29 Sep 2016   |   Network Updates

Chalmers biomechatronics and neurorehabilitation laboratory receives funding

Stiftelsen Promobilia, the Promobilia Foundation, has granted 6.6 million SEK over four years to Assist. Prof. Max Ortiz Catalan to support the establishment of the Biomechatronics and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory for translational research

The Promobilia foundation will finance two research positions (a PhD student and a Post-doc) to join this new laboratory at the Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology.

The aim of the Promobilia Foundation is to promote the development of technical aids so that disabled persons could benefit from a more active life. Its aim is also to support scientific research that in the long run will benefit the disabled persons.

“The purpose of the Biomechatronics and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory is to research and develop technologies to restore quality of life after traumatic events that led to amputations or motor impairments. Our research is strongly based on the decoding of motor volition via myoelectric pattern recognition and neuromuscular interfaces. 

"We enjoy working on biomedical instrumentation, bioelectric signals processing, machine learning, biomechatronics, and human-machine interfacing. We also investigate virtual and augmented reality as a tool to provide timely and appropriate visual feedback. We are as interested in understanding the basic mechanisms of motor control, perception and their pathologies, as in translating biomedical engineering technologies to help patients in need" said Ortiz Catalan, assistant professor.

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