Head, Pediatric Engineering Research Laboratory
University of Delaware, United States
Dr. Tariq Rahman completed his Ph.D. in mechanical Engineering 1990 from Drexel University.
He then joined the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children as a post-doctoral fellow. Dr. Rahman is currently Senior Research Engineer at the duPont Hospital for Children and Director of the Center for Orthopedics Research and Development (CORD). He also holds the position of Research Professor in the School for Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware. He has over 65 publications in the area of rehabilitation engineering on issues relating to tremor reduction, robotics, orthotics and orthopedics. He has 5 patents. He organised and chaired the 4th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR) in 1994, held at the duPont Hospital. He is the founding chair of the steering committee of ICORR (International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics).
He is the inventor of the WREX exoskeleton which is a commercially successful inexpensive device to assist children with arm movement.