|TEAM OF THE SILESIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (SUT):
JOANNA BARTNICKA – PROJECT LEADER
PhD, Eng. at SUT. Vice Dean for Education and Rector’s Proxy for Student Affairs, lecturer and researcher in the Department of Production Engineering. She is or was a leadernof several national and international projects including Brain4Train and TEACH (Erasmus+) devoted to develop training materials on innovative technologies like Virtual Reality that support rehabilitation. Now she is a leader of the strategic university project co-financed by EFS founds devoted to improvements of learning program at SUT. She specializes in biomechanics and ergonomics in healthcare including visualization and applications of modern ICT and IT technologies. She is also an expert for preparing e-training materials. She is the author of more than 90 scientific papers or books.
PhD, Eng. The lecturer and researcher at SUT, the guardian of Laboratory of Work Safety and Ergonomics. She has experience in development of training materials based on diverse forms of knowledge presents and ICT technologies which allows to deliver content just in time. As a lecturer and one of the projects team member in healthcare area, she has experience in development of training content adapted to distance education (via real-time training or on-line platform).
MA specialist in social science. She participated in two international research projects: “Online Vocational Training course on laparoscopy’s ergonomics for surgeons and laparoscopic instruments’ designers” implemented as part of the Lifelong Learning Program: Leonardo da Vinci Multilateral Projects for Development of Innovation; contract no: 2012-3649 / 001-001; “Development of Innovative Training Contents Based on the Applicability of Virtual Reality in the Field of Stroke Rehabilitation” implemented under the Erasmus + program: Strategic Partnerships; Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices; No. 2017-1-PL01-KA202-038370.
MA Eng. PhD student at the Silesian University of Technology, at the Faculty of Organization and Management. She is the creator of teaching materials that are perfect for mixed education, so-called blended learning, using, among others, Internet applications such as: Mentimeter, Klaxoon, Kahoot, Google Blogger (for designing WebQuests). She participated in international pedagogical conferences and completed trainings and courses in new teaching technologies. Together with the “FanTech” scientific club, it promotes learning through games and plays, as well as disseminates new technologies used in education using Virtual Reality (VR) tools.
|TEAM OF THE UNIVERSITÄT ZU LÜBECK:
Professor of medical data science at the UzL Institute of Medical Informatics. His scientific work is dedicated to conceptualisation, development and evaluation of machine learning algorithms automatically extracting health-related knowledge from big data. More specifically, digital data voluntarily generated by humans on a daily basis is processed, analysed, classified and medically interpreted with the support of semi-automatic machine learning and pattern recognition algorithms. Sensor-based assessment of humans’ physical, cognitive, and emotional status are the main trends of his current research. Prof. Grzegorzek has participated in/coordinated many externally funded EU projects:
• CogAge: Cognitive Village – Adaptively Learning Technical Assistance for Elderly. Marcin Grzegorzek as Consortium Coordinator and Leader of the WP “Adaptive Data Interpretation”. German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) 09/2015 – 11/2018.
• My-AHA: My Active and Healthy Ageing. Marcin Grzegorzek as PI and Leader of the WP “Data Fusion and Analytics”. European Commission, Horizon 2020. 01/2016 – 12/2019.
• SenseVojta: Sensor-based Diagnosis, Therapy and Aftercare According to the Vojta Principle. Marcin Grzegorzek as PI and Leader of the WP “Sensor-based Recognition of Reflex Patterns”. German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). 12/2016 – 11/2019.
He published over 50 papers in the field of human-centred pattern recognition.
Professor of physiotherapy at the UzL Medical Department. She is director of the degree programme in physiotherapy at the UzL – the first university degree programme in physiotherapy established in Germany. Her research focus is on pain analysis in the context of physiotherapy. On the one hand, she investigates how physiotherapy can help patients with acute and/or chronic pain. On the other hand, she analyses the influence of pain on the patients’ health status improvements achieved due to physiotherapy treatments. Kerstin Lüdtke has acted as principal investigator in a number of externally funded research projects. She published over 50 peer-reviewed papers in her research area.
|TEAM OF THE FONDAZIONE POLITECNICO DI MILANO:
ESTEBAN E. PAVAN
PhD in Bioengineering from Politecnico di Milano. He conducted research activities in the field of Rehabilitation Engineering at the Bioengineering Center of Milan. Being the coordinator of the Movement Biomechanics and Motor Control Laboratory, he gained a strong experience in the conduction and management of research and educational projects, including Erasmus+ projects. He was involved in lecturing on Rehabilitation Engineering topics, in Italy and abroad, for both Engineers and Medical professionals, at master courses accredited by the Italian Continuing Medical Education programme. He has been Visiting Professor at University of Padua, Italy. His research activities focus on technologies for functional assessment and rehabilitation, movement analysis biomechanics and he is the author of more than 25 peer-reviewed international papers and book chapters, and 80 presentations in international meetings.
Mechanical Engineer and Ph.D. in Design and Product Development Methods at Politecnico di Milano. He has 15 years of experience in promoting collaboration between Politecnico di Milano and SMEs, big companies, and other public institutions, supporting the transfer of academic knowledge to Industry through training and service projects. He was the project leader of the youTH intEllectual prOpeRty Education prograM-THEOREM project (EUIPO, Call-for-Proposal GR/001/17) and currently of the INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXPERIENTIAL PROGRAM – IP-EXPERIENCE project (EUIPO, Call-for-Proposal GR/001/19). Expert for quality monitoring for the Open Innovation Platform for university-Enterprise Collaboration-OIPEC Project (Erasmus+, Capacity Building, 2015-2018).
MARIA ROMANA FRANCOLINO
She graduated in Communication at University ‘La Sapienza’ of Rome. In 2008 she achieved the Master’s Degree in Management & Marketing of Cultural Events at the University ‘La Sapienza’ of Rome. From September 2004 to July 2005 she studied at the University Paris 1 – La Sorbonne. She did work experience in two communication agencies in Rome and she worked in ‘Koolhunters’, a university association involved in cultural and trend studies. She works at Fondazione Politecnico di Milano as Communication Specialist and she has more than 11 years of experience in promoting the dissemination of research projects at both national and international level. She is very interested in digital communication, sustainable development, and fine arts.
|TEAM OF THE JERZY KUKUCZKA ACADEMY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Associate Profesor of Academy od Physical Education. Physiotherapy specialist, academic teacher, specialist in human resources management. Deputy director of the Institute of Physiotherapy and Health Sciences. He is a member of key teams in projects related to children’s health and therapy as well as diagnostics and monitoring of physical activity. Implements projects Disc4Spine, PainMonit, GlucoTenor. He heads the team to monitor child development in the first half of life. He is the author of numerous scientific papers in the field of physiotherapy and physioprevention. President and Medical Director of Center of Physiotherapy in Rybnik. Dr Myśliwiec is one of the main investigators in the multicenter projects:
- PainMonit: Multimodal Platform for Pain Monitoring in Physiotherapy; WPN-3/1/2019),
- Telebrain (with Ilmenau University of Technology, Illmenau, Germany and Silesian Polytechnic University, Gliwice, Poland; founded by NCBiR and Deut),
- Glucotrend (with Silesian Polytechnic University, Gliwice, Poland and Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland).
MD, PhD – the Director of the Institute of Physiotherapy and Health Sciences in The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice. Prof Malecki has obtained scientific experience in an international environment as a post-doc in the Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, USA (1997-1999) and as a scholar of The Kosciuszko Foundation in 2004-2005 at the Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, USA.
Prof. Malecki was working as a neurologist at the Department of > Neurology, Regional Polish Railway’s Hospital, Katowice (1988-2001) and at the Neurological Rehabilitation Ward in Silesian Voivodship Hospital No 5 in Sosnowiec (2010-2012). His scientific interests and experience is related mostly to neuroscience, neurorehabilitation, clinical electrophysiology,neuropharmacology, neurotoxicology and blood-brain barrier investigation.
Prof. Małecki was a Primary Investigator in the project entitled: “The effect of glutamic acid on cultured rat brain endothelial cells in ischemia in vitro model and possibility of its pharmacological modulation” founded by KBN (Poland) (Project ID: 2 P05A 015 30). Currently he is a Primary Investigator in the Project: “Center for Research and Development of Healthy Aging Strategies” (Ministry of Science and Education, Poland). He is the main investigator in a project founded by National Science Centre (NCN, Poland): “Strategies to protect against methamphetamine-induced neurotoxicity” (ID: 2019/35/B/NZ7/03155).
Prof. Małecki is a head of the Laboratory of Brain Activity in the Institute of Physiotherapy and Health Sciences at AWF Katowice.
MD, PhD has got a diploma of medical doctor in 1986. Dr. Kmiecik-Małecka is a specialist in neurology and in medical rehabilitation. She has obtained the PhD (2001) degree at the Medical University of Silesia (Katowice, Poland). Currently Dr Kmiecik-Malecka is a Chief of the Medical Rehabilitation Ward as well as of Neurological Rehabilitation Ward in Silesian Voivodship Hospital No 5 in Sosnowiec. She is also employed as an assistant professor at The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice.
Her scientific interests and experience is related mostly to neurology, neurorehabilitation and clinical electrophysiology. Relevant projects or activities, connected to the subject of this proposal Dr. Kmiecik-Małecka was one of the main investigators in the multicenter projects:
- Study of changes in the state of hearing and the organ of balance in children caused by environmental exposure to lead. KBN No. 4 P05D 03016 (1999-2002).
- Public health impact of long-term, low-level mixed element exposure in susceptible population strata. contract no FOOD-CT-2006- 016253) 6 th Frame Programme (EU, 2006 -2011).
M.Sc. in Physiotherapy and BA in European Studies, author and co-author of publications in Polish and international peer reviewed journals within the field of sports activity following orthopaedic interventions, adaptive sports and modern forms of rehabilitation. Head of University’s International Office and Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator. Yacht and motorboat skipper, 1st DAN in Kyokushin Budokai Karate and Karate instructor.