Projects per year
Translational Research in Neuroscience & Engineering
Translational research in neuroscience and engineering is the primary focus of SMI. The aim is to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic methods in the areas of pain, motor control, sports sciences, and rehabilitation.
SMI is an international research and training center with 50% of the staff coming from abroad, and the working language is English. The research center is operating under Department of Health Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University.
SMI is headed by Professor Lars Arendt-Nielsen (co-founder).
Organisation of research
Interdisciplinarity, international cooperation, and committed and dedicated researchers are the core resources of SMI. The interdisciplinarity is illustrated by a diversity of research areas.
The research is organised in the following Research Interest Groups (RIG):
- Integrative Neuroscience (Head: Ole K. Andersen)
- Neural Engineering and Neurophysiology of Movement (Head: Winnie Jensen)
- Pain and Motor System Plasticity (Head: Thomas Graven-Nielsen)
- Translational Pain Biomarkers (Head: Lars Arendt-Nielsen)
The International Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology offers Ph.D. programmes within the research areas of SMI and other closely related biomedical areas.
The School is headed by Associate Professor Carsten Dahl Mørch.
In 2006, the School was awarded a grant from The Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to start a doctoral programme for elite students.
Further information at the webpage of the Doctoral School.
Based on grants from the North Jutland Region and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation SMI launched an innovation programme in 2006. The aim is to develop SMI research results into commercial products in co-operation with biomedical and pharmacological industry.
In 2011 Eir Business Park was established by means from the European Regional Development Fund, Aalborg University and the North Denmark Region.
Further information about innovation.
Participation in networks within biomedical science, neuroscience, and clinical disciplines is of major importance to SMI.
The established research co-operation and partnerships with a wide range of research centres, hospitals, and companies constitute a substantial resource for SMI.
Currently, co-operation includes more than 40 organisations in 15 countries and 20 national and international companies.
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Lone Schødt Andersen
- Department of Health Science and Technology - Senior Secretary
- HST Research Support Team
- The Faculty of Medicine - Professor
- Department of Health Science and Technology - Professor
- Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction
- Translational Biomarkers in Pain and Precision Medicine
- Center for Mathematical Modelling of Knee Osteoarthritis
- Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain
- Aalborg University Hospital
- Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Professor
Person: Associated to Aalborg UH, VIP19832023
DISRUPT: Direct simultaneous control of upper-limb prostheses in multiple degrees of freedom
Dideriksen, J. L., Dosen, S. & Gavriljuk, M.
01/09/2022 → 31/12/2025
Center for Rehabilitation Robotics
Struijk, L. N. S. A., Dremstrup, K., Jochumsen, M. R., Moeslund, T. B., Rasmussen, J., Gaihede, M., Obál, I., Bai, S., Bak, T., Kanstrup, A. M., Vinge, L., Mohammadi, M., Bengtson, S. H., Kobbelgaard, F. V., Kæseler, R. L., Thøgersen, M., Leerskov, K., Bentsen, B., Johansen, D., Pálsdóttir, Á. A. & Kirtas, O.
24/03/2021 → …
HyperHand: Intelligent hybrid control of an exoskeleton hand based on non invasive tongue interfacing combined with electrical muscle stimulation for restoration of hand function in paralyzed individuals – HyperHand
Struijk, L. N. S. A., Veltink, P. H. & Kasch, H.
15/01/2021 → 31/01/2024
A Case Report of Pediatric Patient with Tuberous Sclerosis and Radiologically Isolated SyndromeSforza, G., Monte, G., Voci, A., Figà Talamanca, L., Papetti, L., Ferilli, M. A. N., Proietti Checchi, M., Valeriani, M. & Moavero, R., 5 May 2023, In: Journal of Clinical Medicine . 12, 9, 3284.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
ACE1 rs1799752 Polymorphism is not Associated with Long-COVID Symptomatology in Previously Hospitalized COVID-19 SurvivorsFernández-de-Las-Peñas, C., Arendt-Nielsen, L., Díaz-Gil, G., Gil-Crujera, A., Gómez-Sánchez, S. M., Ambite-Quesada, S., Palomar-Gallego, M. A., Pellicer-Valero, O. J. & Giordano, R., Mar 2023, In: Journal of Infection. 86, 3, p. e67-e69
Research output: Contribution to journal › Letter › peer-reviewOpen Access
A hierarchical sensorimotor control framework for human-in-the-loop robotic handsSeminara, L., Dosen, S., Mastrogiovanni, F., Bianchi, M., Watt, S., Beckerle, P., Nanayakkara, T., Drewing, K., Moscatelli, A., Klatzky, R. L. & Loeb, G. E., 17 May 2023, In: Science Robotics. 8, 78, p. eadd5434 8 p., eadd5434.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-review
Supplementary Material for: Serological Biomarkers at Hospital Admission Are Not Related to Long-Term Post-COVID Fatigue and Dyspnea in COVID-19 Survivors
Fernández-De-Las-Penãs, C. (Creator), Ryan-Murua, P. (Creator), Rodríguez-Jiménez, J. (Creator), Palacios-Cenã, M. (Creator), Arendt-Nielsen, L. (Creator) & Torres-Macho, J. (Creator), Karger Publishers, 5 Apr 2022
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.19518862.v1, https://karger.figshare.com/articles/dataset/Supplementary_Material_for_Serological_Biomarkers_at_Hospital_Admission_Are_Not_Related_to_Long-Term_Post-COVID_Fatigue_and_Dyspnea_in_COVID-19_Survivors/19518862/1
Dataset: Supplementary material
Additional file 2 of Bio-psycho-social characteristics and impact of musculoskeletal pain in one hundred children and adolescents consulting general practice
Pourbordbari, N. (Creator), Jensen, M. B. (Creator), Olesen, J. L. (Creator), Holden, S. (Creator) & Rathleff, M. S. (Creator), Figshare, 2022
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.19068678.v1, https://springernature.figshare.com/articles/journal_contribution/Additional_file_2_of_Bio-psycho-social_characteristics_and_impact_of_musculoskeletal_pain_in_one_hundred_children_and_adolescents_consulting_general_practice/19068678/1
sj-pdf-2-imr-10.1177_03000605221112046 - Supplemental material for Difference in postural stability between STarT Back Tool subgroups of patients with low back pain under conditions of sensory deprivation and cognitive load
Ingemann-Molden, S. (Creator), Pessoto Hirata, R. (Creator), Jensen, M. B. (Creator), Graven-Nielsen, T. (Creator) & Riis, A. (Creator), Sage Journals, 2022
DOI: 10.25384/sage.20348689.v1, https://sage.figshare.com/articles/journal_contribution/sj-pdf-2-imr-10_1177_03000605221112046_-_Supplemental_material_for_Difference_in_postural_stability_between_STarT_Back_Tool_subgroups_of_patients_with_low_back_pain_under_conditions_of_sensory_deprivation_and_cognitive_load/20348689/1
IASP-Best Poster Prize
Petrini, Laura (Recipient), 2022
Prize: Conference prizes
The Svend Andersen Talent Prize 2022
Petersen, Kristian Kjær-Staal (Recipient), 2022
Prize: Honorary prizes and appointments
Best Abstract Prize
Petersen, Kristian Kjær-Staal (Recipient) & Larsen, Dennis Boye (Recipient), 7 Sept 2019
Prize: Conference prizes
Neuroscience Academy Denmark (NAD) (External organisation)
Carsten Dahl Mørch (Member (Appointed by AAU))2022 → …
Activity: Memberships › Membership of committees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar
Telenursing, telehealth and telerehabilitation during the COVID-19 pandemic– a global trend
Birthe Dinesen (Lecturer)11 Feb 2021 → 25 Feb 2021
Activity: Talks and presentations › Conference presentations
Frontiers in Neuroscience (Journal)
Lotte N. S. Andreasen Struijk (Editor), Mads Rovsing Jochumsen (Editor), John Paulin Hansen (Editor) & Ernest Nlandu Kamavuako (Editor)14 Jan 2021 → Apr 2021
Activity: Editorial work and peer review › Journal editor › Research
Nybrud: Syntetisk omsorg
1 item of Media coverage
Press/Media: Press / Media
Sandt eller falsk? Læges påstand om rødhårede deles på socialt medie
24/04/2023 → 25/04/2023
3 items of Media coverage
Press/Media: Press / Media
Storstilet projekt sætter som de første fokus på "forsømte" hjertepatienter
18/04/2023 → 21/04/2023
2 items of Media coverage
Press/Media: Press / Media
Security and quality of life using an online portal with health data
Birthe Dinesen (Participant)
Impact: Social impact, Quality of life impact