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Hossein-Rohani

Hossein Rouhani, PhD, PEng

Assistant Professor

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

About Me

Education:

  • Postdoc. Fellowship, University of Toronto, 2015 
  • Postdoc. Fellowship, Swiss Federal Inst. of Tech. (EPFL), 2011
  • PhD, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, EPFL, 2010
  • MSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2005
  • BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Tech., 2002

Awards/Honors:

  • Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (Advanced Postdoc Mobility), 2013
  • Spinal Cord Injury Ontario & Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2013
  • Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (Prospective Researchers), 2011
  • Distinguished MSc Thesis at University of Tehran , 2006



Research

Research Interest:

  • Musculoskeletal biomechanics
  • Wearable systems for daily health monitoring
  • Postural balance and risk of falling assessment
  • Gait and movement disorder measurement
  • Neuroprosthesis design
  • Biomedical instrumentation design
  • Biomedical data processing


Publications:

Selected journal papers

  1. Noamani A, Vette AH, Preuss R, Popovic MR, Rouhani H (2018) Optimal Estimation of Anthropometric Parameters for Quantifying Multi-Segment Trunk Kinetics. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (ASME Tr) (accepted)
  2. Nazarahari M, Rouhani H (2018) Detection of daily postures and walking modalities using a single chest-mounted tri-axial accelerometer. Medical Engineering & Physics (accepted)
  3. Williams AD, Boser QA, Kumawat AS, Agarwal K, Rouhani H, Vette AH. (2018) Design and Evaluation of an Instrumented Wobble Board for Assessing and Training Dynamic Seated Balance. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (ASME Tr). 140: 041006-1-10
  4. Arami A, Delaloye JR, Rouhani H, Jolles BM, Aminian K. (2017) Knee Implant Loosening Detection: A vibration analysis investigation. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 46: 97-107
  5. Marinho-Buzelli AR, Masani K, Rouhani H, Barela AM, Fernandes GTB, Verrier MC, Popovic MR. (2017) The influence of the aquatic environment on the center of pressure, impulses and trunk
  6. acceleration during gait initiation. Gait & Posture. 58: 469–475Rouhani H, Same M, Masani K, Li YQ, Popovic MR. (2017) PID Controller Design for FES Applied to Ankle Muscles in Neuroprosthesis for Standing Balance. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 11: 347
  7. Marinho-Buzelli AR, Rouhani H, Masani K, Verrier MC, Popovic MR. (2017) The influence of the aquatic environment on the control of postural sway. Gait & Posture. 51: 70–76
  8. Rouhani H, Rodriguez KE, Bergquist AJ, Masani K, Popovic MR. (2017) Minimizing muscle fatigue through optimization of electrical stimulation parameters. Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics. 3(1): 33-43
  9. Rouhani H, Same M, Li YQ, Popovic MR, Masani K. (2016) Identification of ankle plantar-flexors dynamics in response to electrical stimulation. Medical Engineering & Physics. 38: 1166–1171
  10. Mahallati S, Rouhani H, Preuss R, Masani K, Popovic MR. (2016) Multisegment Kinematics of the Spinal Column: Soft Tissue Artifacts Assessment. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (ASME Tr). 138 (7): 071003-1-8
  11. Chopra S, Rouhani H, Moerenhout K,Favre J, Aminian K, Crevoisier X. (2016) Outcome of ankle arthrodesis and total ankle replacement for ankle arthrosis in terms of gait variability. Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics. 2 (1): 31-38
  12. Rouhani H, Mahallati S, Preuss R, Masani K, Popovic MR. (2015)  Sensitivity of intersegmental angles of the spinal column to errors due to marker misplacement. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (ASME Tr). 137: 074502-1-6
  13. Milosevic M, Masani K, Kuipers MJ, Rouhani H, Verrier MC, McConville KMV, Popovic MR. (2015) Trunk control impairment is responsible for postural instability during quiet sitting in individuals with cervical spinal cord injury. Clinical Biomechanics. 30: 507-512
  14. Rouhani H, Abe MO, Nakazawa M, Popovic MR, Masani K. (2015) Heel strike detection using split force-plate treadmill. Gait & Posture. 41: 863-866
  15. Rouhani H, Favre J, Crevoisier X, Aminian K. (2014) A wearable system for multi-segment foot kinetics measurement. Journal of Biomechanics. 47: 1704-1711
  16. Same M, Rouhani H, Masani K, Popovic, MR. (2013) Closed-loop control of ankle plantarflexors and dorsiflexors using an inverted pendulum apparatus: A pilot study. Journal of Automatic Control. 21:31-36
  17. Chopra S, Rouhani H, Assal M, Aminian K, Crevoisier X. (2013) Effect of unilateral ankle arthrodesis and total ankle replacement on the bilateral gait symmetry. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 32: 377-384
  18. Mariani B, Rouhani H, Crevoisier X, Aminian K. (2013) Quantitative estimation of foot-flat and stance phase of gait using foot-worn inertial sensors. Gait & Posture. 37: 229-234
  19. Golestanirad L, Rouhani H, Elahi B, Shahim K, Graham SJ, Chen R, Mosig JR, Pollo C. (2012) Combined use of transcranial magnetic stimulation and metal electrode implants: A theoretical assessment of safety considerations. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 57: 7813–7827
  20. Rouhani H, Favre J, Crevoisier X, Jolles BM, Aminian K. (2012) A comparison between joint coordinate system and attitude vector for multi-segment foot kinematics. Journal of Biomechanics. 45: 2041-2045
  21. Rouhani H, Favre J, Crevoisier X, Aminian K. (2012) Measurement of multi-segment foot joint angles during gait using a wearable system. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (ASME Tr.). 134: art. no. 061006
  22. Rouhani H, Favre J, Aminian K, Crevoisier X. (2012) Multi-segment foot kinematics after total ankle replacement and ankle arthrodesis during relatively long-distance gait. Gait & Posture. 36: 561-566
  23. Rouhani H, Favre J, Crevoisier X, Aminian K. (2011) Ambulatory measurement of ankle kinetics for clinical applications. Journal of Biomechanics. 44: 2712-2718
  24. Rouhani H, Crevoisier X, Favre J, Aminian K. (2011) Outcome evaluation of ankle osteoarthritis treatments: Plantar pressure analysis during long-distance walking. Clinical Biomechanics. 26: 397-404
  25. Rouhani H, Favre J, Crevoisier X, Jolles BM, Aminian K. (2011) Segmentation of foot and ankle complex based on kinematic criteria. Computer Methods in Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering. 14: 773-781
  26. Rouhani H, Favre J, Crevoisier X, Aminian K. (2010) Ambulatory assessment of 3D ground reaction force using plantar pressure distribution. Gait & Posture. 32: 311-316