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Peña, Esteban

Esteban Peña Pitarch holds a doctorate in the UPC. He has carried out his teaching work at the Technical College of Manresa (EPSEM), since 1988 and belongs to the department of mechanical engineering. He collaborates with the Institute of Industrial and Control Engineering (IOC), UPC, since 2008, in the robotics division. His research is focused on rehabilitation and simulation of stroke survivors, the creation of medical devices and the application of kinematics and dynamics to the human body by way of mathematical tools used in robotics. He manages a group with doctors specialized in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and engineers from a number of different fields. This group has published articles in magazines and congresses and owns two patents relating to medical apparatus. Esteban Peña Pitarch belongs to the Service and Industrial Robotics (SIR) research team and is currently working on two competitive projects as the main researcher of one and collaborating in the other. He is a professor and ex-dean of college Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Manresa (EPSEM) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). His teaching expertise are in Kinematics and Dynamics, and Machinery Design for Undergraduate and Graduate degree for more than 30 years. He has two patents and more than 100 papers on international journals and conferences. Research interests are in Virtual Human Modeling, Rehabilitation, and Human Exoskeleton Construction.



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