Paul Dominick Baniqued
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thesis title: Brain-computer interface control of a soft robotic hand exoskeleton for stroke rehabilitation
Paul Dominick Baniqued took his undergraduate studies at Mapua University in the Philippines and graduated with a Joint BSc degree in Biological Engineering and Chemistry. He earned his MSc in Manufacturing Engineering at De La Salle University - Manila after working in the Biomedical Devices Innovation and E-Health Research Group and spearheading the Agapay Project: A Robotic Exoskeleton for the Upper Limb Rehabilitation of Filipino Post-Stroke Patients. In 2018, He is one of the four Filipino researchers awarded with a CHED-Newton Fund PhD scholarship by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education and the British Council in the Philippines.
He is undertaking his PhD research on bio-robotics, brain-computer interfaces (BCI) and virtual reality (VR) within two groups: the Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation (iDRO) based in the School of Mechanical Engineering and the Immersive Cognition Laboratory (ICON_UoL) at the School of Psychology.
Stroke remains one of the top causes of disability worldwide, with major social and economic costs. Because interventional therapy relies on both repetitive and intensive tasks, a patient’s active participation and emotional involvement play an integral part in the motor re-learning process. However, there is no single effective strategy practised in stroke therapy. For this reason, clinicians implement different approaches to treatment on a case-to-case basis.
I am currently interested on improving the rehabilitation regime by providing an avenue for these approaches to interact. For my PhD research, I aim to develop a multimodal and modular hand rehabilitation system by engineering three immersive technological solutions: soft robotics, brain-computer interfaces and virtual reality to enhance the patient’s overall therapy experience through the provision of rich and engaging stimuli.
- MSc Manufacturing Engineering (Res. Biomedical Engineering), De La Salle University, Philippines
- BSc Biological Engineering, Mapua University, Philippines
- BSc Chemistry, Mapua University, Philippines
Research groups and institutes
- Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation