Dr. Rina Maiti

Assistant Professor

Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing (CPDM),
Indian Institute of Science (IISc),
Bangalore - 560012
Phone : 91- 80 - 2293 3134, 2293 2359
Fax      : 91- 80 - 2360 1975

email: rmaiti@iisc.ac.in

Prof. In charge, Human Engineering Research Laboratory (HERL)

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics (Elsevier)

International Visits as Invited Guest

1. State Department for Higher Education, State of Vaud, Switzerland invited to visit their country as a part of "India Summer University Programme" during 4th -11th July, 2010. Hosted by Prof. Enrico M. Staderini, Professeur en techniques biomédicales, Western Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Yverdon-les-Bains, Suisse.

2. Invited Lecture on "Manual material handling research in India" at International Workshop on “Pedestrian headloading and its implication for health, well-being and livelihoods in Africa” during 16-18th January, 2012 at Durham University. Hosted by Prof. R. Hall, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK - https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/ihf/reports/HeadloadingWorkshopReport.pdf

3. Imperial college, London, 6-8th November and 3-4th December, 2012. Invited by Prof. Rob J Fenton and Prof. Anthony Bull, Department of Bioengineering.


Academic Background

M.Sc. in Human Physiology, Vidyasagar University

M.Tech. in Biomedical Engineering, IIT Bombay

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, IIT Bombay


Professional Experience

Post  Doctoral Fellow, Department of Industrial Engineering, Pohang University of Science & Technology, South Korea


Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Computer Science, Pohang University of Science & Technology, South Korea


Faculty Consultant, NITIE, Mumbai

Research Interest

Human Factors Engineering,
Product Design,
Medical Engineering,
Rehabilitation engineering,
Occupational health & safety,
Biosensor design,
Basic Medical instrumentation,
Work & Sports physiology and related design


Applied Ergonomics (PD 231)



Recent Works

Research Work
1. Study on manual lifting multipliers
2. Reverse engineering for generating CAD parameters from 3D scanned image point cloud data
3. Joint biomechanics in different postures both in clinical and 4. Study on Heart rate variability during dynamic exercise
5. Study on thermal sensation response of Indians (both experimental and computational)
6. Bone segmentation by image processing techniques and curvature analysis
7. constitutive modeling of different human joints and FE analysis
8. Design of biosensors for recording PPG, HR, heart and lung sound, foot sole pressure etc.
9. Estimation of muscular fatigue during dynamic contraction using different DSP techniques
10. Detailed study on human muscle dynamics using multi-electrode array technology
11. Biomechanical study (FEM based) on osteoarthritis
12. Design of above-knee (trans-femoral) prosthesis

Design Related work
1. Design modification and development of Laparoscopic tool  
2. Design of an Exerciser for Paraplegics
3. Hospital Bed design
4. Learning aid for visually challenged kids
5. Smart walking aid for the visually challenged person
6. Exerciser for cerebral palsy child
7. Assistive device for alzhimers' disease and dimentia related issues
8. Patient transfer devices without log-rolling
9. EMG electrode development
10. Microcontroller based set-up for human experiments

Visit Human Engineering Research Laboratory for recent activities

Research Assistant Position Available for BE/ME students

RA/TA position available for BE/ME students from Electronics / Instrumentation / ECE department.