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Head of Center for Rehabilitation Robotics

The focus of the research is to increase the quality of life for individuals living with severe disabilities through new knowledge and technologies within rehabilitation engineering and robotics

Innovation and Spinn off:

The product iTongue allowing paralysed users to control assistive devices and robots byt the tongue and the related company TKS A/S

Research profile

Head of Rehabilitation Engineering and Robotics Laboratory

Head of Biorobtics Laboratory

Administrative profile

2024 -> Member of the Academic Council of the Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg Univesity

2024 -> Memeber of the AAU Parallel Language Advisory Group

2023 -> Member of HST borad for Diversity and equality

2021-> Head of  Center for Rehabilitation Robotics, HST,AAU

2021-> Research Group Leader - Neurorehabilitation Robotics and Engineering Research group, HST, SUND, AAU

2018-2021: Leader of one of the 5 large strategic interdiciplinary AAU projects: EXOTIC

2014-> Member of the HST Co-operation Committee

2011-2021: Member of the steering group of Aalborg University Robotics

2007-20011: Leader of the Virtual Center for Technologies for Aging og Handicapped (V-Cen-TAH), AAU

PhD Supervision

2006 -> Main supervisor of 9 PhD students, co supervisor of 5 PhD students

2023-> Opponent at 2 External PhD defenses

2006-> Chair of 5 PhD defenses

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
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Biomedical Engineering and Science, Ph.D degree, Thesis title: The Nerve Cuff Electrode and Cutaneous Sensory Feedback

Award Date: 11 Apr 2002

University pedagogics for Asisstant Professors, AAU

Dec 20012004

External positions

Full Memeber of Sigma Xi, Sigma Xi

Oct 2023 → …

Honorary Professorship at Amity University, Noida, India, related to robotics

Aug 2022 → …

Member of the Think Tank on Welfare Technology of the Danish society of Engineers (IDA)


Member of the program council of the Danish Public university/programrådet for Folkeuniversitetet


Head of Research and Development at the company,, TKS A/S


Member and initiator of the “Health, Disease Prevention, and Health Technology” board of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, ATV.

2009 → …

Part time on innovation, financed by TKS A/S


Maternity leave



  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Exoskeletons
  • Neurorehabilitation technologies
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Human machine interfaces
  • Biointerfacing
  • Tongue computer interfacing
  • Brain computer interface
  • Myoeletric interfacing
  • Innovation


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