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Promotion lecture by Max Ortiz Catalán
Bionic limbs and neurorehabilitation of pain
Ortiz Catalán, Ph.D., is the Founder and Director of the Center for
Bionics and Pain Research (@CBPR.se) and currently an Associate
Professor on Bionics at the Department of Electrical Engineering,
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, where he also heads the
Bionics research unit.
He led the development the first bionic arm
directly connected to patient's bone, nerves, and muscles, which is the
first technology that allows for safe, permanent, and intuitive
closed-loop control of prosthetic hands in daily life. In addition, he
developed a novel treatment for Phantom Limb Pain that has helped
chronic sufferers for whom no other treatments were effective, as well
as the proponent on the latest hypothesis of origin and optimal
treatments for the condition.
He has received several honors, notably
the “Swedish Embedded Award” by the Swedish Electronic Association in
2018, the “Brian & Joyce Blatchford Award” by ISPO in 2017, the
“Delsys Prize” by Delsys in 2016, and the “European Youth Award” by the
European Council in 2014.
His research includes bioelectric signals
acquisition electronics (analog and digital); bioelectric signal
processing and machine learning algorithms for decoding motor volition
and control; neuromuscular interfaces; neurostimulation for sensory
feedback; bone-anchored prostheses and osseointegration; and virtual and
augmented reality for neuromuscular rehabilitation and the treatment of
phantom limb pain.
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19 August, 2021, 13:00
19 August, 2021, 14:00