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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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Projects 2004 2019

LegBank project Google

Buis, A. & Day, S.



Project: Research

Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP - University of Strathclyde) | Copeland, Richard

Buis, A., Giardini, M. & Copeland, R.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)


Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

Research Output 1997 2019

Dynamic alignment using external socket reaction moments in trans-tibial amputees

Jonkergouw, N., Prins, M. R., van der Wurff, P., Gijsbers, J., Houdijk, H. & Buis, A. W. P., 1 Feb 2019, In : Gait and Posture. 68, p. 122-129 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biomechanical Phenomena
Prostheses and Implants

Evaluation of functional methods of joint centre determination for quasi-planar movement

Meng, L., Childs, C. & Buis, A., 17 Jan 2019, In : PLOS One. 14, 1, 14 p., e0210807.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mean square error
Gait analysis
Hip Joint


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

Author: Mathur, N., 1 Jul 2016

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., 1 Oct 2012

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

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Cordaid social adventure

Adrianus Buis (Recipient), 8 Dec 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

The Netherlands

the legbank initiative

Adrianus Buis (Recipient), 19 Nov 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

World Bank
social partnership
United Nations

Activities 2005 2019

Robotics in Healthcare

Arjan Buis (Speaker)
17 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

advanced materials research laboratory showcase

Arjan Buis (Participant)
5 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


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