Dechev, Nikolai

Associate Professor

Contact

Phone number: (250) 721-8933
Email: dechev@uvic.ca
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Research description:

Engineering design in the application areas of: biomedical systems, upper-limb prosthesis, biomedical implants, microsystems (MEMS) and mechatronics. The research involves: computer aided design (CAD), finite element analysis (FEA), 3D printing, prototype fabrication, testing and analysis.
Current Research Projects
a) 3D printing and deployment of upper-limb prosthesis in developing countries
b) Ultrasound-based measurement of hand tendon motion for advanced prosthesis control
c) Implantable EMG sensor and stimulator using wireless power transfer
d) Sensor systems for bio-signal detection and analysis.
e) Advanced 3D MEMS design & microsystem fabrication.
Degrees
B.A.Sc. (Toronto) ; M.A.Sc. (Toronto) ; Ph.D. (Toronto), P.Eng.

Health related research:

Research into: 3D printing and deployment of upper-limb prosthesis in developing countries ; Ultrasound-based sensor system for the measurement of hand tendon motion for advanced prosthesis control ; Advanced hand, wrist, and arm prosthetic systems ; Hand rehabilitation systems employing CPM (continuous passive motion) and active resistance methods.

International research:

3D Printing and Deployment of Upper-Limb Prosthesis in Developing Countries. Presently conducting this work in Guatemala.


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