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RESEARCH VISION AND MISSION

I believe in improving quality of life for people with impaired sensory or motor capabilities through development of innovative, implantable technological solutions that are inspired by human biology. I work towards bridging animal and human research to create unique knowledge and novel rehabilitation systems.  

 

RESEARCH STRATEGY AND EXAMPLE RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • My research was initiated within animal work, and most of my work has been carried out in animal models – however since 2013, my work also taken a translational step towards clinical work. All my work is ultimately dedicated to the development of future clinical sensory and motor rehabilitation devices and therapies for use in human patients.
  • Example research projects: Animal model of ischemic stroke, Animal models of neuropathic and phantom limb pain, Direct sensory feedback to alleviate phantom limb pain, Invasive brain computer interfacing.

 

RESEARCH EXPERTISE

  • Specialist knowledge within the area of neural engineering, including new implantable technologies to assess, understand and modulate neuroplasticity for treatment of diseased or damaged neural system.
  • Experience with development and test of medical device equipment in collaboration with national and international companies.
  • Experience with development and test of medical equipment (invasive and non-invasive) at multi-national level (approvals obtained at the national ethical committee systems and national competent authorities for human tests, knowledge of performing animal and human tests to comply with the EU medical device directive).
  • Broad knowledge of national and international policies, strategies, mega-trends ect. within health.

RESEARCH VISION AND MISSION

I believe in improving quality of life for people with impaired sensory or motor capabilities through development of innovative, implantable technological solutions that are inspired by human biology. I work towards bridging animal and human research to create unique knowledge and novel rehabilitation systems.  

 

RESEARCH STRATEGY AND EXAMPLE RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • My research was initiated within animal work, and most of my work has been carried out in animal models – however since 2013, my work also taken a translational step towards clinical work. All my work is ultimately dedicated to the development of future clinical sensory and motor rehabilitation devices and therapies for use in human patients.
  • Example research projects: Animal model of ischemic stroke, Animal models of neuropathic and phantom limb pain, Direct sensory feedback to alleviate phantom limb pain, Invasive brain computer interfacing.

 

RESEARCH EXPERTISE

  • Specialist knowledge within the area of neural engineering, including new implantable technologies to assess, understand and modulate neuroplasticity for treatment of diseased or damaged neural system.
  • Experience with development and test of medical device equipment in collaboration with national and international companies.
  • Experience with development and test of medical equipment (invasive and non-invasive) at multi-national level (approvals obtained at the national ethical committee systems and national competent authorities for human tests, knowledge of performing animal and human tests to comply with the EU medical device directive).
  • Broad knowledge of national and international policies, strategies, mega-trends ect. within health.

 

Teaching profile

DIDACTIC PHILOSOPHY

I believe that deep learning and high-quality teaching is best promoted through strong feedback-based interaction with students and peer teachers. To achieve this, I work routinely with definition of explicit learning goals, alignment of mutual expectations and transparence.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Experienced class-room teacher, supervisor and mentor at undergraduate, graduate and ph.d. level mainly within biomedical engineering (civilingeniør uddannelsen i sundhedsteknologi), but also in within the clinical science and technology (kandidat I klinisk videnskab og teknologi, KVT) and the medical (bachelor i medicin /bachelor i medicin med industriel specialisering) edcuations.
  • Experienced teaching administrator, including curriculum planning and curriculum development.

Administrative profile

2016-

Vice-head of institute for research at dept. Health Science and Technology, AAU

2010-

Head of the ‘’Neural Engineering and Neurophysiology’’ research group

2006-

Ph.D. main supervisor (14), Ph.D. Co-supervisor (3), Post-doc/assistant professor supervisor (9)

2014-20

Co-founder of the Center for NeuroEngineering Solutions in Stroke Rehabilitation

2013-18

Project coordinator of EU FP7 STREP project (EPIONE, HEALTH-2013-innovation)

2008-13

Project coordinator of EU FP7 STREP project (‘TIME’, ICT-2008-224012)

2005-06

Project leader & PI of Marie Curie Outgoing international fellowship program (grant # 509874)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Biomedical Engineering and Science., Ph.D degree

Award Date: 22 Mar 2001

University pedagogics for asisstant lecturers, AAU

20012003

Keywords

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • neural engineering
  • neural prostheses
  • neural rehabilitation
  • neural plasticity
  • implantable neural interfaces
  • coding and decoding of neural signals
  • animal models

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