My name is Alistair Campbell McConnell and I am currently a Robotics PhD student working in the Computer Science (MACS) department of Heriot-Watt University based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
My predominant area of research is in rehabilitation robotics. At the moment I am specifically focusing on stroke rehabilitation, and how through the use of specific robotic systems the rehabilitative process can be aided or enhanced.
Outwith Heriot-Watt I work with Dr Adam Stokes of the Edinburgh University Soft Robotics Group.
In addition to my main area of research, I also have keen interests
in home automation, hackable robots (such as the Turtle Bot, AR
Parrot Drone and Sphero) and I am an enthusiast Maker working on
the open source InMoov project.
When I am not found tinkering with robots, I will generally either be playing squash or playing and/or coaching cricket.
The Creation of a Novel Robotic Physiotherapy Device for the Purpose of Aiding in Rehabilitation. My
current research is on the design and development of a upper body
rehabilitation device (Exoskeleton), which can aid in the process of
rehabilitation by assisting a patient to move as well as recording,
monitoring and giving advice and goals.
Masters of Science (MSc) (Distinction) in Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems with a specialism in Evolutionary and Bioinspired Robotics
Master of Engineering (MEng), Robotics and Cybertronics
IEEE RO-MAN 2014 Conference: A Novel Robotic Assistive Device for Stroke-Rehabilitation IEEE RO_MAN Paper.
SOPHIA Project: The SOPHIA (Soft Orthotic Physiotherapy Hand Interactive Aid) is a collaborative project between Heriot-Watt University, University of Edinburgh and the International Institute of Neuroscience - Edmond and Lily Safra in Macaiba, Brazil. The project is funded by the Royal Society/Newton Fund award. For more details please visit The Sophia Project .
Mr Alistair C McConnell
MEng MSc AIMechE MIEEE
Earl-Mountbatten Building, Room G.62
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
This is a link to the Heriot Watt Robotics Lab