Prof. Dr. Erhan Akdoğan

Rehabilitation robotics, assistive devices, tumor prosthesis, exoskeletal robots, biological signal processing, Brain-Computer Interfaces, AI and biomechatronics applications, intelligent rehabilitation technologies.

Prof. Dr. Akdoğan

He is a Prof. at YTU in Mechatronics Engineering Department and the coordinator of a Biomechatronics Research Laboratory, as well.

Academia

Prof. Akdoğan, who started his academic career at Marmara University in 1999, currently works at Yildiz Technical University.

President of TUSEB (2020-2024)

Health Institutes of Türkiye (TUSEB) was established with a mission to serve our country and humanity in the field of health science and technologies, to support planned and sustainable development. Prof.  Akdoğan has been as president in TUSEB between 2020-2024.

EDUCATION

(1990-1993) High School: Pertevniyal High School
(1994-1999) B.Sc.: Yildız Technical University, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
(1999-2001) M.Sc.: Marmara University, Institute of Pure and Applied Sciences, Computer-Control Education Programme
(2001-2007) Ph.D.: Marmara University, Institute of Pure and Applied Sciences Computer-Control Education Programme
(2008-2009) Post-Doc: Hiroshima University, Artificial Complex Systems Engineering, Biological System Engineering Laboratory, Japan.

INTERNSHIP

B.Sc. Internship: EAE Electronics, Istanbul
B.Sc. Professional Internship: KOC SYSTEM, Istanbul
Promotion of Industrial Experience (EDA) Internship in cooperation with YÖK-Chamber of Industry – (2002): ASELSAN
Promotion of Industrial Experience (EDA) Internship in cooperation with YÖK-Chamber of Industry – (2004): ELECTRA Electric-Electronics

APPOINTMENTS

Research Assistant: Marmara University, 1999-2010.
Lecturer: Air Technical School Command, 2009-2010.
Assistant Prof. : Yildiz Technical University, 2010 – 2015.
Biomechatronics Research Lab. Coordinator: 2010- ……
Assoc. Prof.: Yildiz Technical University, 2015 – 2020

Professor: Yildiz Technical University, 2020-…

THESIS

B.Sc. Thesis: Frequency Control (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Herman SEDEF)
M.Sc. Thesis: Designing of a Intersection Control Equipment (Supervisor: Prof Dr. Burhaneddin CAN)
Ph.D. Thesis: Intelligent Position and Force Control of a Robot Manipulator for Rehabilitation (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Arif ADLI)

PROJECTS

1. Researcher: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) under grand number MAG-104M018. “Designing, Producing and Intelligent Control of A Robot Manipulator For Rehabilitation”. (completed-2007).

2. Visiting Researcher: The 21st Century COE Program of JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) on Hyper Human Technology toward the 21st Century Industrial Revolution. Hiroshima University, Japan, January 2008-January 2009.

3. Manager on behalf of YTU: European Union, LEONARDO DA VINCI PROGRAMME INOVATION TRANSFER (ToI) PROJECT, Implementation of artificial intelligent technologies in rehabilitation engineering: Training for vocational rehabilitation counsellors (INTECH), Project No: 2010-1-TR1-LEO05-16695, 1 Nov 2011-31 Sep 2013-Completed.

4. Manager: Science, Industry and Technology Ministry, “Therapeutic Exercise Robot for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation”, (completed-2014)

5. Manager: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) under grand number MAG-111M603. “Cybernetic rehabilitation aid system”. (completed-2015)

6. Researcher: Science, Industry and Technology Ministry, “Motion Detection Algorithm Development for Simulators”, (completed-2016)

7. Manager: Scientific Research Project Coordination of Yildiz Technical University, “Intelligent rehabilitation aid system for diagnostic and treatment”. (completed-2018)

8. Manager: Scientific Research Project Coordination of Yildiz Technical University, “Design, Analysis and Intelligent Control of a tumor prosthesis extension module ”( completed-2019)

9. Manager: Scientific Research Project Coordination of Yildiz Technical University, “Development of An Ankle Rehabilitation Robot” (completed-2022)

10.Researcher: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK),”Development of Artificial Intelligence Supported Manual Dexterity Evaluation System with Multiple Sensors”, (completed, 2022 – 2023)

11. Researcher: Development Agency of Istanbul, “Sustainable Telerehabilitation Service Production and Qualified Workforce Training Project-İSTER” (completed, 2022 – 2023)

12.Researcher: TÜBİTAK International Bilateral Cooperation Project, “Intelligent Exoskeleton Robot for Remote Rehabilitation with Digital Twin Technology” (2023 – 2025)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

PATENTS and UTILITY MODELS

1- Patent: Adlı M. A. , Akdoğan E., Taçgın E., “Rehabilitation Robot”, CHAPTER A – Human Needs, Initial Registration, (2008/05687, Date: 21/03/2011)

2- Patent: Akdoğan E., Upper limb therapeutic exercise robot, Patent, CHAPTER A – Human Needs, Initial Registration, (2013/11075, Date: 2016)

3- Utility Model: Aktan M. E. , Akdoğan E., Robotic Rehabilitation Platform for Upper Limbs., Utility patents, CHAPTER A – Human Needs, Initial Registration, 2016 (2016/08657)

4- Patent: Atasever Arslan B., Catal T., Akdoğan E., Cebeci F. C. , “Electrical Energy Production Using Stem Cell Lines, and A Biofuel Cell Therefor”, Patent, CHAPTER H – Electricity, Initial Registration, 2018. (PCT/TR2018/050767)

5- Patent: Kocaoğlu S., Akdoğan E., “Autonomous Control And Lengthening System For Tumor Prosthesis”, Patent, CHAPTER A – Human Needs, Initial Registration, 2019. (PCT/TR2019/05081)

5- Utility Model:Akdoğan E. , Uğur M., Başı H., Yılmaz C., Yardımcı O., “Robotic Feeder Platform for Disabled People”, Patent, CHAPTER A – Human Needs, Initial Registration, 2022. (2020/14382)

REGISTERED INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

1. “Upper Limb Rehabilitation Robot”, Erhan AKDOGAN (Registration Number: 2013 – 05 486).

2. “Upper Limb Exoskeletal Robot”, Erhan AKDOGAN, Cansu ŞAHBAZ, Barışcan YALÇIN (Registration Number: 2013 – 07 494).

3. “Lower limb rehabilitation robot”, (Registration Number: 2015/02071). 4. “Robotic Rehabilitation Platform for Upper Limbs”, Mehmet Emin AKTAN, Erhan AKDOGAN (Registration Number: 2015/07922)

5. “Robotic Upper Limb Measurement Device for Biological and Biomechanical parameters”, Erhan AKDOGAN, Ahmet YAVUZ.

6. “A Lower Limb Exoskeletal Walking Supporter Robot”, Erhan AKDOĞAN, Mehmet Emin AKTAN, Mehmet Arslanyüreği (Registration Number: 2017/00901).

7. “Wearable Upper Limb Exoskeletal Robot”, Erhan AKDOĞAN, Yusuf Neyiş (Registration Number: 2017/01291 ).

8. “Prosthesis Hand”, Erhan AKDOĞAN, Serdar Yatar, Furkan Kılıç (Registration Number: 2017/08055).

9. “The feeder robot for tetraplegic patients”, Erhan AKDOĞAN, Emre Yıldırım, Fatih Tutar (Registration Number:2017/08056).

10. “Tumor Prosthesis Extension Module”, Erhan AKDOĞAN, Sıtkı Kocaoğlu (Registration Number: 2017/07116).

11. “Range of Motion and Limb Force Measurement System for Forearm”, Erhan AKDOĞAN (Registration Number: 2019/01497).

12. “Daily Life Supporter Feeding Robot”, Erhan AKDOĞAN, Furkan Göktuğ Akbalık, (Registration Number: 2019/01495).

13. “Robotic Rehabilitation Platform for Upper Limbs”, Aktan M. E. , Akdoğan E., (Registration Number:2015/07922)

14. “Wearable Upper Limb Exoskeletal Robot System”, Akın Ö., Abacı İ. R. , Akdoğan E., (Registration Number:2021/014034)

15. “Mobile Breath Analysis device”, Aktan M. E. , Dikbaş F., Akdoğan E., (Registration Number:2022 000930)

16. “Telerehabilitation System”, Akdoğan E., Aktan M. E., Turunç E. S., Çağlar Y., (Registration Number: 2022/002876)

TRADEMARKS

1. Trademark: “Fizyoterabot”, Erhan AKDOGAN (Registration Number: 2011/98172).

2. Trademark: “Physiotherabot”, Erhan AKDOGAN (Registration Number: 2011/98177).

3. Trademark: “Diagnoconn”, Erhan AKDOGAN, M.E.Aktan (Registration Number: 2017/109233).

AWARDS

1. Second prize on the area of Physical Science and Engineering Sciences in 1st Aegean Research – Development and Technology Dates, 1-3 December 2010, • Project name: Rehabilitation Robot-Physiotherabot

2. First prize on the area of Patented Products, 1st Patent Workshop and Manufacturing Technologies Project Days held by Yildiz Technical University Technology Transfer Office
• Patent Name: Upper Limb Therapeutic Exercises Robot, 2012.

3. First prize in International Technology Festival-TEKNOFEST’18.
• Category: Technologies for the benefit of humanity- Medicine.
• Project: DIAGNOBOT: Diagnose and Treatment Aimed Rehabilitation Robot,     (2018).

4. First prize in THE ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS AND SERVICES EXPORTERS’ ASSOCIATION R&D PROJECT BROKERAGE EVENT 2018.
• Category: Smart Medicine
• Project: DIAGNOBOT: Diagnose and Treatment Aimed Rehabilitation Robot, (2018).

5. First prize in International Technology Festival-TEKNOFEST’19.
• Category: Technologies for the benefit of humanity- Medicine.
• Project: Intelligent Tumor Prosthesis, (2019).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Biomechatronics, Robotics – Rehabilitation Robots, Biological Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence, Industrial Automation Systems.

COURSES

Graduate:
• Artificial Intelligence in Mechatronics Engineering Applications, (Ph.D. Course)
• Biomechatronics Systems, (Ph.D. Course)
• Robot Control, (M.Sc. Course)

Undergraduate:
• System Dynamics, (B.Sc. Course)
• Robot Engineering (B.Sc. Course)
• Signals and Systems (B.Sc. Course)
• Analog Electronics (B.Sc. Course)
• Electronics and Communication Circuits (B.Sc. Course)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Assistant Secretariat of First Technical Vocational Schools Symposium
ROBOCON Turkey Contest Referee
Organisation committee member of International Conference on Advances in Materials & Processing Technologies, 13-16 July 2011, Istanbul-TURKEY.
Organisation committee member of the 1st International Congress on Physiotechnotherapy (ICPTT), 09-13 May 2018, Sarajevo- BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA.

MEMBERSHIPS

1. IEEE- The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

2. The Scouting and Guiding Federation of Türkiye.

3. Digital Research Society.