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Dr. Moshe Solomonow is Emeritus Professor and director of the Bioengineering Division and of the Musculoskeletal Disorders research Laboratory in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. He was a Professor and Director of Bioengineering and of The Occupational Medicine Research Center at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1983 to 2005.

He received the B.Sc., and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from California State University and the Ph.D. in Engineering Systems and Neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles,1976.

Under his leadership, technology was developed for several translational projects related to; Myoelectric control of upper limb prosthetics for amputees; Electronic walking orthosis for paraplegics; Smart orthosis for Anterior Cruciate Ligament deficient patients; and smart braces for individuals with low back pain.

He is the Founding Editor of The Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, and served on the Editorial Board of several bioengineering and medical journals. Dr. Solomonow is/was a consultant to the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, National Academy of Sciences, The Veterans Administration and scientific agencies of several European and Asiatic governments and Canada. He was a council member of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology, the International Society of Functional Electrical Stimulation, and the IEEE-Biomedical Engineering Society. He published over 150 refereed journal papers on musculoskeletal disorders including: Motor Control, Electromyography, Muscle, Tendon, Ligament and Joint Biomechanics, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Orthotic systems for Paraplegic locomotion, Low Back Disorders and Knee Injury. He supervised more than 150 engineering, physical therapy, kinesiology, physiology, medical students and orthopaedic residents, as well as postgraduate students and fellows from several countries.

Dr. Solomonow organized the EMG Tutorial Workshop in the ISB Congress, the Canadian Society of Biomechanics, The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and The Society for Clinical Movement Analysis, was on the organizing committee of numerous conferences and gave keynote and symposia lectures in many others. He received the Crump Award for Excellence in Bioengineering Research (UCLA), the Distinctive Contribution Award from Delta 7 Society (France), The Doctor Medicine Honoris Causa (Vrije Universitiet, Brussels), The I. Cahen Professorship (LSUHSC) and the 1999 Volvo Award for Low Back Pain Research.