Dr Arjan Buis


Biomedical Engineering

Personal statement

Dr Arjan Buis leads a leading multi-disciplinary research group that specialises in the development and delivery of next generation Assistive and Adaptive Rehabilitation Technologies (AaRT) including prosthetics, orthotics and soft robotics. Using advanced technology for biomechanical assessments the research group focus on advancing our understanding of the complexity of biomechanical mechanisms that contribute to the generation and control of load transfer forces. In addition, the research group develop the technology to integrate these biomechanical mechanisms into neural interfaces with the prosthetic/ Orthotic field. Dr Buis also has a specialised interest in “real world” evaluation of AaRT, advanced composites and component design related topics with a focus on low and up-coming economies

Dr Buis promotes collaborative cross disciplinary research through an international network of partners, notably Google and promotes impact though relationships with multi sector industry partners. He is extensively involved in the Centre of Excellence in Rehabilitation Research and a key academic in the National Centre for Prosthetics & Orthotics. He is also an active member of the Strathclyde Ageing Initiative and the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe).


A practical design and implementation of a low cost platform for remote monitoring of lower limb health of amputees in the developing world
Mathur Neha, Paul Greig, Irvine James, Abuhelala Mohamed, Buis Arjan, Glesk Ivan
IEEE Access Vol 4, pp. 7440 - 7451 (2016)
Comparison of adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) and Gaussian processes for machine learning (GPML) algorithms for prediction of skin temperature in lower limb prostheses
Mathur Neha, Glesk Ivan, Buis Arjan
Medical Engineering and Physics Vol 38, pp. 1083-1089 (2016)
The Strathclyde Prosthetic Foot : a high performance prosthetic foot for low income countries
Copeland Richard, Rackerby Robin, Underhill Laura, Tankard Zoe, Buis Arjan, Riches Philip, Solomonidis Stephanos
Emedic global 2016 (2016)
Wearable mobile sensor and communication platform for the in-situ monitoring of lower limb health in amputees
Mathur Neha, Glesk Ivan, Davidson Alan, Paul Greig, Banford Jamie, Irvine James, Buis Adrianus
2016 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) IEEE International symposium on circuits and systems, pp. 1336-1339 (2016)
Utilising the repertory grid technique in visual prosthetic design : promoting a user-centred approach
Sansoni Stefania, Wodehouse Andrew, McFadyen Angus, Buis Arjan
Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science Vol 20, pp. 31-46 (2016)
Aesthetic of prosthetic devices : from medical equipment to a work of design
Sansoni Stefania, Speer Leslie, Wodehouse Andrew, Buis Adrianus
Emotional Engineering (2016) (2016)

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Professional activities

Scottish Ultrasound Annual Scientific Meeting 2020
Karthikeyan Kandan
Cylinder Gas Safety training
EPSRC Healthcare Technologies International/Global Challenges Research Fund Workshop
Responsible research & Innovation practitioners course
wesley Teerlink

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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics & Orthotics
Buis, Arjan (Principal Investigator) Conway, Bernard A (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2027
LegBank project Google
Buis, Arjan (Principal Investigator) Day, Sarah (Co-investigator)
29-Jan-2016 - 28-Jan-2019
ADAM - Anthromorphic Design through Advanced Manufacturing
Day, Sarah (Principal Investigator) Buis, Arjan (Principal Investigator)
EPSRC awarded £269,486
14-Jan-2016 - 13-Jan-2017
ADAM – Anthropomorphic Design through Advanced Manufacturing
Buis, Arjan (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 30-Jan-2017
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP - University of Strathclyde) | Copeland, Richard
Buis, Arjan (Principal Investigator) Giardini, Mario Ettore (Co-investigator) Copeland, Richard (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 01-Jan-2019
Wearable Soft Robotics for Independent Living
Buis, Arjan (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2018

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Biomedical Engineering
Graham Hills Building

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