Hossein Rouhani



Hossein Rouhani

Area of Expertise
Biomedical Systems and Circuits

  • Bio-mechatronics
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Biomedical signal processing
  • Neuro-prosthesis design
  • Neural feedback control
  • Wearable sensors for health monitoring
  • Gait analysis
  • Movement disorder measurement

Hossein Rouhani received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic and the University of Tehran in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He also received a PhD degree in Bioengineering in 2010 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) where his research focus was on ambulatory health monitoring, musculoskeletal biomechanics and biomedical instrumentation design. Since 2006, he has closely collaborated with the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) in Switzerland and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI-UHN) in Canada for the purpose of clinical implementation of orthopaedic and neuro-rehabilitative technologies.

From 2011 to 2012, he was a postdoctoral researcher at EPFL contributing to implanting kinematic and force sensors in knee prostheses. In 2012, he joined the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) at the University of Toronto as a postdoctoral researcher. His current research focus is on postural balance assessment, neural control identification, neuroprosthesis design, and fall prevention during daily activity.

Dr. Rouhani is a recipient of two postdoctoral fellowships awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) in 2011 and 2013. He is a member of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) and the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB).