Dr. Geert Verheyden is the Stroke Rehabilitation Research Lead at the department of rehabilitation sciences, KU Leuven – University of Leuven in Belgium since 2011. His research focuses on sensorimotor upper limb and trunk assessment, recovery and rehabilitation. He leads a portfolio of KU Leuven, nationally-, EU and internationally-funded research including clinical, kinematic, neurophysiological and brain imaging methodologies from the early phase until the chronic stage after stroke. Geert is currently member of the neurorehabilitation/robotics committee of the European Stroke Organisation and since 2015, he is editor-in-chief of Physiotherapy Research International.
Arno Stienen (PhD) has a PhD in Rehabilitation Robotics and a MSc in Mechanical Engineering. His work relates to the advancement of biomechatronics and human-robot interaction. Currently, he is the Head of Product Management at Motekforce Link (Amsterdam, NL), and VP of Product Management and Global Lead on Upper Extremity for DIH International (Motek, Hocoma, DIH). He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Northwestern University (Chicago, USA), and up until 2016 he was Associate Professor and Lab Director of the ArmsLab at the University of Twente (Enschede, NL). Arno Stienen has published over 80 papers and conference proceedings in the area of upper extremity modeling, rehabilitation, and robotics.
Dr. Ting is a Professor in the W.H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology. She received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S.E. in Biomechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Her postdoctoral training was in neurophysiology at the University of Paris and Oregon Health and Sciences University. Her research in neuromechanics focuses on the sensorimotor interactions between brain, body, and environment. Her work focus on complex, whole body movements such as walking and balance with strong clinical relevance, as well as skilled movements involved in dance and sport. Using computational and experimental methods, her work has revealed interactions between electrical neuromotor signals from the body with neural mechanisms and functional biomechanical outputs during normal and impaired movement. Her work forms a foundation that researchers around the world are using to understand normal and impaired movement control in humans and animals as well as to develop better robotic devices that interact with people.
Heike Felzmann is a lecturer in Philosophy/Ethics in the discipline of Philosophy at the School of Humanities, NUI Galway. She is affiliated to the Centre of Bioethical Research and Analysis (COBRA) at NUIG. Her area of specialization is Bioethics, with focus on research ethics, health care ethics and information ethics, especially robot ethics. She also works in moral theory, with focus on theory in/of Bioethics and feminist bioethics. She is part of the National Forcum for Teaching and Learning Expert Group on Ethics, Law, and Policy in Learning Analytics (2017).
Agnès Roby-Brami received the M.D. degree from the University Paris Descartes, in 1982, and the M.Sc. and the Ph.D. degrees and University Habilitation in Neurosciences from Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris, France, in 1982, 1991, and 2001, respectively. She is a physician who performed her residency in Paris Hospitals during 1977–1982. She was appointed as a Research Associate at INSERM in 1983 and promoted to Research Director in 2005. Her ﬁrst research interest was in the ﬁeld of clinical neurophysiology after which she focused on upper limb motor control, disability, and assistive and rehabilitation technology for cerebral and spinal injured patients. She is the author or coauthor of 128 peer-reviewed academic publications, and 44 contributions to edited books. She is also actively involved in several Academic Networks concerning research on disability.
Jaap H. Buurke worked as a physical therapist for more than 25 years. He received his PhD from the Universiteit Twente for his work on the recovery of gait after stroke. He is the coordinator of the Research Track Rehabilitation Technology at Roessingh Research and Development, professor at Biomedical Signals and Systems group of the University of Twente and adjunct professor at Northwestern University Chicago (USA). He is the medical scientific director of the “Innovative Medical Devices Initiative SPRINT” and president of the Dutch society for Neurorehabilitation. He is specialized in human movement analysis with specific expertise in neuromuscular control and biomechanics after stroke. He is actively involved in national and international projects focusing on motor control, movement analysis, rehabilitation robotics and active assistive devices.