Professor José Luis Pons


Director of Neural Rehabilitation Group in the Department of Translational Neuroscience, CSIC, Spain

Scientific chair at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Legs + Walking Lab, USA

Full Professor with the Northwestern University, USA

Co-Founder and Vice President of MotusAcademy, Switzerland

Research areas:

  • Rehabilitation robotics, neuroprosthetics and wearable technologies.


  • Obtained PhD in physics, Complutense University of Madrid in 1997
  • Coordinator of over 15 EU and International research projects
  • >400 published peer-reviewed journal and conference articles
  • Expert advisor for science agencies in seven countries
  • Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
  • Editor in Chief of the Journal of Rehabilitation Methods and Technologies (work in progress – upcoming)
  • Associate Editors for Multiple Journals in Neuroprosthetics and Neural Engineering

Projects with Fourier Intelligence:

  • Large scale clinical trial with Fourier’s Lower Limb Rehabilitation Robots
  • Dyadic Haptic Collaboration Study with Fourier’s Rehabilitation Robots
  • AI and machine learning in neural drive estimation