I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Science and Technology, in 2014 and 2017, respectively. I am currently a Ph.D. student in the “Neuromuscular Control and Biomechanics Laboratory” at the University of Alberta, under the supervision of Dr. Hossein Rouhani and Dr. Jason Carey.
Dr. Hossein Rouhani
Dr. Jason Carey
Wearable Technology systems
Gait & Movement Disorder Analysis
Control and Dynamics
Biomedical Signal processing
My B.Sc. thesis was on Dynamic simulation of the GPS/GLONASS satellites. In my graduate studies, I chose Biomechanics as my field of study. I have completed my thesis on studying the compensation mechanism in the gait of individuals with excessive anti-version in OpenSim. After taking gait tests of these participants, a subject-specific musculoskeletal model was developed for each to find the compensation mechanisms they implement to correct their walking. In addition to my graduate studies, I cooperated with a team including an orthopedic surgeon, biomechanical engineers, and other CP specialists on a CP gait analysis project.
During my Ph.D. studies, I am working on developing a system of IMU sensors to analyze the performance of sports activities. After designing the system, this developed technology is used to assess the performance of the sports players in the field.
For my study, three types of equipment plan to be used:
1. Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs, Xsense) comprised of 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, and 3-axis magnetometer.
2. EMG sensors to analyze the muscle activity of the player during the movement
3. Motion-capture cameras (VICON), to validate the results obtained by IMU systems.
Honors and AWARDS
University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship
Recipient of Fellowship of National Elites Foundation, 2015-16
Ranked 65 among 4000 participants in the national graduate exam in Mechanical Engineering, 2014
Ranked 14 among 1000 participants in the national graduate exam in Aerospace Engineering, 2014
Ranked 120th among more than 300,000 participants in the nationwide university entrance exam, 2009
Salehi A, Khandan A, Baniasad MA, Baghdadi S. Center of pressure progression and GRF are altered in cerebral palsy crouch gait.
Baghdadi S, Khandan A, Arab BM, Darbandi H, Vafaei AR. P 134–Absence of the patella has minimal effects on sagittal plane gait parameters. Gait & posture. 2018 Sep 1;65:462-4.
Shojaeefard M, Khandan A, Baniasad MA, Farahmand F, Baghdadi S, Vafaei A, Narimani R, O 027 - There are common patterns of muscle synergy in cerebral palsy crouch gait, Gait & Posture, Volume 65, Supplement 1, 2018, Pages 55-56, ISSN 0966-6362, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.06.045.
Interest and hobbies
I always try not to disregard other aspects of life. In addition to my Ph.D. studies, I got involved in voluntary activities to build my skills and my community and networking. I can understand Arabic and French at the intermediate level. I am also a beginner Spanish and Japanese learner. My other hobbies are reading novels and poems, watching movies, and listening to music.