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Gergana Stefanova Nikolova

Position: Assistant Professor

Department: Biomechanics

Room number: 104

Phone: +359 2 979 63 78

E-mail: gergana@imbm.bas.bg

Scientific degrees, institution, year:

 

 

M.Sc., 1997, South-West University "Neofit Rilski", Blagoevgrad

Fields of Research:

 

biomechanics, anthropometry, body segment parameters, 3D human body modeling, mass-inertial characteristics of the human body

Extended Information

 

Recent Publications:

 

  1. Nikolova G.S. (2011) Analytical study of the human extremities parameters via three different approaches, Series on Biomechanics, vol. 26, No 1-2 (2011), pp. 55-60.
  2. P. Kiriazov, Nikolova, G., Antonova, R. (2011) On structure identification in motor control of human motion, Series on Biomechanics, vol. 26, No 1-2, 84-89.
  3. Kiriazov, P., Nikolova, G., Veneva, I., Zlatov N. (2011) Control strategy and structure identification for efficient motion rehabilitation, In: Philippe Bidaud, Mohammad O Tokhi, Christophe Grand and Gurvinder S Virk (Eds.), FIELD ROBOTICS, World Scientific Publishing Co Pte. Ltd., Singapore, pp. 11-18.
  4. Kiriazov, P., Nikolova, G. (2011) Body modelling and motor control for efficient rehabilitation, In: Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference Technically Assisted Rehabilitation - TAR 2011, Berlin, Germany, March 17-18, http://www.tar-conference.eu/documents/paper-and-poster/ pp. 1-4 (ISSN 2192-161X)
  5. Kiriazov, P., Nikolova, G., Veneva, I. (2011) Intelligent control design in robotics and rehabilitation, Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Intelligent Robotics and Applications Part II, vol. 7102/2011, pp. 307-316, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  6. Nikolova G.S. (2010) Prediction of segmental parameters of Bulgarian woman within modified Kwon human body model. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 73-80.
  7. Nikolova G.S. (2010) Prediction of segmental parameters of Bulgarian man within modified Kwon human body model. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 89-104.
  8. Kiriazov, P., Nikolova G.S., (2010) Motor control strategy for efficient neurorehabilitation, Neurorehabilitation, Vol. 3, 1-2, pp. 3-6.
  9. Nikolova G.S. (2010) Human's body upper and lower extremities: anthropometric data and mass-inertial characteristics, Series on Biomechanics, vol. 25, No. 1-2, pp. 161-165.
  10. Nikolova G.S. (2010) Anthropometric measurements and model evaluation of mass-inertial parameters of the human upper and lower extremities. In, Bamidis, Panagiotis D. and Palllikarakis, Nicolas (Eds.): Proceedings of the XII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2010, IFMBE Proceedings 29, Springer, pp. 574-577. http://www.springerlink.com/content/np67450531j60123/
  11. Nikolova G.S. (2009) Determination of mass-inertial parameters of the human upper and lower extremities using 3D modelling, Journal of Vibroengineering, vol. 11, issue 2, pp. 274-278.
  12. Nikolova G., Gatev S., Kiriazov P. (2009) Optimal rehabilitation strategy for goal-directed motion tasks, Physical medicine, rehabilitation, health, vol. 3, pp. 16-18 (in Bulgarian).
  13. Nikolova G. (2009) Modified Kwon human body model: I. Prediction of segmental parameters of Bulgarian man, In: Proc. 11th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, CD Proceedings, ISSN: 1313-9665, Publisher: Institute of Mechanics, Sofia, paper ID: 27-277-2-PB.
  14. Nikolova G. (2009) Modified Kwon human body model: II. Prediction of segmental parameters of Bulgarian woman, In: Proc. 11th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, CD Proceedings, ISSN: 1313-9665, Publisher: Institute of Mechanics, Sofia, paper ID: 28-278-2-PB.
  15. Nikolova G., Toshev Y. (2008) Comparison of two approaches for calculation of the geometric and inertial characteristics of the human body of the Bulgarian population. Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics, Vol.10, No. 1, pp. 3-8.
  16. Nikolova G., Toshev Y. (2007) Estimation of male and female body segment parameters of the Bulgarian population using a 16-segmental mathematical model. Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 40, No. 16, pp. 3700-3707. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2007.06.016
  17. Nikolova. G. (2005) Model and main geometric and mass-inertial characteristics of the body segments of the Bulgarian woman. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, vol. 35, No 4, pp. 73-84.
  18. Nikolova G., Stefanova L., Toshev Y. (2005) 3D model of the human body generated within Pro/EngineerTM environment. Problems of Engineering Cybernetics and Robotics, vol. 55, pp. 39-44.
  19. Nikolova, G., Toshev, Y., Taiar, R. (2003) Improved 3D biomechanical model for evaluation of geometric, mass and inertial characteristics of the human body. Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics, Vol.5, Suppl.1, pp. 347-352.
  20. Nikolova, G., Toshev, Y., Zlatov, N., Taiar, R. (2003) Estimation of body segment mass-inertial parameters using 3D biomechanical model. Proceedings of XIXth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, 6-11 July, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  21. Nikolova, G., Toshev Y., Zlatov. N., Yordanov. Y. (2002) Humanoid robot based on 3D biomechanical model. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Robotics and Automation, September 1-4, Toluca, Mexico.
  22. Nikolova, G., Zlatov, N., Toshev, Y., Yordanov, Y., Nacheva, A., Tornyova, S. (2002) Experimental verification of one theoretical 3D model of the human body. Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics, Vol.4, Suppl.1, pp. 570-571.
  23. Nikolova. G. (2001) The geometric and mass-inertial characteristics of the human body as a basis for development of applied models. Proceedings of the 9th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, September 19-22, Varna, pp.165-171.
  24. Nikolova, G., Zlatov, N., Toshev, Y. (2001) Generation of 3D model of the human body oriented to medical and engineering applications. In: Casolo, F., Lorenzi, V., Zappa, B. (Eds.), Proceedings of the VIII International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics, July 4-6, Milan, Italy, pp. 35-40.
  25. Zlatov, N., Nikolova, G., Toshev, Y. (2001) 3D model of the human body oriented to anthropomorphic robotics. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Robotics - ISR'2001, April 19-22, Seoul, Korea, pp. 942-946.

Recent Projects:

TH-1407/04 with Bulgarian National Science Fund

 

OP "Development of Human Resources" (project BG 051РО001/07/3.3-02/55/17.06.2008)

Membership:

Bulgarian Society of Biomechanics

 


Modified date:09-11-2012