Visiting Members


Christian Klauer has a multidisciplinary background in biomedical- and control engineering. He received his Ph.D. at Technische Universität Berlin and graduated in electrical engineering. Besides control theory and signal processing, during the past ten years, his focus was on the investigation of novel control schemes for neuroprosthetic systems that apply Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) to restore lost or incomplete motor functions in case of Stroke and Spinal Coord Injury (SCI). Herein, a strong focus was on using Electromyography and artificial co-activations to enhance the motor precision of today’s FES based neuroprosthesis. In 2018, at NearLab, he has been working as a Post-doc stipendiate funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). During that period, his research focus was on the restoration of hand functions by combining Inertial Measurement Units, Electromyography, and feedback-controlled FES.

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Johannes Zajc is a Ph.D. student from Technical University Vienna, Austria. He received his master’s degree in Energy Systems and Automation Technology in 2013 and is currently employed by Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH in Vienna. As a visiting Ph.D. student in the Neuroengineering and Medical Robotics Laboratory at Politecnico di Milano (from August 2016 to March 2017), he is working on a rehabilitation device to restore upper limp functionality of stroke patients and an exo-skeleton for children with muscle dystrophy. He is working in close collaboration with Alessandra Pedrocchi, Simona Ferrante, Emilia Ambrosini and Marta Gandolla.

Eric Alexis Rojas Jimenez, undergraduate student in B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering. He is an international intern student in Nearlab, under the supervision of PhD. Emilia Ambrosini. His main work is on RETRAINER project on the improvement of the FES control system for the upper limb exoskeleton using Reinforcement Learning and the design of a new biomechanical model of the human arm to replicate the real movement of the arm.
Erick Jimenez Gonzalez, undergraduate student in B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico. He is an international student intern in Nearlab, under the supervision of PhD. Emilia Ambrosini. He is part of the Cybathlon’s team and he is mainly working on an embedded system and the FES strategies that are going to be used during the competititon.
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