Professor Edward Chadwick

Professor Edward Chadwick
Professor Edward Chadwick
Professor Edward Chadwick

BEng, PhD, FHEA, MIPEM

Personal Chair

Accepting PhDs

About
Email Address
edward.chadwick@abdn.ac.uk
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 273840
Office Address
362 Fraser Noble Building
Old Aberdeen Campus
Elphinstone Road
AB24 3UE

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School/Department
School of Engineering

Biography

Prof Chadwick is a Biomedical Engineer with research interests in biomechanics, modelling and simulation of human movement, and rehabilitation engineering. After gaining a first-class degree in Mechanical Engineering at Nottingham University, he went on to complete a PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

Following international post-doctoral positions at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands, and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, he returned to the UK in 2008. He was a Lecturer in Biomechanics at the University of Aberystwyth until 2012, and Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at Keele University until 2019.

Prof Chadwick joined the School of Engineering at Aberdeen as Reader in Bioengineering in October 2019, and became Director of Research for the School and Professor of Bioengineering in 2022.

Qualifications

  • PhD Bioengineering 
    1999 - Strathclyde University 
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering 
    1993 - University of Nottingham 
  • PGC Teaching in Higher Education 
    2012 - Aberystwyth University 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships
External Memberships

Prof Chadwick has a number of roles external to the University:

Latest Publications

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Research

Research Overview

The goal of my research is to apply engineering principles to facilitate restoration of function in people with activity-limiting movement disorders of the upper limb arising from neuromuscular conditions, orthopaedic problems and limb difference. The restoration of function can allow the resumption of independent living, the maintenance of health through exercise and the reduction of pain and discomfort.

My areas of expertise are in shoulder biomechanics, modelling and simulation of movement, human movement analysis, Functional Electrical Stimulation and advanced prosthetic devices.

Research Areas

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Engineering

Supervising
Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Rehabilitation Studies
  • Mathematical Modelling

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

One of my main areas of research currently is the development of real-time models for the simulation of arm and hand function. A musculoskeletal model that can simulate the dynamics of the human arm in real time allows the creation of a realistic 'virtual arm'. This can be used as a replacement for the real arm in the development and testing of advanced neural prosthesis systems, or as a controller for a myoelectric prosthesis. This also allows rapid development and extensive testing of complex devices whilst reducing the burden on human participants.

Alongside bioengineering and the development of assistive technologies, I am interested in understanding more about the normal and pathological function of the upper limb musculoskeletal system, in particular the shoulder. As such, part of my work also attempts to apply the modelling and simulation tools that we develop to understanding more about shoulder function and stability, both in terms of the glenohumeral joint and control of the scapula.

Finally, I am working with clinical colleagues at a specialist orthopaedic hospital on a project to improve the understanding of foot deformity in children with cerebral palsy. It is hoped that better understanding through advanced measurement and modelling will lead to better treatments to address pain and mobility issues.

Funding and Grants

  • 2021 – 24 Private Physiotherapy Educational Foundation, Shoulder instability in children: understanding muscle activity and movement pattern differences, Co-I, £30k.
  • 2021 – 23 Action Medical Research, Exploration of the role of subtalar joint morphology in the development of foot deformity in cerebral palsy, Co-I, £148k.
  • 2018 – 22 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Personalised approach to restoration of arm function in people with high-level tetraplegia, PI, £387k.
  • 2017 – 18 Institute for Physics and Engineering in Medicine, Intelligent FES for restoring arm movement in people with tetraplegia, PI, £10k.
  • 2016 – 19 Orthopaedic Institute, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Biomechanical modelling of toe walking gait to inform the prescription of ankle foot orthoses in children with cerebral palsy (AFOs), Co-Investigator, £44k.
  • 2015–20 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Intracortical control of FES-restored arm and hand function in people with SCI, subcontract with Case Western Reserve University, £38k.
  • 2015–18 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Enabling Technologies for Sensory Feedback in Next-Generation Assistive Devices, Co-Investigator, collaboration with Newcastle (lead), Leeds, Essex, Southampton and Imperial College, £1.44m.
  • 2014–17 Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Image-based estimation of musculoskeletal parameters for patient-specific modelling, PhD studentship, £53k.
  • 2014–16 Guy Hilton Asthma Trust, Validation of Structured Light Plethysmography in Acute Viral Bronchiolitis, Principal Investigator, collaboration with University Hospitals of North Midlands, £30k.
  • 2013–15 Pneumacare Ltd, Validation of Structured Light Plethysmography: Pre/Post Bronchodilation Challenge, Principal Investigator, collaboration with University Hospitals of North Midlands, £29k.
  • 2012–15 National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIH subcontract via Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), Software development for musculoskeletal simulations, £31k.
  • 2013–14 Keele University MRC Centenary Funding (Bridging the Gaps), Continuous control of advanced myoelectric prostheses, PI, £6.5k.
  • 2006–8 Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center, Prosthetic arm control device for amputees, Research Co-investigator.
  • 2005–8 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Controller development for upper limb movement, Research Co-investigator.
  • 2005–8 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH), Restoration of Hand and Arm Function by Functional Electrical Stimulation, Research Coinvestigator.
Teaching

Programmes

Teaching Responsibilities

Prof Chadwick’s teaching focuses mainly on biomechanics, healthcare technologies, medical devices and other areas related to biomedical engineering.

Programme Lead

 Course Coordinator

  • Fundamentals of Engineering in Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Engineering and Biomechanics
  • Research Methods for Bioengineers

Contributor

  • Introduction to Engineering for Life Scientists
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Fearsome Engines

Non-course Teaching Responsibilities

Individual project supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Publications

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  • Coupled, closed-system fluidic actuators for use in wearable rehabilitation devices

    Greig, J., Giannaccini, M. E., Chadwick, E.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Use and evaluation of assistive technologies for upper limb function in tetraplegia.

    Readioff, R., Siddiqui, Z. K., Stewart, C., Fulbrook, L., O’Connor, R. J., Chadwick, E. K.
    Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 809-820
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Healthcare applications of single camera markerless motion capture: a scoping review

    Scott, B., Scott, B., Seyres, M., Philp, F., Chadwick, E. K., Blana, D.
    PeerJ, vol. 10, e13517
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Automated Ultrasound Video Enhancement

    Jabbar, S. I., Day, C. R., Aladi, A. Q., Chadwick, E. K.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • A new method of contrast enhancement of musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging based on fuzzy inference technique

    Jabbar, S. I., Aladi, A. Q., Day, C., Chadwick, E.
    Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express, vol. 7, no. 5, 055003
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Automated measurements of morphological parameters of muscles and tendons

    Jabbar, S. I., Day, C., Chadwick, E.
    Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express, vol. 7, no. 2, 025002
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Developing a clinical decision support system for paediatric shoulder instability

    Yaqub, A., McCluskey, M., Chadwick, E., Philp, F.
    Contributions to Conferences: Papers
  • Automated reduction the speckle noise of the panoramic ultrasound images of Muscles and Tendons

    Jabbar, S. I., Day, C., Chadwick, E.
    Contributions to Journals: Conference Articles
  • A comparative evaluation of time-delay, deep learning and echo state neural networks when used as simulated transhumeral prosthesis controllers

    Day, C. R., Chadwick, E. K., Blana, D.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • The effect of simplifying scaling methods of an upper limb musculoskeletal model on the joint angles

    Readioff, R., Blana, D., Mulla, D., Philp, F., Postans, N., Chadwick, E.
    Gait Posture, vol. 81, no. Supplement 1, pp. 295-296
    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
  • Model-based control of individual finger movements for prosthetic hand function

    Blana, D., van den Bogert, A. J., Murray, W. M., Ganguly, A., Krasoulis, A., Nazarpour, K., Chadwick, E. K.
    IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 612-620
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Enhancement of panoramic musculoskeletal ultrasound image based on fuzzy technique

    Jabbar, S. I., Day, C. R., Chadwick, E. K.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • The Stabilizing Function of Superficial Shoulder Muscles Changes Between Single-Plane Elevation and Reaching Tasks

    Ameln, D. J. D., Chadwick, E. K., Blana, D., Murgia, A.
    IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 564-572
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Using Fuzzy Inference system for detection the edges of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Images

    Jabbar, S., Day, C., Chadwick, E.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Validating the Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

    Philp, F., Blana, D., Stewart, C., Chadwick, E., Pandyan, A.
    Contributions to Conferences: Papers
  • Tidal breathing parameters measured by structured light plethysmography in children aged 2-12 years recovering from acute asthma/wheeze compared with healthy children

    Hmeidi, H., Motamedi-Fakhr, S., Chadwick, E. K., Gilchrist, F. J., Lenney, W., Iles, R., Wilson, R. C., Alexander, J.
    Physiological reports, vol. 6, no. 12, e13752
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Study of the measurement and predictive validity of the Functional Movement Screen

    Philp, F., Blana, D., Chadwick, E. K., Stewart, C., Stapleton, C., Major, K., Pandyan, A. D.
    BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, vol. 4, no. 1, e000357
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Control of a robotic hand with an EMG-driven, real-time biomechanical computer model

    Blana, D., Krasoulis, A., Nazarpour, K., Chadwick, E.
    Contributions to Conferences: Papers
  • Does the total Functional Movement Screen (FMS) score have predictive validity in football?

    Philp, F., Blana, D., Stewart, C., Chadwick, E., Pandyan, A.
    Contributions to Conferences: Papers
  • Real-time simulation of hand motion for prosthesis control

    Blana, D., Chadwick, E. K., van den Bogert, A. J., Murray, W. M.
    Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 540-549
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Tidal breathing parameters measured using structured light plethysmography in healthy children and those with asthma before and after bronchodilator

    Hmeidi, H., Motamedi-Fakhr, S., Chadwick, E., Gilchrist, F. J., Lenney, W., Iles, R., Wilson, R. C., Alexander, J.
    Physiological reports, vol. 5, no. 5, e13168
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Musculoskeletal modelling simulation with optimisation to predict the morphological parameters of the calf muscle

    Rymaszewski, P., Stewart, C., Blana, D., Chadwick, E., Sardar, S., Jarvis, S.
    Gait Posture, vol. 57, pp. 87-88
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Using Convolutional Neural Network for edge detection in musculoskeletal ultrasound images

    Jabbar, S. I., Day, C. R., Heinz, N., Chadwick, E. K.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Feasibility of using combined EMG and kinematic signals for prosthesis control: A simulation study using a virtual reality environment

    Blana, D., Kyriacou, T., Lambrecht, J. M., Chadwick, E. K.
    Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology, vol. 29, pp. 21-27
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • B108 ADVANCES IN PEDIATRIC LUNG FUNCTION TESTING: Structured Light Plethysmography (slp) Can Quantify Abnormal Breathing In Children Aged 2-12 Admitted With Acute Asthma

    Hmeidi, H., Chadwick, E., Lenney, W., Gilchrist, F., Motamedi-Fakhr, S., Wilson, R., Iles, R., Alexander, J.
    Contributions to Conferences: Posters
  • ADDITIONAL NOTICE.(THE LATE) THOMAS GRAY (PRESENTATION OF A BUST, MAY 28, 1872).

    GRAY, T., CHADWICK, E.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Real-Time Simulation of Three-Dimensional Shoulder Girdle and Arm Dynamics

    Chadwick, E. K., Blana, D., Kirsch, R. F., van den Bogert, A. J.
    IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 61, no. 7, pp. 1947-1956
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Glenohumeral stability during a hand-positioning task in previously injured shoulders

    Marchi, J., Blana, D., Chadwick, E. K.
    Medical & biological engineering & computing, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 251-256
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Shoulder biomechanics and the success of translational research

    Cutti, A. G., Chadwick, E. K.
    Medical & biological engineering & computing, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 205-210
    Contributions to Journals: Editorials
  • Clinical applications of musculoskeletal modelling for the shoulder and upper limb

    Bolsterlee, B., Veeger, D., Chadwick, E.
    Medical & biological engineering & computing, vol. 51, no. 9, pp. 953-963
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Selection of muscle and nerve-cuff electrodes for neuroprostheses using customizable musculoskeletal model.

    Blana, D., Hincapie, J., Chadwick, E., Kirsch, R.
    Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 395-408
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Development of a comprehensive musculoskeletal model of the shoulder and elbow.

    Nikooyan, A., Veeger, H., Chadwick, E., Praagman, M., van der Helm, F.
    Medical & biological engineering & computing, vol. 49, no. 12, pp. 1425-1435
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Continuous neuronal ensemble control of simulated arm reaching by a human with tetraplegia.

    Chadwick, E., Blana, D., Simeral, J., Lambrecht, J., Kim, S., Cornwell, A., Taylor, D., Hochberg, L., Donoghue, J., Kirsch, R.
    Journal of Neural Engineering, vol. 8, no. 3, 034003
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The effect of elbow angle and external moment on load sharing of elbow muscles.

    Praagman, M., Chadwick, E., van der Helm, F., Veeger, H.
    Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 912-922
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A real-time, 3-D musculoskeletal model for dynamic simulation of arm movements.

    Chadwick, E., Blana, D., van den Bogert, A., Kirsch, R.
    IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 941-948
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Combined feedforward and feedback control of a redundant, nonlinear, dynamic musculoskeletal system.

    Blana, D., Kirsch, R., Chadwick, E.
    Medical & biological engineering & computing, vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 533-542
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Musculoskeletal model-guided, customizable selection of shoulder and elbow muscles for a C5 SCI neuroprosthesis.

    Hincapie, J., Blana, D., Chadwick, E., Kirsch, R.
    IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 255-263
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A musculoskeletal model of the upper extremity for use in the development of neuroprosthetic systems

    Blana, D., Hincapie, J. G., Chadwick, E. K., Kirsch, R. F.
    Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 41, no. 8, pp. 1714-1721
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The effect of PCSA and moment arm distributions on the load sharing of arm muscles

    Praagman, M., Praagman, J., Chadwick, E., van der Helm, F., Veeger, H.
    Muscle load sharing: An energy-based approach, pp. 85, 1 page
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Comparison of model-predicted and measured moment arms for the rotator cuff muscles

    Gatti, C. J., Dickerson, C. R., Chadwick, E. K., Mell, A. G., Hughes, R. E.
    Clinical Biomechanics, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 639-644
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Dynamic Arm Simulator: A real-time model of the upper limb

    Chadwick, E., Blana, D., Kirsch, R., van den Bogert, T.
    Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 40, no. Supplement 2, pp. S65
    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
  • Model-Based FES Muscle Selection for Restoring Arm Movement in High SCI

    Kirsch, R. F., Blana, D., Chadwick, E.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Glenohumeral joint loading in tetraplegia during weight relief lifting: a simulation study.

    van, D. S., van, d. W. L., Janssen, T., Angenot, E., Chadwick, E., Veeger, H.
    Clinical Biomechanics, vol. 21, no. 2, 128-137
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A kinematical analysis of the shoulder after arthroplasty during a hair combing task

    Veeger, H., Magermans, D., Nagels, J., Chadwick, E., Van Der Helm, F.
    Clinical Biomechanics, vol. 21, no. Supplement 1, pp. S39-S44
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The relationship between two different mechanical cost functions and muscle oxygen consumption

    Praagman, M., Chadwick, E., Van Der Helm, F., Veeger, H.
    Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 758-765
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Glenohumeral contact forces and muscle forces evaluated in wheelchair-related activities of daily living in able-bodied subjects versus subjects with paraplegia and tetraplegia

    van Drongelen, S., van der Woude, L. H., Janssen, T. W., Angenot, E. L., Chadwick, E. K., Veeger, D. H.
    Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 86, no. 7, pp. 1434-1440
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Requirements for upper extremity motions during activities of daily living

    Magermans, D., Chadwick, E., Veeger, H., Van Der Helm, F.
    Clinical Biomechanics, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 591-599
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Stiffness measurement of the gleno-humeral joint

    Chadwick, E., Kirsch, R., Chae, J.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Mechanical load on the upper extremity during wheelchair activities

    Van Drongelen, S., Van der Woude, L. H., Janssen, T. W., Angenot, E. L., Chadwick, E. K., Veeger, D. H.
    Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 86, no. 6, pp. 1214-1220
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • MODEL-BASED DEVELOPMENT OF A NEUROPROSTHESIS CONTROLLER

    Hincapie, J. G., Blana, D., Chadwick, E., Kirsch, R.
    n/a
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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