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Team Imperial group photoA team from Imperial College London featuring the expertise of leaders in the fields of Neurotechnology and Human Robotics are teaming up with industrial partners and a keen group of pilots to enter into the Cybathlon.

The team propose to enter into four of the race categories; the arm prosthesis race, the BCI race, the powered exoskeleton race and the powered wheelchair race. For us these first Bionic Olympics are a way to bring together experts, students and users together to forge a unique experience and deliver new technology that helps the pilots and beyond.

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 Aldo

Team leader
Dr Aldo Faisal

Senior Lecturer in Neurotechnology jointly at the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. Aldo is the Team Leader over-seeing the overall development as well as leading projects such as the vision controlled wheelchair, brain computer interface and powered arm prosthesis development.

 Spyros

Project leader
Dr Spyros Masouros

Lecturer in Trauma Biomechanics in the Department of Bioengineering and the Biomechanics Theme Lead for the Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injuries Studies. Spyros is leading developments on the powered wheelchair project.

  Rik Berkelmans

Leader of the joint "BerkelBike UK - Team Imperial" entry into the FES bike race
Rik Berkelmans

The BerkelBike is a bicyle and functional electrical technology (FES) solution for a spinal cord injured. The patented technology and the company are the brainchild of Rik Berkelmans.

Ian

Team co-ordinator
Dr Ian Radcliffe

Project Manager on the Sports Innovation Challenge. Ian assists in the organisation of the team and pilots and interaction with the media.

Konnaris

Technical co-ordinator
Charalambos "Harris" Konnaris

Having completed a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Bioengineering, Harris is currently working towards a PhD in the Department of Bioengineering, with the intent of delivering high impact technologies for people with disabilities. Currently Harris designs and builds novel neuroprosthesis in the Brain and Behaviour lab in the Dept. of Bioengineering.  His goal is to replicate the human hand’s dexterity and precision in an affordable and functional prosthesis.

 Etienne

Project advisor
Professor Etienne Burdet

Professor of Human Robotics within the Department of Bioengineering, Etienne’s main interests are in human-machine interaction and rehabilitation robotics.

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MSc technology contributors 2015-2016

Meghna

Meghna

Meghna
FES Bike

Billy

Billy

Billy
FES Bike

Lou-Ann

Lou-Ann

Lou-Ann
Wheelchair Race

Margherita

Margherita

Margherita
Wheelchair Race

Irene

Irene

Irene
Arm Prosthesis

Mireia

Mireia

Mireia
Arm Prosthesis

Eugenio

Eugenio

Eugenio
Arm Prosthesis

Cedric

Cedric

Cedric
BCI Race

Pablo

Pablo

Pablo
BCI Race

Undergraduate technology contributors 2015-2016

  • Justino Rodrigues
  • Enrico Tosoratti
  • Duy An Tran
  • Robert Toth
  • Giorgia Paratore
  • Bryony Halcrow
  • Jessica Prior
  • Sabrina Smith
  • Zeinab Saci
  • William Lin
  • Lukas Hann
  • Edward da Fonseca

Student technology contributors 2014-2015

  • Maria Freitas da Silva WHEELCHAIR
  • Guillem Singla Buxarrais HAND
  • Eduardo Gonzalez Ponferrada BCI GAME
  • Sabine Dziemian EYE-BASE CDONTROL