Prof. Strahinja Dosen

 Full Professor in Rehabilitation Robotics, Aalborg University (Denmark)Dosen



Strahinja Došen received the Diploma of Engineering degree in electrical engineering and the M.Sc. degree in biomedical engineering from the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2000 and 2004, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, in 2009. Between 2011 and 2017, he was a Research Scientist with the University Medical Center Göttingen, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University. He has authored or coauthored more than 65 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals in the field of biomedical engineering. His research interests include movement restoration and control, rehabilitation robotics, sensory feedback, and human-machine interfacing for sensory-motor integration. 


Presentation Title:

  • Textile electrodes for practical application of myoelectric control in human-machine interfacing

Presentation Summary:

Myoelectric control is an attractive approach for human-machine interfacing, as it enables recognizing wrist and hand gestures and translating those into commands for an external device, without the need for placing the sensors on the hand. However, the biggest challenge to the wider use of this approach is that the state-of-the-art systems are not convenient for practical applications. The laboratory solutions provide high resolution and excellent signal quality, but require preparation (e.g., cleaning the skin and applying gel), while commercially available systems for dry recording are bulky and integrate a small number of recording channels. In the present lecture, we will describe textile interfaces developed within the EU-funded project Wearplex in an effort to overcome the critical barrier to the practical application of myoelectric interfacing. They integrate a matrix of recording pads for high-fidelity recording within an ergonomic textile sleeve that is easy to apply (gel not required) by wrapping it around the forearm. We will show the electrical and functional characterization of the interface as well as its potential clinical applications.