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.
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.