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Robert Riener

9:30--12:00, July 8th
Rehabilitation robotics lower extremities
13:30-- 16:00, July 8th
Rehabilitation robotics upper extremities
ETH Zurich


Robert Riener is Full Professor for Sensory-Motor Systems at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich. He has been Assistant Professor for Rehabilitation Engineering at ETH Zurich since May 2003. In June 2006 he was promoted to the rank of an Associate Professor and in June 2010 to the rank of a Full Professor. As he holds a Double-Professorship with the University of Zurich, he is also active in the Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Balgrist University Hospital (Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich).His current research interests involve human motion synthesis, biomechanics, virtual reality, man-machine interaction, and rehabilitation robotics. He authored and co-authored more than 400 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles and 24 patents. He is a member of several scientific societies (e.g., IEEE/EMBS, DGBMT/VDE, IFESS) and an associate editor of several scientific journals. For his development of the arm therapy robot ARMin, he was awarded with several prizes including the human Tech Innovation Prize and the Swiss Technology Award. He was awarded also with the IEEE TNSRE Best Paper Award 2010 and the EU Robotics Technology Transfer Awards 2011 and 2012. Riener is initiator and organizer of the CYBATHLON, which was honored by the European Excellence Award and the Yahoo Sports Technology Award. In 2018 Robert Riener received an honorary doctoral degree from the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel. Robert Riener is represented by VBQ Speakers for non-academic speaking engagements. 

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