ropar and many from other nearby institutes towards the establishment of a common platform for Robotics.

Dr. Kataria

Chitra Kataria is Chief of Rehabilitation Services & Principal at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi with 25 years, work experience includes clinical, teaching, administrative and organizational experience in the field of Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation involved in managing several patients with disabilities such as Spinal cord injury, other musculoskeletal and neurological disabilities such as Head Injury, stroke, Parkinson’s, Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy etc.

Dr. Aggarwal

Aditya Aggarwal is an orthopaedic surgeon with a sub specialty in arthroscopy surgery and has an experience of more than 35 years. Currently, he is a professor and head of orthopaedics unit II at PGI, Chandigarh. He has more than 50 international journal publications. Besides teaching and surgery, he is also an active researcher and has successfully competed and working on several projects with national as well as international funding.

Dr. Singh

PJ Singh is CEO of Tynor Orthotics, the reputed company completing its 25 Years soon this year. Providing world class and innovative solutions in orthopedics and allied fields, through focus on R & D. To work in collaboration with academic and medical fraternity to improve health care standards.Emphasis on ethical working and use of technology to reduce cost of health care. To achieve a turnover of $100 million in the next 5 years. To become one of the top ten orthopedic company of the world and establish the legacy of high quality and in-built affordability.