Assistant Professor

Contact InformationArash Arami

Phone: 519-888-4567 x47648
Location: E7 3426


Biography Summary

Arash Arami is an assistant professor at the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at University of Waterloo since December 2017. Before, he was a Research Associate at Human Robotics Group at Imperial College London, from August 2015 to December 2017, working mainly on modelling human neuromechanics and design of collaborative controllers for exoskeletons. He was also a Postdoctoral Researcher at Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL) from March 2014 to August 2015 in the Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Measurement, when his research was more focused on wearable systems, signal processing and application of machine learning in human movement analysis. He obtained his PhD from EPFL on 2014 on design and evaluation of smart prostheses, and kinematics estimation and loosening detection of endoprostheses.

Research Interests

  • Assistive Robotics
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Neuromechanics and Sensorimotor Modelling
  • Neural Control of Movements
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Wearable Systems
  • System Identification


  • 2014, Doctorate, Electrical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fdral de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • 2009, Master of Science, Electrical Engineering / Control, University of Tehran
  • 2006, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Electrical Engineering / Control, University of Tabriz


  • ME 547 - Robot Manipulators: Kinematics, Dynamics, Control
    • Taught in 2018, 2019
  • ME 780 - Special Topics in Mechatronics
    • Taught in 2018, 2019
  • ME 360 - Introduction to Control Systems
    • Taught in 2019
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Arami, Arash and Delaloye, Jean-Romain and Rouhani, Hossein and Jolles, Brigitte M and Aminian, Kamiar, Knee Implant Loosening Detection: A Vibration Analysis Investigation, Annals of biomedical engineering, 2017, 1 - 11
  • Arami, Arash and Saint Raymond, Noémie and Aminian, Kamiar, An Accurate Wearable Foot Clearance Estimation System: Toward a Real-Time Measurement System, IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(8), 2017, 2542 - 2549
  • Latypova, Adeliya and Arami, Arash and Becce, Fabio and Jolles-Haeberli, Brigitte and Aminian, Kamiar and Pioletti, Dominique P and Terrier, Alexandre, A patient-specific model of total knee arthroplasty to estimate patellar strain: a case study, Clinical Biomechanics, 32, 2016, 212 - 219
  • Arami, Arash and Martins, Natacha Vida and Aminian, Kamiar, Locally Linear Neuro-Fuzzy Estimate of the Prosthetic Knee Angle and Its Validation in a Robotic Simulator, IEEE Sensors Journal, 15(11), 2015, 6271 - 6278
  • Massé, Fabien and Gonzenbach, Roman R and Arami, Arash and Paraschiv-Ionescu, Anisoara and Luft, Andreas R and Aminian, Kamiar, Improving activity recognition using a wearable barometric pressure sensor in mobility-impaired stroke patients, Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation, 12(1), 2015
  • Hasenkamp, Willyan and Villard, Jimmy and Delaloye, Jean-Romain and Arami, Arash and Bertsch, Arnaud and Jolles, BM and Aminian, Kamiar and Renaud, Philippe, Smart instrumentation for determination of ligament stiffness and ligament balance in total knee arthroplasty, Medical engineering & physics, 36(6), 2014, 721 - 725
  • Arami, Arash, Kinematics Estimation and Loosening Detection in Smart Knee Prostheses, , 2014
  • Forchelet, David and Simoncini, Matteo and Arami, Arash and Bertsch, Arnaud and Meurville, Eric and Aminian, Kamiar and Ryser, Peter and Renaud, Philippe, Enclosed electronic system for force measurements in knee implants, Sensors, 14(8), 2014, 15009 - 15021
  • Vallotton, Jacques and Arami, Arash and Rouhani, Hossein and Aminian, Kamiar and Tzioupis, Chris, Sagittal plane blocade chez les patients présentant un hallux limitus fonctionnel (HLF). Résultats après ténolyse endocopique du tendon du long fléchisseur de l’hallux par un modèle multi-segment, une étude comparative et prospective, Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique, 100(7), 2014
  • Aardal, O and Abacherli, R and Abdelmoula, WM and Abolghasemi, V and Abolmaesumi, P and Abraham, P and Acharya, S and Adankon, MM and Adebar, TK and Aguirre, LA and others, 2013 Index IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering Vol. 60, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 60(12), 2013
  • Herman van der KooijEmail , Edwin van Asseldonk, Gijs van Oort, Victor Sluiter, Amber Emmens, Heide Witteveen, Nevio Luigi Tagliamonte, Federica Tamburella, Iolanda Pisotta, Marcella Masciullo, Matteo Arquilla, Marco Molinari, Amy Wu, Auke Ijspeert, Florin Dzeladini, Freygardur Thorsteinsson, Arash Arami, Etienne Burdet, Hsien-Yung Huang, Wouter Gregoor, Cor Meijneke, Wearable Robotics, 364 manuscript pages (Accepted in 2018)