Dr.ir. Kenan Niu is an assistant professor in the Robotics and Mechatronics (RAM) Group at the University of Twente (the Netherlands) since 05. 2022. He obtained a doctoral degree in the field of biomechanical engineering from the University of Twente in 02.2018. His Ph.D. research focus on Ultrasound based motion tracking for tracking real-time knee kinematics. He received the BS and MS degrees in biomedical engineering (both as Cum Laude) from Northeastern University (China) with specialization in medical image processing and surgical navigation in 2011 and 2013, respectively.

From 03.2018 to 01.2019, he worked as a postdoc researcher in imec-Vision Lab for dynamic 4D heart modelling at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). From 02.2019 to 04.2022, He worked as a postdoc researcher at the Robot-Assisted Surgery group (RAS) at KU Leuven (Belgium). His work includes research, development, and management of several European and nationally funded research projects (e.g. FWO-RadarSpine-2022-2024, H2020-FAROS-2021-2024, ICON-DIASTOLE-2018-2019.

Dr. Kenan Niu’s current research interests include robotic imaging and smart sensing, robotic orthopedic surgery, medical image processing, ultrasound imaging, surgical navigation and system integration, computer vision and biomechanical /statistical shape modelling.

Expertise

  • Computer Science

    • Robotics
    • Ultrasound
    • Procedures
  • Medicine and Dentistry

    • Hysteroscopy
    • Bone
    • Measurement
    • Accuracy
    • Cadaver

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Dr. Kenan Niu’s research interests include robotic imaging and smart sensing, robotic orthopedic surgery, medical image processing, ultrasound imaging, surgical navigation and system integration, computer vision and biomechanical /statistical shape modelling and cognitive architecture. The research ambition is to empower human intelligence into a robotic system. 

Publications

2024
2023
Physiological Motion Compensation for Neuroscience Research based on Electrical Bio-Impedance SensingIEEE sensors journal, 23(20), 25377-25389. Zhang, Y., Verschooten, E., Ourak, M., Van Assche, K., Borghesan, G., Wu, D., Niu, K., Joris, P. X. & Poorten, E. V.https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2023.3307489State-of-the-Art of Non-Radiative, Non-Visual Spine Sensing with a Focus on Sensing Forces, Vibrations and Bioelectrical Properties: A Systematic ReviewSensors, 23(19), Article 8094. Timmermans, M., Massalimova, A., Li, R., Davoodi, A., Goossens, Q., Niu, K., Poorten, E. V., Fürnstahl, P. & Denis, K.https://doi.org/10.3390/s23198094Robot-assisted ultrasound reconstruction for spine surgery: from bench-top to pre-clinical studyInternational journal of computer assisted radiology and surgery, 18(9), 1613-1623. Li, R., Davoodi, A., Cai, Y., Niu, K., Borghesan, G., Cavalcanti, N., Massalimova, A., Carrillo, F., Laux, C. J., Farshad, M., Fürnstahl, P. & Poorten, E. V.https://doi.org/10.1007/s11548-023-02932-zDevelopment of Robot-assisted Ultrasound System for Fetoscopic Tracking in Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome SurgeryIn 2023 International Symposium on Medical Robotics, ISMR 2023. IEEE. Cai, Y., Davoodi, A., Li, R., Ourak, M., Niu, K., Deprest, J. & Poorten, E. V.https://doi.org/10.1109/ISMR57123.2023.10130208
2022
RL-Based Guidance in Outpatient Hysteroscopy Training: A Feasibility Study. Poliakov, V., Niu, K., Poorten, E. V. & Tsetserukou, D.An Augmented Reality-Based Interaction Scheme for Robotic Pedicle Screw PlacementJournal of imaging, 8(10), Article 273. Vörös, V., Li, R., Davoodi, A., Wybaillie, G., Poorten, E. V. & Niu, K.https://doi.org/10.3390/jimaging8100273

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Hallenweg 23
7522 NH Enschede
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