University of Twente, The Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Ir. Hermie J. Hermens did his master in biomedical engineering at the University of Twente.
His PhD was on surface EMG simulation, processing and clinical applications. Currently, he is Professor in neuromuscular control and cluster
manager in the area of Monitoring and Diagnostics at Roessingh Research and Development. Since 2008 he is the head of the Telemedicine research group, embedded in both the Mira and the CTIT research institutes.
He is (co)-author of over 160 peer reviewed scientific journal papers, and his work was cited 460 times in 2010 (H-index 30).
He coordinated three European projects and participated in over 15 other international projects in the area of surface EMG, functional electrical stimulation and ICT. He is fellow and past president of the Int. Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), editor in chief of the JBMR and coordinator of the Seniam group leading to the first surface EMG recommendations. His present research is focused on combining Biomedical Engineering with ICT to create new end-to-end Telemedicine applications for people with chronic disorders
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Dr. Aronsky received his undergraduate and MD degrees from the University of Berne in Switzerland. He then went to graduate school at the Institute for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, and received a postdiploma in software engineering from Software School Berne.
His clinical training included a residency year in anesthesia at Insel Hospital in Berne and an additional residency year in surgery at Hospital Aarberg. He then emigrated to the US for graduate study in medical informatics, and received his PhD in Medical Informatics from the University of Utah.
Dr. Aronsky joined the faculty of the Vanderbilt's department of biomedical Informatics in 2000, where he began a series of innovations in systems to track and guide care of emergency patients. The electronic whiteboard he developed for the emergency department has become a key infrastructure for measurable improvements in consistency and quality of care, and the platform for use of natural language processing techniques to identify patients eligible for guideline-directed care.
From 2001 to 2006 he was also the program director of Vanderbilt's NLM-sponsored graduate training program. In 2007, Dr. Aronsky was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). His election to the College recognizes his career accomplishments.