Ignacio Galiana

Position: Next generation soft exosuits for restoring and enhancing mobility

Bio: Directs a multidisciplinary team made up of engineers, fashion designers, business development, partners and clinical collaborators for the development of soft-wearable robotic systems (exotrajes) in order to improve the mobility of people in the activities of daily living.

Author of multiple scientific papers and patents, some of which have been licensed by the industry. He studied Industrial Engineering (2009), master's degree in Automatic and Robotics (2010) at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM). International doctor with mention cum-laude by the UPM (2013). He received several prizes including best doctoral thesis in Europe in haptic technologies and best doctoral thesis in engineering by the Official College of Industrial Engineers of Madrid (COIIM). Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard Biodesign Laboratory leading the design of control methods for exotrages to improve performance and reduce fatigue when walking.