Dr Sokratis Komaris

Lecturer

Medical Technology Research Centre

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Biomechanics of human movement

Sokratis is a Lecturer in Medical Engineering at Anglia Ruskin University with a background in clinical and sports biomechanics. His research has been focused on wearable technologies for healthcare and well-being, human motion analysis in sports and clinical populations, digital health, acoustic emission monitoring, physiological monitoring, signal processing, and the biomechanics of knee and hip implants. Further contributions deal with industry 4.0 applications, robotics, machine learning, and sensor system integration.

sokratis.komaris@aru.ac.uk

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Background

Sokratis holds an MSc and a PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. Prior to that, he received his MEng in mechanical engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Until 2022, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in University College Cork, Tyndall Institute of Technology, Ireland.

His research focused on the biomechanics and knee acoustics of patients with knee pathologies, the running performance of sprinters, the biomechanics and skin movements in patients with ostomy bags, and the development of wearable sensors for rehabilitation and home monitoring. Currently, he is a lecturer in Medical Engineering at ARU’s School of Engineering and the Built Environment.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Research interests

  • Lower-limb biomechanics
  • Clinical biomechanics
  • Sports biomechanics
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Wearables sensors
  • Motion analysis

Teaching

  • Engineering Simulation & Optimisation project
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Engineering Major Project
  • Biomechanics 1
  • Biomechanics 2
  • Engineering Principles
  • Engineering Skills

Qualifications

  • PGDip in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University College Cork, Ireland
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • MSc in Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Memberships, editorial boards

  • PLOS ONE Editorial Board

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Engineering Education Grant Scheme funded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) | Giving Voice: Stories from STEAM through the technology of radio | £4,000.

Selected recent publications

Komaris D. S., Govind C., Murphy A., Clarke J., Ewen A., Leonard H., Riches P., (2021). “Implant Design Affects Walking and Stair Navigation after Total Knee Arthroplasty,” in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, 16, 177.

Komaris D. S., Govind C., Clarke J., Riches P., O’Flynn B., Tedesco S., (2021). “Dynamic Stability During Stair Navigation After Total Knee Arthroplasty,” in Clinical Biomechanics, Volume 87, 105410.

Tedesco S., Alfieri D., Perez-Valero E., Komaris, D. S., Jordan L., Belcastro M., Barton J., Hennessy L., O’Flynn B., (2021). “A Wearable System for the Estimation of Performance-Related Metrics during Running and Jumping Tasks,” in Appl. Sci., 11, 5258.

Sica M., O’Flynn B., Tedesco S., Crowe C., Kenny L, Moore L, Timmons S., Barton J., Komaris D. S., (2021). “Continuous home monitoring of Parkinson’s disease motor symptoms via inertial sensors: a systematic review,” in PLOS ONE 16(2): e0246528.

Khokhlova L, Komaris D. S., Tedesco S., O’Flynn B., (2021). “Assessment of hip and knee joints and implants using acoustic emission monitoring: A scoping review,” in IEEE Sensors Journal, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2020.3045203.

Komaris D. S., Tarfali G., O’Flynn B., Tedesco S., (2021). “Unsupervised IMU-Based Evaluation of At-Home Exercise Programmes with Different Types of Instructions: A Feasibility Study,” in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Menolotto M., Komaris D. S., Tedesco S., Walsh M., O’Flynn B., (2020). “Motion Capture Technologies in Industrial Applications: A Systematic Review,” in MDPI Sensors, 20, 5687.

Komaris, D. S., Perez-Valero E., Jordan L., Barton J., Hennessy L., O’Flynn B., Tedesco S., (2020). “Effects of segment masses and cut-off frequencies on the estimation of vertical ground reaction forces in running,” in Journal of Biomechanics, 99, 109552.

Komaris D. S., Govind C., Clarke J., Ewen A., Jeldi A., Murphy A., Riches P. (2020). “Identifying car ingress movement strategies before and after total knee replacement,” in International Biomechanics, 7, 9-18.

Komaris, D. S., Perez-Valero E., Jordan L., Barton J., Hennessy L., O’Flynn B., Tedesco S., (2019). "Predicting Three-Dimensional Ground Reaction Forces in Running by Using Artificial Neural Networks and Lower Body Kinematics," in IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 156779-1567860.

Komaris D. S., Govind C., Riches P., Murphy A., Ewen A., (2017). “Identification of movement strategies during the sit-to-walk movement in patients with knee osteoarthritis,” in Journal of Applied Biomechanics - Human Kinetics, 34, 96-103.

Recent presentations and conferences

Khokhlova L, Komaris D. S., Tedesco S., O’Flynn B., (2021). “Motion Artifacts Resistant Mounting of Acoustic Emission Sensors for Knee Joint Monitoring,” presented at the 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC).

Tedesco S., Perez-Valero E., Komaris, D. S., Jordan L., Barton J., Hennessy L., O’Flynn B., (2020), “Wearable motion sensors and artificial neural network for the estimation of vertical ground reaction forces in running,” presented at IEEE SENSORS 2020 Conference.

Komaris, D. S., Perez-Valero E., Jordan L., Barton J., Hennessy L., O’Flynn B., Tedesco S., (2020). "A Comparison of Three Methods for Estimating Vertical Ground Reaction Forces in Running," ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 38: Iss. 1, Article 14.