Dr. Max Ortiz Catalán
Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering
- Dr. Max Ortiz Catalán
Dr. Max Ortiz Catalán, PhD, led the development of the ?first bionic arm that could be directly connected to a patient’s bone, nerves, and muscles. In addition, he developed a novel treatment for phantom limb pain that has helped chronic sufferers for whom no other treatments were effective.
Dr. Ortiz Catalán is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, where he founded and currently leads the Biomechatronics and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory. He works in close collaboration with Sahlgrenska University Hospital, and serves as a Research Director of Integrum AB, both in Gothenburg, Sweden.
His research, for which he received several prestigious awards, includes bioelectric signals acquisition electronics (analog and digital), bioelectric signal processing and machine learning algorithms for decoding motor volition and control, neuromuscular interfaces, neurostimulation for sensory feedback, bone-anchored prostheses and osseointegration as well as virtual and augmented reality for neuromuscular rehabilitation and the treatment of phantom limb pain.