Konstantinos Nizamis

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

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20152020

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Personal profile

My name is Kostas Nizamis (1988 Kavala,Greece) and I am an Assistant Professor in Multidisciplinary Design 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). My current research interests involve the application of multidisciplinary design approaches in high impact societal problems. 

Research interests

My previous research focused on bio-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. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor in Multidisciplinary Design. Complex design problems often dictate the integration of multiple disciplines and then need to steer them towards successful collaborative efforts that can effectively address such problems. My vision is to understand the various interactions between different disciplines when solving complex design problems and facilitate collaboration. Additionally, I am very interested in research ethics and how modern technology can have a positive impact on society, by considering the individual needs of the users and all the relevant ethical consequences.

 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

3 Nov 201428 Feb 2019

Master, University of Twente

Master, Democritus University of Thrace

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Research Output

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 conferencePoster

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.

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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.

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    Activities

    Ethics and Policy of Robots in Healthcare Workshop

    Aimee A.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 (Participant)
    5 Jul 20168 Jul 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in 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

    1/11/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities