Filipe André Oliveira Barroso

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I was born in Guimarães, Portugal, in 1988. I received my MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering in September 2011, with the thesis focused on the effects on motor control when using robotic guidance with Lokomat. Since October 2011, I have been doing my PhD research in Biomedical Engineering, with two main goals: 1) to advance neurophysiological and biomechanical conceptual foundations to understand motor control of human walking and cycling; 2) to generate meaningful and robust quantitative metrics to assess gait disorders in the clinical setting, with particular interest in stroke and spinal cord injury. I was awarded with a 4-year PhD Scholarship (Reference SFRH/BD/81105/2011) from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

Currently, I am a Research Fellow at CAR/ALGORITMI Group (University of Minho, Portugal) and also a Research Visitor at the Neural Rehabilitation Group – Cajal Institute, CSIC (Madrid, Spain), where I have been doing most of the PhD research. As a Visiting Researcher in the Neural Rehabilitation Group, I executed research work in the framework of international research projects in the areas of neural rehabilitation and gait disorders, like the HYPER and BETTER projects. I was also co-Organizer of the workshops "Muscle Synergies: Looking into the CNS" given in Summer School on Neurorehabilitation 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Research interests

My research interests include: gait disorders, muscle synergies, biomechanics, gait and cycling analysis, human machine interaction, neural rehabilitation and rehabilitation robotics.


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Filipe André Oliveira Barroso


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