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The International Symposium on Wearable Robotics (WeRob2019) Speakers

Allan T. Asbeck, PhD, M.Eng

Assistive Robotics Lab Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech


Kendra Betz, MSPT, ATP

Clinical Program Specialist
Office of Quality, Safety and Value
National Center for Patient Safety
Department of Veterans Affairs


Thomas Bulea, PhD

Functional & Applied Biometrics Section Staff
National Institute of Health (NIH) Rehabilitation Medicine Department


Jose L. Contreras-Vidal, PhD

Director, University of Houston NSF


Diane L. Damiano, PhD, PT

Chief of Functional & Applied Biometrics Section
NIH Rehabilitation Medicine Department


Gerard E. Francisco, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Director of NeuroRecovery Research Center
TIRR Memorial Heramnn
Chair & Professor of PM&R, The Universisty of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) McGovern Medical School


Lex Frieden, MA, LLD (hon)

Director of Independent Living Research (ILRU) at TIRR Memorial Heramnn
Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Rehabilitiation, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Marcie O'Malley, PhD

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Rice University


Jose Pons, PhD

Director, Neural Rehabilitiation Group Cajal Institute Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC)
Madrid, Spain


David J. Reinkensmeyer, PhD

Biorobotics Laboratory Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of California
Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering


Eiichi Saitoh, MD, DMSc

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine, Fujita Health University
Certified Physiatrist, Executive Vice President of Fujita Health University
Professor and Chairperson of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine


Marco Santello, PhD

The Plytechnic School, Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering Arizona State University, Director, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Harrington Endowed Chair and Professor, Director, NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center BRAIN


Ann Spungen, EdD

US Department of Veteran Affairs
Associate Director, Center of Excellence
Rehabilitation Research & Development


Leia Stirling, PhD

Charles Stark Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Edwin Van Asseldong, PhD

Associate Professor at Department of Biomechanical Engineering
University of Twente


Karl Zelik, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Vanderbilt University