To promote movement independency and quality of life of the elderly and the neurologically-impaired, the research group of the Biomechanics and Medical Application Laboratory at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University devotes to develop strategies and design assistive technologies, including wearable devices and rehabilitative technologies, to fulfill the unmet needs. The speaker will share some examples of how to identify unmet needs, define functional requirements, and innovate solutions.
Bing-Shiang Yang, Ph.D.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Bing-Shiang Yang, Ph.D.
Dr. Bing-Shiang Yang is Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, NYCU, and Deputy General Director of Mechanical and Mechatronic Systems Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute.
Dr. Yang received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and M.S. and B.S. in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University. His research interests are neuro-musculoskeletal control of human movements, and integrating engineering technologies to solve unmet needs for different industries and individuals. Dr. Yang leads a multidisciplinary research team to develop many assistive and medical technologies/devices (so far with more than 30 granted US., Taiwan, China patents). Dr. Yang is the current President of Taiwanese Society of Biomechanics, and Secretary General and Council Member of Asian-Pacific Association of Biomechanics.
With Stanford-Taiwan Biomedical Fellowship training, Dr. Bing-Shiang Yang not only educates younger generations on the Biodesign process, but also puts it into practice. One of his inventions and associated business plan has been backed by the world-renowned startup accelerator, Y Combinator, and the resultant medical devices are on the way to help doctors and patients.
In addition to his research and developments, Dr. Yang’s creative and enthusiastic teaching has been recognized by the Outstanding Teaching Award of Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (IEET). He served as the Chair of Department of Mechanical Engineering and the CEO of the Innovative Creative Technology (ICT) Co-working Space at the university, which is the accelerator for interdisciplinary collaborative teaching and practical learning. With rich multidisciplinary experiences, Dr. Yang also holds joint appointments at Graduate Degree Program of Robotics, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Executive Master of Business Administration, and College of Life Sciences at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University.