Max Jair Ortiz Catalan
PhD student
Max Ortiz C. is a PhD student in the Biomedical signals and systems research group. He is also affiliated to the Orthopaedics Dept. at Gothenburg University, and the Biomaterials Dept. at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. His research focuses on the natural control of artificial limbs through an osseointegrated implant. This involves bio-electric signals acquisition and processing, neural interfaces, biomedical instrumentation, pattern recognition, control algorithms, and artificial intelligence. On the medical side, Max leads the development and clinical implementation of an Osseointegrated Human-Machine Gateway.
Max Jair Ortiz Catalan
Max Jair Ortiz Catalan
PhD student
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Prediction of motion intent software goes open source!
 
Max Ortiz Catalan is the developer of BioPatRec, the first open source platform for the development and benchmarking of advanced prosthetic control strategies based on pattern recognition of myoelectric signals, i.e., BioPatRec allows the prediction of motion intent through the decoding of muscular activity.
 
BioPatRec is a research platform (in MATLAB) that allows you to easily implement a variety of algorithms in:
  • Signal processing
  • Features extraction and selection
  • Pattern recognition
  • Real-time control
It is a modular platform that allows you to focus in your particular interest and simply use the other modules as support for the evaluation of your algorithm. Additionally, it includes a Virtual Reality Environment for real-time qualitative and quantitative performance evaluations.
BioPatRec also provides the first open repository of myoelectric signals useful for development and benchmarking.