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Ana Rita Londral
Universidade de Lisboa
Portugal


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Ana Londral, PhD, is a researcher in Universität Zürich since 2016. She has 17 years of working experience as a biomedical engineer. She holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, speciality in Neurosciences, from Faculty of Medicine in University of Lisbon (2016). Before, she studied Electrical Engineering in Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon (1999). She has worked as Researcher at the University of Lisbon, in the fields of ICT applications for Rehabilitation in neurological disorders. She has published technical papers in refereed journals, handbooks, and conference proceed ngs, and participated in several national and European projects, funded by grants from the 7th Framework Programme (EU-FP7), national programmes and other private and public institutions. She has worked as R&D consultant for several companies that act in the field of Health and ICT. She has also cooperated with clinical and social institutions of patients, caregivers or health professionals in research consultancy, leading clinical trials and project proposals to get fundraising for the development of ICT activities that impact on health-related quality of life. She was the chair of international conferences in the field of Neurotechnologies (2013-2014) and Health Informatics (2008-2009). Her PhD research with biosensors that support quality of life in neurodegenerative diseases received an honour in a Portuguese national award for Assistive Technologies. ... More >>


Pedro Encarnação
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Portugal


Brief Bio
Pedro Encarnação is an Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of Portugal. He is a Research Affiliate of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton, Canada. He has received the 'Licenciatura' degree in 1994, the M.Sc. degree in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in 2002, all in Electrical and Computers Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal. In 2008/09 he undertook a sabbatical leave at the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, and at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton, Canada. He worked with the Dynamical Systems and Oc an Robotics Lab at the Institute for Systems and Robotics, Lisbon, on the problems of nonlinear control with applications to autonomous ocean vehicles. His current research interests include Rehabilitation Engineering and nonlinear control of autonomous vehicles. ... More >>

 

Area Chairs


Vivian K. Mushahwar
University of Alberta
Canada


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Antonio Pedotti
Politecnico di Milano
Italy


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Aldo Faisal
Imperial College London
United Kingdom


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Aldo Faisal leads the Brain&Behaviour lab at the Dept. of Bioengineering and the Dept. of Computing at Imperial College London. He is also Associate Group Head at the MRC Clinical Sciences Center (Hammersmith Hospital). Dr. Faisal read Computer Science and Physics in Germany. He then moved on to study Biology at Cambridge University (Emmanuel College). For his Ph.D. he joined Simon Laughlin's group ar Cambridge investigating the biophysical sources of variability in. brains. During his PhD he was elected a Junior Research Fellow at Cambridge University (Wolfson College) and joined as a PostDox the Computational & Biological Learning Group to work with Daniel Wolpert on human sensorimotor control. Between and after his studies he gained insights into strategic mangement consulting with McKinsey & Co. and as a "quant" with the investment bank Credit Suisse. ... More >>


Hermano Igo Krebs
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States


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Hermano Igo Krebs joined MIT’s Mechanical Engineering Department in 1997 where he is a Principal Research Scientist – Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation. He also holds an affiliate position as an Adjunct Professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Neurology and the Division of Rehabilitative Medicine. He is one of the founders of Interactive Motion Technologies, a start-up developing robotics for rehabilitation and one of the pioneers of rehabilitation robotics. His goal is to revolutionize rehabilitation medicine by applying robotic to assist, enhance, and quantify rehabilitation. His efforts led to the American Heart Association to endorse in its 2010 guidelines for stroke care the use of robots for upper extremity rehabilitation. Similar endorsement was issued by the Veterans Administration later in that same year. ... More >>


Vivian K. Mushahwar
University of Alberta
Canada


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Antonio Pedotti
Politecnico di Milano
Italy


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Aldo Faisal
Imperial College London
United Kingdom


Brief Bio
Aldo Faisal leads the Brain&Behaviour lab at the Dept. of Bioengineering and the Dept. of Computing at Imperial College London. He is also Associate Group Head at the MRC Clinical Sciences Center (Hammersmith Hospital). Dr. Faisal read Computer Science and Physics in Germany. He then moved on to study Biology at Cambridge University (Emmanuel College). For his Ph.D. he joined Simon Laughlin's group ar Cambridge investigating the biophysical sources of variability in. brains. During his PhD he was elected a Junior Research Fellow at Cambridge University (Wolfson College) and joined as a PostDox the Computational & Biological Learning Group to work with Daniel Wolpert on human sensorimotor control. Between and after his studies he gained insights into strategic mangement consulting with McKinsey & Co. and as a "quant" with the investment bank Credit Suisse. ... More >>


Hermano Igo Krebs
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States


Brief Bio
Hermano Igo Krebs joined MIT’s Mechanical Engineering Department in 1997 where he is a Principal Research Scientist – Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation. He also holds an affiliate position as an Adjunct Professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Neurology and the Division of Rehabilitative Medicine. He is one of the founders of Interactive Motion Technologies, a start-up developing robotics for rehabilitation and one of the pioneers of rehabilitation robotics. His goal is to revolutionize rehabilitation medicine by applying robotic to assist, enhance, and quantify rehabilitation. His efforts led to the American Heart Association to endorse in its 2010 guidelines for stroke care the use of robots for upper extremity rehabilitation. Similar endorsement was issued by the Veterans Administration later in that same year. ... More >>

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