We are hiring

A new PhD position is available on human-robot interaction and upper limb muscle electrophysiology. see more details here

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August 2022

An interview with Arash Arami on Waterloo news about the motor control of lower limbs and hoverboard

News Link here!!

YouTube link here. 

our paper link

 

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July 2022

Congratulation Rezvan Nasiri and Hannah Dinovitzer on winning one of

the best poster awards

of RehabWeek 2022!!

 

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Mohammad Shushtari presented our work on robust and accurate gait phase estimation in RehabWeek 2022.

Twitter link.

 

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June 2022

Congratulation our FYDP team PHANES to got into the final round (one of five finalists) of Demo day challenge by Praxis-Ideation Clinic!!

 

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A new funding was secured which enables

us to perform exciting research on upper limbs, a collaborative work between our lab and Kinesiology Department at the University of Waterloo.

More updates to come!

 

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May 2022

Our paper on estimator fusion for cuffless blood pressure estimation and an uncertainty measure got accepted in Nature Publishing Scientific Reports!

 

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Nirosh Manohara joined the lab as a new co-op student.

Welcome to the lab, Nirosh!

 

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Nirosh Manohara received the NSERC USRA scholarship.

Congratulation, Nirosh!

 

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Jai Parajapati joined the lab as a new URA.

Welcome to the lab, Jai!

 

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April 2022

Two papers got accepted to be presented at RehabWeek 2022 in IEEE International Conference in Rehabilitation Robotics, to be held 25-29 July 2022, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

 

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March 2022

Cederick Landry obtained NSERC PDF scholarship

Congratulation Cederick! and best of luck at the University of Pittsburgh!

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Iara Santelices obtained NSERC CGS-M scholarship

Congratulation Iara!

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Publication update

Do you know how we learn to ride a #hoverboard? Which balance #motor_control strategies we use more?
See our new paper* published in Scientific Reports trying to answer those questions:
https://rdcu.be/cI6RW
Twitter link: https://lnkd.in/efaGaRHE
* a collaboration btw University of Waterloo, Imperial College London and NTT Communication Science Laboratories

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January 2022
Publication update

Our paper titled Data-driven Prediction of Forging Outcome: Effect of Preform Shape on Plastic Strain in a Magnesium Alloy Forging got accepted in the journal of  Materials Today Communications

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Three URAs joined our lab to work on projects ranged from exoskeleton control to investigating the neural sensory fusion

for human movement control. 

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Two courses are given this term by our PI: A technical elective course, ME 547 Robot Manipulators: Kinematics, Dynamics and Control and a graduate course, ME 780 Human Movement Neuromechanics

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Sahand Ajami joined the lab as an MASc student.

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December 2021

Cederick Landry successfully defended his PhD with distinction. Cederick doctoral thesis was on Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitoring: Estimation of the Waveform and its Prediction Interval.

Congrats Dr. Landry! 

Cederick is joining Mukkamala' Lab at Pittsburgh for his Postdoctoral research.   

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November 2021

Arash Arami has been selected as the chair of NSERC Scholarship and Fellowships committee on Computing Sciences.   

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Septmber 2021

Milad Nazarahari joined  our lab as a new PDF to work on upper limb neurorehabilitation. 

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Publication update

Our new paper on Online Reference Trajectory Adaptation: A Personalized Control Strategy for Lower Limb Exoskeletons got accepted in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

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Rezvan Nasiri presented the novel controller Virtual Energy Regulator in IEEE IROS 2021

Link to the video.

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August 2021

Our paper on  Accurate Blood Pressure Estimation during Activities of Daily Living: A Wearable Cuffless Solution is selected as a Featured Article in IEEE Journal of Biomedical Health Informatics.

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Milad Nazarahari featured in the UW news on his project related to stroke robotic rehabilitation (link).

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July 2021
Publication update

Our paper, Virtual Energy Regulator: A Time-Independent Solution for Control of
Lower Limb Exoskeletons
got accepted in journal of IEEE Robotics and Automation
Letters
, also accepted to be presented in IEEE IROS 2021Early access link

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Cederick Landry presented our work on Estimation Fusion for Cuffless Blood Pressure Prediction at IEEE Body Sensors Networks (BSN) 2021. 

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Yesung Cha successfully obtained his MASc and completed his thesis on Spasticity Modeling at Neuromechanics and Assistive Robotics Lab. 

Congrats Yesung!!

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June 2021

Arash Arami gave a keynote talk at Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering International Congress (CSME 2021) on June 30, on  Modeling and Simulation of Neuromuscular Control of Walking 

More details here

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Publication update

A preprint of our paper on  Balance Strategy in Hoverboard Control is now available at Research Square: Link

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Publication update

A preprint of our paper on Online Reference Trajectory Adaptation: A Personalized Control Strategy for Lower Limb Exoskeletons is now available: Link

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Yesung Cha has defended his MSc Thesis Seminar on Modeling and Simulation of Lower Limb Spasticity

Congratulation Yesung!!

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Sola Weng presented his work on natural walking with deep RL agent in ICRA 2021.

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May 2021

Iara Santelices received Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS). Congratulation Iara!!

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April 2021

Mohammad Shushtari has successfully defended his PhD comprehensive exam.

Congratulation Mohammad!!

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A Big Congratulation to our undergraduate team Bless your sole for winning the Esch Pitch Competition, Sedra People Choice Award and MME capstone Medical Award!

Bravo team Bless Your Sole !!

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March 2021

Sola Weng won the first prize in UWaterloo MME Graduate Symposium (link), on his presentation on use of deep reinforcement learning in studying human gait neuromechanicsCongratulation Sola!!

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Two papers got accepted in Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering International Congress (CSME 2021) on below topics:

i) Functional Electrical Stimulation based Joint Position Control

ii) A Framework for Modeling and Simulation of Neuromuscular Control of Walking 

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Two CBB Seed grants were obtained in two separate collaborations with Digital Industrial Ergonomics & Shoulder Evaluation Lab.

and Haptic Computing Lab. 

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February 2021
Publication update

Our paper titled Natural Walking With Musculoskeletal Models Using Deep Reinforcement Learning got accepted  in the journal of IEEE Robotics & Automation Letters. link can be found here

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February 2021

Arash Arami gave a talk titled Neuromechanics and Assistive Robotics, in Robotics & AI Research Workshop, February 24th at University of Waterloo (Virtual)

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January 2021
Publication update

Our paper on  Accurate Blood Pressure Estimation during Activities of Daily Living: A Wearable Cuffless Solution  got accepted in IEEE Journal of Biomedical Health Informatics (JBHI).

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We also released a dataset, Wearable Physiological and Blood Pressure Measurements During Activities of Daily Living, on IEEE dataport (link).  

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Iara Santelices joined the lab as an MASc student. 

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December 2020

Arash Arami gave an invited talk/webinar on Neuromechanical Modeling of the Lower Limbs in Healthy People and Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury at Sharif University of Technology. 

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Publication update

Our abstract on AI-driven manufacturing got accepted 12th InternationalConference on Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (Mg 2021).

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November 2020

New agreement was finalized between our lab and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute for data sharing for spasticity research. 

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October 2020

Tharindu Abesin Kodippili has successfully defended his PhD comprehensive exam. 

Congratulation Tharindu!!

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Arash Arami has been appointed to NSERC Selection Committee for scholarship evaluations. 

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September 2020
Publication update
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Hannah Dinovitzer joined the lab as an MASc student.

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August 2020
Publication update

Our paper on joint impedance identification during walking was twitted by IEEE TNSRE (Twitter link).

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July 2020

Cederick Landry presented the work on Cuffless Blood Pressure Estimation for Activities of Daily Living in EMBC 2020.

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Lucy Liu joined the lab as a co-op student.

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June 2020
Publication update

Our paper titled Clustering-based approach to identify joint impedance during walking was accepted in IEEE TNSRE (early access link).

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Publication update

Our paper titled Cable-driven robotic interface for lower limb neuromechanics identification was accepted in IEEE TBME (early access link).

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We participated in a COVID-19 forecasting tournament at the UW.

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May 2020

Julia Goyal obtained the Prestigious 

SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral (CGS-D).

Congratulation Julia!!

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April 2020
Publication update

Our paper on Hip Neuromechanics was accepted in IEEE Trans on Neural System and Rehab Engineering (link1, link2).

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Publication update

Our paper on Cuffless Blood Pressure Estimation for Activities of Daily Living is accepted in EMBC 2020.

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March 2020

In a collaboration with the Structural Biomechanics Lab we secured CBB fund to investigate orthopedic implant loosening. 

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February 2020

Cederick Landry won the first place award in 3MT (3-minute thesis) competition (Twitter link

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Publication update

2 papers got accepted in CSME 2020.

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January 2020
Publication update

Our paper on predictive dynamical modeling of blood pressure waveform was published in IEEE Sensors Journal  (link)

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Jiacheng (Sola) Weng joined the lab as a new MASc student. 

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December 2019
Publication update

An article about our new gait freezing prediction algorithm was published in CSME Bulletin, Fall 2019, page 17  (Bulletin link, article link)

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October 2019
Publication update

Our paper (collaboration with EPFL) on  Shoulder robotic simulator is now available online in ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (link).

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Publication update

Our paper on Blood Pressure Waveform Estimation was published in IEEE EMBC 2019 Proceedings (link).

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September 2019
Publication update

Our paper  on  Prediction of freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease was published in IEEE Transactions on Neural System and Rehabilitation Engineering(link)

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Mohammad Shushtari joined the Neuromechanics and Assistive Robotics Lab as a new PhD student.

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August 2019
Publication update

Our journal paper got accepted in IEEE Transactions on Neural System and Rehabilitation Engineering, on the topic of prediction of freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease (early access)

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Our paper got published in the proceedings of IEEE ICORR 2019, Toronto, on the effect of visual information on bimanual motor tasks.  

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Arash Arami presented the work on Detection of Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s disease: an investigation on the role of different feature families in ISB 2019, Calgary. 

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July 2019
Publication update

Our Journal paper about a robotic glenohumeral simulator got accepted in Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.
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Cederick Landry presented his work on Estimation of the Blood Pressure Waveform using Electrocardiography at EMBS 2019, Berlin. 

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Congratulation team OKO haptics: Udayan Sarin, Curtis Lambert, Jessie Dhillon and Hernando Castano for winning the Baylis Medical Award

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June 2019

Congratulation Cederick Landry and teammates for winning the first place award in CBB Bio-Hackathon 2019

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May 2019

Appearance in Waterloo Research News:

Arash Arami received the prestigious New Frontiers in Research Fund. 

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Arash Arami gave a talk about personalized assistive robotics at Toronto Rehab Institute as a part of Jousse Lecture Series.

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March 2019

Team Akomodi won the I-beam prize for their design of a multi-purpose wheelchair for CP children. 

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February 2019

We received the CBB Seed Fund to investigate spasticity. 

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November 2018

Robotics Manipulator course (ME547) will be given in Winter 2019. 

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September 2018

A new graduate course titled Human Movement Neuromechanics (ME 780) is given in Fall 2018, 2019, .... 

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March 2018

Arash Arami gave an invited talk at Grand River hospital.

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January 2018
Publication update

Our paper on Knee Implant Loosening Detection: A Vibration Analysis Investigation  got accepted Annals of Biomedical Engineering.

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Contact:

E7 3427, University of Waterloo

200 University Ave W, N2L 3G1

Email:

arash[dot]arami[at]uwaterloo[dot]ca