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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).

Education/Academic qualification

PGdip in Biomechanics, university strathclyde


External positions

Appointment to CEBE scientific advisory committee, College of Medicine and health sciences, university of Rwanda

31 Mar 2021 → …

co-editor, Canadian Prosthetics & Orthotics Journal

1 Jan 2018 → …

Hon. Senior Lecturer, College of Medicine and health sciences, university of Rwanda

18 Aug 2016 → …

External examiner, College of Medicine and health sciences, university of Rwanda

2015 → …

Scientific R&D lead, Legbank

2014 → …


  • product development
  • Rehabilitation
  • prosthetics
  • Sensors
  • Sensor Networks
  • Ageing
  • medical devices
  • smart materials
  • Education (General)
  • Bioengineering
  • biomarker development
  • body device interface
  • low-income countries
  • Project management (disruption and delay analysis), strategic management, research methodology (Action Research)

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Research Output

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    A wearable platform for monitoring the tissue viability of lower limb amputees

    Author: Mathur, N., 7 May 2017

    Supervisor: Glesk, I. (Supervisor) & Buis, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    The design of a prosthetic foot unit for use in developing countries

    Author: Connolly, P., 22 Mar 2018

    Supervisor: Buis, A. (Supervisor) & Rowe, P. J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    A Celebration of Innovation

    Arjan Buis (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Cordaid social adventure

    Adrianus Buis (Recipient), 8 Dec 2015

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    Scottish Ultrasound Annual Scientific Meeting 2020

    Arjan Buis (Participant)
    28 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Karthikeyan Kandan

    Arjan Buis (Host)
    17 Feb 2020

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor


    A Legbank for Colombia

    Arjan Buis (Participant), Sarah Day (Participant)

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalHealth and welfare - new products, guidelines and services, Economic and commerce

    Engagement with the Prosthetic and orthotic clinic of the Ministry of social affairs, Banjul, The Gambia

    Arjan Buis (Participant)

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalQuality of life and safety