Professor Kamiar Aminian

Kamiar Aminian received a M.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1982, a Ph.D degree in biomedical engineering in 1989 and the Postgraduate degree in technical computing in 1993 from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He is currently Professor of medical instrumentation and the director of the Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Measurement in the Institute of Bioengineering of EPFL. His research interests include methodologies for human movement monitoring and analysis in real world conditions mainly based on wearable technologies and inertial sensors with emphasis on gait, physical activity and sport. His research aims to perform outcome evaluation in orthopaedics, to improve motor function and intervention programs in aging and patients with movement disorders and pain, and to identify metrics of performance in sport science.  He has particularly contributed to assess objective signs of risk and fear of fall in elderly subjects by devising new and accurate methods usable in clinical setting.

Kamiar Aminian is a member of the International Society of Posture and Gait Research, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the European Society of Movement Analysis in Adults and Children, the Prevention of fall Network Europe, the Intentional Society of Biomechanics and the future president of the 3D analysis of the human movement group. He is author or co-author of more than 350 scientific papers published in reviewed journals and presented at international conferences and holds 8 patents related to medical devices.