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K. Nizamis MSc (Kostas)

PhD Candidate / PhD Student

About Me

My name is Kostas Nizamis (1988 Kavala,Greece). 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). In November 2014, I joined the department of Biomechanical engineering, at the University of Twente, as a PhD candidate.

I am currently working on Symbionics 1.3: Intention Amplifying in Hand Orthoses. Our goal is to create a high-tech hand orthosis, actively and intuitively controlled by individuals with DMD.

Expertise

Torque Control
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Orthotic Devices
Technology
State Of The Art
Torque
Controllers
Switches
Muscle
Robots

Research

Kostas Nizamis research focuses on  sEMG signal analysis, hand and arm exoskeletons, 
intention detection, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy  and daily -out of the lab- use of assistive devices. He is working towards a  myoelectric orthosis for people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Publications

Recent Articles
Nizamis, K., Ganseij, M., & Koopman, H. F. J. M. (2017). Towards the control of an active hand orthosis for people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Design and Validation of a wireless sEMG sleeve. Poster session presented at 6th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference 2017, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.
Nizamis, K., Voss, S., & Koopman, H. F. J. M. (2017). Towards the control of an active hand orthosis for people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Comparison of intuitive to non-intutive SEMG control. Poster session presented at 6th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference 2017, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.
Bos, R. A., Haarman, C. J. W., Stortelder, T., Nizamis, K., Beckers, N. W. M., Herder, J. L., ... Plettenburg, D. H. (2015). State-of-the-art overview of hand assistive devices. -. Poster session presented at 5th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference 2015, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.
Nizamis, K., Bos, R. A., Haarman, C. J. W., de Imelda, J. M., Paalman, M. I., Harlaar, J., ... Stienen, A. (2015). Symbionic Hand Orthosis for People with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. -. Poster session presented at 5th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference 2015, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.

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Education

My teaching activities are focused on Biomechatronics and surface EMG control of robots. I am mainly involved in the Biomedical Engineering Bachelor and Master programs. 

Affiliated Study Programmes

Bachelor

Master

Projects

Kostas worked as a MSc. student at the Flextension A-Gear project with the goal of developing an active myocontrolled arm support for people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He is currently working at Symbionics project as a PhD student, this time on the development of a myocontrolled active hand support.

Current Projects

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room Z-127
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room W-117
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring  W-117
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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