Knowledge Economy Partnership Funding Granted

Dr Weijie Wang (TORT Centre) and Dr Syed Wasim Raza, who graduated as PhD from the Institute of Motion Analysis & Research (IMAR) at the TORT Centre, two years ago, were granted funding for a three-year project entitled ‘Motion analysis on patients with movement disorders for clinical treatment and rehabilitation’.

The project is supported by Pakistan's Higher Education Commission and the British Council’s agreement to expand university links between the two countries, with a new vision to help Pakistani universities with research. The major objective of the collaborative initiative (Knowledge Exchange Programme) is to provide opportunities to Pakistani universities to enhance the research and training capabilities of their academics by linking up with partner higher education institutions in the UK.

Over the next three years, researchers from IMAR, Dundee University and the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Nadirshaw Eduljee Dinshaw University of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan will be collaborative partners in the joint research. Researchers from IMAR will visit Pakistan to share their vast knowledge of motion analysis on patients with movement disorders in Pakistan universities and the researchers from NED will use their bioengineering knowledge to collaborate with Dr Wang, the Principal Invetsigator, in developing musculoskeletal models for investigating patient gait analysis.

Professor Abboud, Director of IMAR, stated:

"This is yet another international research collaboration that Dr Wang has spearheaded which brings together two universities from different countries to harbour ideas and capitalise on each institute’s specific areas of expertise. Dr Wang has already instigated and jointly leads our current successful collaboration with Tianjin University."