Hossein Rouhani, PhD, PEng

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept

Pronouns: he, him, his

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept
Email
hrouhani@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-8344
Address
10-368 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Biomechanics And Biomedical Engineering Control Systems Sensors Human Mechanical Systems Mechanical Systems Mechatronics Dynamical Systems Automation And Robotics Musculoskeletal biomechanics Wearable technologies Neuroprosthesis design Biomedical instrumentation design Biomedical data processing Bio-feedback control systems Computational intelligence Postural balance and risk of falling assessment


About

Education:

  • Postdoc. Fellowship, University of Toronto, 2015 
  • Postdoc. Fellowship, Swiss Federal Inst. of Tech. Lausanne (EPFL), 2011
  • PhD, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, EPFL, 2010
  • MSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2005
  • BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Tech., 2002

Awards/Honors:

  • MaRS Spinal Cord Rehab Innovation Challenge prize sponsored by Praxis Spinal Cord Inst., 2020
  • Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (Advanced Postdoc Mobility), 2013
  • Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (Prospective Researchers), 2011
  • Distinguished MSc Thesis at University of Tehran, 2006



Research

Research project: see Neuromuscular Control and Biomechanics Laboratory

Publications (Journal papers in the last 5 years):

  1. Nazarahari M, Rouhani H (2021) A Full-State Robust Extended Kalman Filter for Orientation Tracking During Long-duration Dynamic Tasks Using Magnetic and Inertial Measurement Units. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (accepted) 
  2. Nazarahari M, Rouhani H (2021) Sensor Fusion Algorithms for Orientation Tracking via Magnetic and Inertial Measurement Units: An Experimental Comparison Survey. Information Fusion 76: 8–23 
  3. Humadi A, Nazarahari M, Ahmad R, Rouhani H. (2021)In-field Instrumented Ergonomic Risk Assessment: Inertial Measurement Units Versus Kinect V2. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 84: 103147 
  4. Noamani A, Agarwal K, Vette AH, Rouhani H. (2021) Predicted Threshold for Seated Stability: Estimation of Margin of Stability Using Wearable Inertial Sensors. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (accepted)
  5. Humadi A, Nazarahari M, Ahmad R, Rouhani H. (2021) Instrumented Ergonomic Risk Assessment Using Wearable Inertial Measurement Units: Impact of Joint Angle Convention. IEEE Access. 9: 7293–7305
  6. Bahari H, Forero J, Hall JC, Hebert JS, Vette AH, Rouhani H. (2021) Extended feasible stability region: An approach to assess stability of perturbed walking. Scientific Reports. 11: 1026
  7. Nazarahari M, Rouhani H. (2021) 40 Years of Sensor Fusion for Orientation Tracking via Magnetic and Inertial Measurement Units: Methods, Lessons Learned, and Future Challenges. Information Fusion. 68: 67–84
  8. Noamani A, Lemay JF, Musselman K, Rouhani H. (2021) Characterization of Standing Balance after Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: Alteration in Integration of Sensory Information. Gait & Posture. 83: 152-159
  9. Nazarahari M, Chan KM, Rouhani H. (2021) Novel instrumented functional test using wearable sensors for evaluation of shoulder motion following brachial plexus injury. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (accepted)
  10. Nazarahari M, Rouhani H. (2021) Recommendations for Adaptive Gain Regulation of Sensor Fusion Algorithms for Orientation Estimation with Magnetic and Inertial Measurement Units. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement 70: 4001613-1-13
  11. Noamani A, Lemay JF, Musselman K, Rouhani H. (2020) Postural Control Strategy after Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: Effect of Sensory Inputs on Trunk-Leg Movement Coordination. Journal of Neuro-engineering and Rehabilitation. 17: 141
  12. Lemay JF, Noamani A, Unger J, Houston DJ, Rouhani H, Musselmann KE (2020) Using wearable sensors to characterize gait after spinal cord injury: evaluation of test–retest reliability and construct validity. Spinal Cord. 92
  13. Ahmadian N, Nazarahari M, Whittaker JL, Hossein Rouhani. Instrumented Triple Single-Leg Hop Test: A Validated Method for Ambulatory Measurement of Ankle and Knee Angles using Inertial Sensors. Clinical Biomechanics. 80: 105134
  14. Nazarahahri M, Arthur J, Rouhani H (2020) A Novel Testing Device to Assess the Effect of Neck Strength on Risk of Concussion. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 48: 2310–2322
  15. Ahmadian N, Nazarahahri M, Whittaker JL, Rouhani H (2020) Quantification of Triple Single-Leg Hop Test Temporo-Spatial Parameters: A Validated Method using Body-Worn Sensors for Functionality Evaluations after Knee Injury. Sensors 20(12): 3464.
  16. Noamani A, Nazarahahri M, Lewicke J, Vette AH, Rouhani H (2020) Validity of Using Wearable Inertial Sensors for Assessing the Dynamics of Standing Balance. Medical Engineering & Physics. 77: 53-59.
  17. Marinho-Buzelli AR, Barela AM, Craven BC, Masani K, Rouhani H, Popovic MR, Verrier MC (2019) Effects of water immersion on gait initiation: A case series after incomplete spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord Series and Cases. 5:84.
  18. Nazarahari M, Rouhani H (2019) Recording of Gait for Sensor-to-Body Calibration of Inertial Sensors on Lower Limb. IEEE Sensors Journal. 9(24): 12465-12474.
  19. Bahari H, Vette AH, Hebert JS, Rouhani H. (2019) Predicted threshold against forward and backward loss of balance for perturbed walking. Journal of Biomechanics. 95: 109315-1-8.
  20. Roberts BWR, Hall JC, Williams AD, Rouhani H, Vette AH (2019) A Method to Estimate Inertial Properties and Force Plate Inertial Components for Instrumented Platforms. Medical Engineering & Physics. 66: 96-101
  21. Nazarahari M, Noamani A, Ahmadian N, Rouhani H. (2019) Sensor-to-Body Calibration Procedure for Clinical Motion Analysis of Lower Limb Using Inertial Measurement Units. Journal of Biomechanics. 85: 224-22
  22. Marinho-Buzelli AR, Rouhani H, Craven BC, Masani K, Barela JA, Popovic MR, Verrier MC. (2019) Effects of water immersion on quasi-static standing exploring center of pressure sway and trunk acceleration: A case series after incomplete spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord Series and Cases. 5:5
  23. Fong J, Rouhani H, Tavakoli M. (2019) Therapist-Robot Collaborative Gait Therapy Assistance for Patients with Foot Drop. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 4(2): 407-413 
  24. Noamani A, Vette AH, Preuss R, Popovic MR, Rouhani H. (2018) Quantification of Multi-Segment Trunk Kinetics during Multi-Directional Trunk Bending. Gait & Posture. 64: 205–212
  25. Noamani A, Vette AH, Preuss R, Popovic MR, Rouhani H. (2018) Optimal Estimation of Anthropometric Parameters for Quantifying Multi-Segment Trunk Kinetics. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (ASME Trans). 140:101003-1-10 
  26. Nazarahari M, Rouhani H. (2018) Detection of daily postures and walking modalities using a single chest-mounted tri-axial accelerometer. Medical Engineering & Physics. 57: 75–81
  27. Williams AD, Boser QA, Kumawat AS, Agarwal K, Rouhani H, Vette AH. (2018) Design and Evaluation of an Instrumented Wobble Board for Assessing and Training Dynamic Seated Balance. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (ASME Trans.) 140 (4):041006-1-10
  28. Arami A, Delaloye JR, Rouhani H, Jolles BM, Aminian K. (2018) Knee Implant Loosening Detection: A vibration analysis investigation. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 46:97-107
  29. Marinho-Buzelli AR, Masani K, Rouhani H, Barela AM, Fernandes GTB, Verrier MC, Popovic MR. (2017) The influence of the aquatic environment on the center of pressure, impulses and trunk acceleration during gait initiation. Gait & Posture. 58: 469–475
  30. Rouhani H, Same M, Li YQ, Masani K, Popovic MR. (2017) A Systematic Approach to PID Controller Design in Neuroprosthesis for Standing Balance. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 11:347
  31. Rouhani H, Rodriguez KE, Bergquist A, Masani K, Popovic MR. (2017) Minimizing muscle fatigue through optimization of electrical stimulation parameters. Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics. 3:33-43
  32. Marinho-Buzelli AR, Rouhani H, Masani K, Verrier MC, Popovic MR. (2017) The influence of the aquatic environment on the control of postural sway. Gait & Posture. 51:70-76 (pdf)
  33. Rouhani H, Popovic MR, Same M, Li YQ, Masani K. (2016) Identification of ankle plantar-flexors dynamics in response to electrical stimulation. Medical Engineering & Physics. 38:1166-1171
  34. Mahallati S, Rouhani H, Preuss R, Masani K, Popovic MR. (2016) Multi-segment kinematics of the spinal column: Sensitivity to soft tissue artifacts. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (ASME Trans). 138:071003-1-8
  35. Chopra S, Rouhani H, Moerenhout K, Favre J, Aminian K, Crevoisier X. (2016) Outcome of ankle arthrodesis and total ankle replacement for ankle arthrosis in terms of gait variability. Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics. 2:1-9

Teaching
  • Applied Computational Intelligence for Engineers (MECE 694, Grad course)
  • Assessment and Analysis of Biomechanical Motion (MECE 686, Grad course)
  • Feedback Control Design of Dynamic Systems (MECE 420, Undergrad course)
  • Mechanics of Machines (MECE 362, Undergrad course)
  • Mechanical Engineering Lab I (MECE 301, Undergrad course)
  • Undergrad capstone project advisor (MECE 460)

Announcements

Courses

MEC E 362 - Mechanics of Machines

Velocities and acceleration in plane mechanisms, balancing of rotating and reciprocating machinery, gears and gear trains. Prerequisite: MEC E 250.

Winter Term 2022
MEC E 420 - Feedback Control Design of Dynamic Systems

Design of linear feedback control systems for command-following error, stability, and dynamic response specifications. PID, Root-locus, frequency response and design techniques. An introduction to structural design limitations. Examples emphasizing Mechanical Engineering systems. Some use of computer aided design with MATLAB/Simulink. Controls Lab - control of mechanical systems. Prerequisites: MEC E 390. Credit can only be granted for one of MEC E 420, ECE 362, CH E 448.

Winter Term 2022

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