Speaker: "Evaluation and Assistance of Lower Motor Function for Motor Disabled Persons"
Professor Takashi Watanabe
Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
Dr Takashi Watanabe is the Professor in Division of Biomedical Engineering for Health and Welfare at Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University, in Sendai, Japan. Prior to that, He was worked as the Associate Professor at Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering from 2008 to 2012 and at the Information Synergy Center from 2001 to 2007, Tohoku University. He worked as a Research Associate at Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, and at Department of Electronic Engineering, Tohoku University from 1993 to 2000. He received a Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from Tohoku University in 2000.
Since he was a PhD candidate, he has investigated Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) control of the musculoskeletal system for restoring and assisting paralyzed motor function of motor disabled subjects. He has also investigated measurement and evaluation of movements with wearable inertial sensors for applications to motor rehabilitation and healthcare.
For an abstract of Takashi Watanabe’s talk, please click here.