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Personal Statement

The Lakany Research group develops advanced soft robotic and wearable exoskeleton devices to interface with neural systems. This is driven by the need to understand human movement control mechanisms and to provide assistance, augmentation and rehabilitation of people with motor control impairments, upper limb mobility and disabilities as well as a focus on supporting healthy working and living.

Dr Lakany collaborates closely with leading neuroscientists, clinicians and others to develop advanced technologies in brain computing interfaces, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.

Dr Lakany promotes collaborative cross disciplinary research through an international network of academic partners and promotes impact though relationships with multi sector industry and clinical partners. She is a member of the Centre of Excellence in Rehabilitation Research and the EU COST action on Wearable Robot . She is also an active member of the Strathclyde Ageing Initiative as well as being ICURe entrepreneurial lead.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

1 Oct 199515 Mar 1999

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Projects 2008 2020

Robotic Exoskeleton - Customer Discovery and Defining Value Proposition

Lakany, H.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)


Project: Knowledge ExchangeSuccessful - Funding Does Not Count as R or KE

Research Output 1996 2018

A soft wearable robotic exoskeleton for rehabilitation of the frozen shoulder

Failes, J. F., Lakany, H. & Conway, B., 6 Sep 2018, p. 221. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
Patient rehabilitation
Computer aided design
Open Access
Brain computer interface
Feature extraction
Signal processing
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A distance adaptable brain-computer interface based on steady-state visual evoked potential

Author: Wu, C., 1 Oct 2014

Supervisor: Lakany, H. (Supervisor) & Conway, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

A virtual hand assessment system for efficient outcome measures of hand rehabilitation

Author: Nasser, B., 1 Jul 2014

Supervisor: Lakany, H. (Supervisor) & Conway, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Elected Member

Heba Lakany (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Election to learned society

IEEE Brain Data Bank Challenges and Competitions

Heba Lakany (Recipient), Danial Kahani (Recipient), Jetsada ARNIN (Recipient), Deepak Uttamchandani (Recipient), Jinchang Ren (Recipient), Paul Murray (Recipient), Gaetano Di Caterina (Recipient) & Jaime Zabalza (Recipient), 31 Oct 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Big data

Activities 2008 2018

Wearable Technologies Conference 2018 USA

Heba Lakany (Speaker)
11 Jul 201812 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Golden Rules for Bidding into the NHS & Public Sector

Heba Lakany (Participant)
27 Jun 2018

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