PhD, Electrical Engineering
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Dr. Ortiz Catalan's research focus on neural control of artificial limbs via osseointegrated implants. This involves bio-electric signals acquisition and processing, neural interfaces, machine learning, osseointegration, and neurostimulation. He is also interested in the use of virtual and augmented reality for neuromuscular rehabilitation and treatment of phantom limb pain (PLP) using myoelectric pattern recognition to decode motor volition.
Dr. Ortiz Catalan is leading the development and clinical implementation of the Osseointegrated Human-Machine Gateway. This technology made possible, for the first time, the direct connection of a robotic prosthesis to the patients' bone, nerves, and muscles. He has also developed a novel treatment for phantom limb pain, which is currently under an international clinical investigation. These projects have in common the use of bioelectric pattern recognition (BioPatRec) for the prediction of motor intention. Dr. Ortiz Catalan has made the algorithms necessary for such task available in an open source platform for research and development (BioPatRec). He founded and leads the Biomechatronics and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory.
Dr. Ortiz Catalan was recipient of the "You Can Make a Difference Award" in 2006, the "European Youth Award" in 2014, the "Delsys Prize" in 2016, and the "Brian & Joyce Blatchford Award" in 2017.
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