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Mr Riasat Islam

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Riasat Islam is currently an Associate Lecturer and PhD Candidate at The Open University. His research aims to revolutionize physiotherapy by using wearable haptic devices to support rehabilitation of people living with neurological conditions. Riasat is also developing MoJoXlab movement analysis software to help physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons to monitor their patient's progress and to support better clinical decision making by using wearable sensors. His supervisory team includes Dr Simon Holland, Prof. Blaine Price and Dr Paul Mulholland. He is funded jointly by the Goldcrest Charitable Trust and The Open University.

Previously, he was a Research Assistant at Uppsala University working with the Department of Neuroscience and Division of Neuro-oncology. Prior to that, he has been a Research Intern at Intel's ICRI Cities while pursuing his Master's Thesis at University College London Interaction Centre (UCLIC). His thesis was supervised by Dr. Sarah Gallacher and Greg Jackson.

Additionally, he is a Visiting Lecturer at the School of Computer Science and Technology at University of Bedfordshire and if he gets some free time he usually spends that with Greentech Apps Foundation.

Research interests

His research interests include an exciting blend of
Haptics,
Digital Health,
Gait Rehabilitation,
Wearable computing,
Internet of Things (IoT),
Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and
Neurological and Neurodegenerative disorders.

Teaching interests

Programming (e.g Python)
Human Computer Interaction

Impact and engagement

His research project has been featured on OU Research.

Publications

Rhythmic Haptic Cueing Using Wearable Devices as Physiotherapy for Huntington Disease: Case Study (2020-09-14)
Georgiou, Theodoros; Islam, Riasat; Holland, Simon; Linden, Janet Van Der; Price, Blaine; Mulholland, Paul and Perry, Allan
JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies, 7, Article 18589(2)


A Nonproprietary Movement Analysis System (MoJoXlab) Based on Wearable Inertial Measurement Units Applicable to Healthy Participants and Those With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Across a Range of Complex Tasks: Validation Study (2020)
Islam, Riasat; Bennasar, Mohamed; Nicholas, Kevin; Button, Kate; Holland, Simon; Mulholland, Paul; Price, Blaine and Al-Amri, Mohammad
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 8(6)


Gait Rehabilitation for Neurological Conditions using Wearable Devices (2019-05)
Islam, Riasat; Holland, Simon; Price, Blaine and Mulholland, Paul
In : Workgroup on Interactive Systems in Health, CHI 2019: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (5 May 2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom)


Wearable Haptic Devices for Gait Re-education by Rhythmic Haptic Cueing (2018-07-02)
Islam, Riasat
In : 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2018) (2-6 Jul 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)


Wearable Haptic Devices for Long-Term Gait Re-education for Neurological Conditions (2018-06-13)
Islam, Riasat; Holland, Simon; Georgiou, Theodoros; Price, Blaine and Mulholland, Paul
In : Haptic Technologies for Healthcare, EuroHaptics 2018 (13-16 Jun 2018, Pisa, Italy)


How can rhythmic haptic cueing using wearable haptic devices help gait rehabilitation for stroke survivors: a longitudinal pilot study (2018-05-01)
Islam, Riasat; Georgiou, Theodoros; Holland, Simon; Price, Blaine and Mulholland, Paul
In : 2nd Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference 2018 (01-03 May 2018, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)


Wearables for Long Term Gait Rehabilitation of Neurological Conditions (2018-04-21)
Islam, Riasat; Holland, Simon; Price, Blaine; Georgiou, Theodoros and Mulholland, Paul
In : A Short Workshop on Next Steps Towards Long Term Self Tracking, CHI 2018: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (21-26 Apr 2018, Montreal, QC, Canada)


A longitudinal rehabilitation case study for hemiparetic gait using outdoor rhythmic haptic cueing via a wearable device (2018-04-11)
Islam, Riasat; Holland, Simon; Georgiou, Theodoros; Price, Blaine and Mulholland, Paul
In : 27th European Stroke Conference (11-13 Apr 2018, Athens, Greece)


Gait rehabilitation by outdoor rhythmic haptic cueing using wearable technology for neurological conditions: a case study (2018-03-19)
Islam, Riasat; Holland, Simon; Georgiou, Theodoros; Price, Blaine and Mulholland, Paul
In : ACPIN International Neurophysiotherapy Conference (19-20 Mar 2018, Manchester, UK)


MoJoXlab (2020)
Islam, Riasat and Al-Amri, Mohammad
Open Research Data Online