Konstantinos Nizamis

, MEng. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, MSc. in Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

  • 28 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Personal profile

My name is Kostas Nizamis (1988 Kavala,Greece) and I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Twente. I graduated as electrical and computer engineer (M.Eng) from the Democritus University of Thrace in Xanthi, Greece, with a thesis on the study and development of an electronic system for creating an adaptive railroad network using methods inspired by nature. After that, I acquired my degree in Biomedical engineering (MSc.) at the University of Twente working on the EMG control of active arm supports for people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Between November 2014 and February 2019, I performed my Ph.D. research in the department of Biomechanical engineering, at the University of Twente, in Symbionics 1.3: Intention Amplifying in Hand Orthoses. In this project, we developed and tested a myocontrolled hand exoskeleton for people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpHjlFM0t3Y).

Research interests

My research focuses on sEMG signal analysis, hand and arm exoskeletons, 
intention detection, active support for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and daily -out of the lab- use of assistive devices. I participated in the development of an active myoelectric hand exoskeleton for people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. My vision is to study, develop and improve upper extremity rehabilitation protocols in combination with Virtual and Augmented Reality environments for people with upper extremity related impairments.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Biomechanical Engineering

3 Nov 201428 Feb 2019

Master, University of Twente

Master, Democritus University of Thrace

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 28 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 9 Poster
  • 4 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

Towards Intuitive Control of Active Arm Supports for Men with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A Hybrid sEMG-Torque Control Interface

Nizamis, K., Lobo Prat, J., Keemink, A. Q. L., Janssen, M., Carloni, R., Stienen, A. & Koopman, H. F. J. M., 10 Jun 2016, p. -.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterOther research output

22 Citations (Scopus)
107 Downloads (Pure)

A Structured overview of trends and technologies used in dynamic hand orthoses

Bos, R. A., Haarman, C. J. W., Stortelder, T., Nizamis, K., Herder, J. L., Stienen, A. & Plettenburg, D. H., 2016, In : Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation. 13, 1, p. 62-62 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

Switching Proportional EMG Control of a 3D Endpoint Arm Support for People with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Nizamis, K., Lobo Prat, J., Keemink, A. Q. L., Carloni, R., Stienen, A. & Koopman, H. F. J. M., Aug 2015, IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics. USA: IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY, p. 235-240 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review


Activities 2014 2019

Ethics and Policy of Robots in Healthcare Workshop

Aimee L. van Wynsberghe (Organiser), Konstantinos Nizamis (Participant), Eduard Fosch Villaronga (Participant), Cristina Zaga (Participant), Shannon Vallor (Participant), Emily Collins (Participant), Marianne Andersen (Participant), Marcelo Ienca (Participant), Vanessa Rampton (Participant), Giovanni Pazienza (Participant), Li Wang Long (Participant), Monique van der Linde (Participant), Lina Emilsson (Participant), Guglielmo Tamburini (Participant)
26 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

Basics of EMG Control

Konstantinos Nizamis (Speaker), J. Lobo Prat (Speaker)
6 Oct 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

XXI ISEK Congress 2016

Konstantinos Nizamis (Organiser), Arno Stienen (Chair), Dario Farina (Participant), Derek Kamper (Participant), Thierry Keller (Participant), Dick Plettenburg (Participant), Elliott Rouse (Participant)
8 Jul 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Don't hand it over

Konstantinos Nizamis (Speaker)
19 May 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

EMG Gesture Classification

Konstantinos Nizamis (Speaker)
21 Apr 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Press / Media

Sprint Newsletter 2018 November

Konstantinos Nizamis


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities