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Neuroengineering medical group from UMH

José María Sabater

Full Professor & ViceDean of Polytechnic School

Miguel Hernandez University
Avda Universidad w/n 03202 Elche (Alicante)
Office B-10 – 2nd floor. Innova building. Campus of Elche
twitter: @josesabater
Phone: + 34 96 665 8426 (ext. 8426)
Fax: +34 96 665 8979

Academic studies, qualifications and work experience

(2003) PhD on Robotics. Summa Cum Laude. Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain
(1998) MsC on Mechanical Engineer. Industrial Engineer with nuclear physics intensification, Universitat Politècnica València, Spain
(2017) Full Professor at Departamento de ingeniería de sistemas y automática
(2009 – to date) Associate Dean of the Polytechnic School of Elche
(2012- to date) Director of the Master of Industrial Engineering
(2003- to 2017) Associate Professor with tenure at Departamento de ingeniería de sistemas y automática
(2009 and 2010) Visiting Researcher at Cinvestav (Mexico) and ECI (Colombia)
(2000 – 2003) Assistant Professor
(1998 – 1999) Researcher at Technological Chemical Institute (ITQ) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
(2009 – to date) Founder and member of the scientific committee of Instead Technologies Ltd.



  • my research interests are on:
    • Surgical robotics; computer-aided-surgery; surgery simulation; augmented reality; surgical navigation; medical image applications; computer applications to neurosurgery, orthopedics and MIS robotic surgery.
    • Medical informatics; applications and apps for diagnosis, control and medical visualization. Diabetes control.
    • Medical Robotics; assistive technology, rehabilitation technologies, soft and compliance robotics.
    • Haptics; applications to telerobotics and service robotics
    • Robot design; kinematic analysis of parallel service robots; control of parallel robots.

Current research projects:

selected previous projects: link to selected previous projects


Journal publications

  • You can find my journal publications on Google Scholar. Google Scholar.
  • ResearcherID number: A-5583-2008     ORCID number: 0000-0002-3890-6225

Phd thesis

  • Development of a parallel haptic device and experiments on control of tele operated systems. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.1064.2888    Web


  • Dispositivo joystick robótico de arquitectura paralela de 6 grados de libertad con  percepción  de fuerzas y posición P200302351
  • Robotic arm for controlling arm movement. ES 200802340 – WO 2010/018283
  • iProstate. Software para visualización intraglandular  y predicción del cáncer de próstata. V-159-11
  • Brazo telerobótico de configuración paralela para aplicaciones de cirugía mínima invasiva. P201001008
  • Suitable apparatus for the rehabilitation therapy of patients with brain damage. EP 2535032 A1 – 11382194.6 -1257
  • Dispositivo de medida de la conductividad eléctrica en fluidos de pequeño caudal. ES 201100694
  • Sistema automático de control para cámara hiperbárica multiplaza. ES 201101335

Management, international duties, committees

Organisation of scientific events and commissions of trust

Editorial boards

Fellowships and awards

  • (1998) research grant from the ITQ-CSIC
  • (1999) research grant from the IMPIVA-UMH
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  • (2004) Festo award for the best project. (2004) Fundeum award to the best informatics initiative.
  • (2014) «Importantes» award obtained by Instead Technologies Ltd.

Supervision of graduate and postdoctoral


Av. de la Universidad s/n

José María Sabater-Navarro

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