Thierry Keller received his Dipl. Ing. degree in electrical engineering (M.Sc.E.E.) and his Doctorate (Dr. sc. Techn.) from the ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 1995 and 2001, respectively.
Currently, Dr. Keller is the head of the Neurorehabilitation Department at Tecnalia, the largest private research center in Spain. Main activities of the Neurorehabilitation Department are research & innovation of novel enabling technologies for rehabilitation robotics, tele-rehabilitation, technologies for physical and cognitive prevention, and FES technologies including neuroprostheses.
Dr. Keller is principal investigator in national and international projects and chaired the EU COST action TD1006: European Network on Robotics for Neurorehabilitation. He developed various neuroprostheses that help improve walking and grasp functions in spinal cord injured and stroke subjects. His research interests are in the fields of rehabilitation engineering and robotics, neural prostheses, signal processing and human-machine interaction.
Since 2015, Dr. Keller chairs the umbrella society International Consortium for Rehabilitation Technologies (ICRT), which associates IISART, IFESS, ICORR and ICVR societies with the aim to organize joint conferences under the brand Rehabweek. Dr. Keller is executive board member of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS), and the International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technologies (IISART). From 2014-2019 he served as president of the IFESS.