Max Ortiz Catalán, MD, Ph.D., led the development of the first bionic arm directly connected to patient's bone, nerves, and muscles.
This technology allows for safe, long-term stable, and intuitive close-loop control of prosthetic hands in daily life. 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 is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, where he founded and currently leads the Biomechatronics and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory.
His research includes bioelectric signals acquisition and processing for decoding motor volition and control.