Bijan Najafi, Ph.D., M.Sc.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2023
For pioneering contributions in developing digital health technologies that have shown enormous promise in preventing falls and limb life-threatening gangrene.

Using Wearable Tech to Improve Surgeons’ Posture

Via PT Products Online | May 28, 2024

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in collaboration with the University of Arizona led a study that can help surgeons use wearable tech to obtain biofeedback of their posture during long surgical procedures. Ultimately, the aim is to reduce the stress associated with maintaining static postures while operating and prevent injury.

Study Overview: Wearable Tech for Posture Assessment

Published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, this pilot study evaluated the feasibility of using wearable technology to assess the posture of neurosurgeons during long spine and cranial procedures. The findings show that wearable technology is a feasible and reproducible approach to provide objective feedback necessary to raise postural awareness and implement protocols focused on correcting posture to prevent musculoskeletal issues in surgeons… Continue reading.


Bijan Najafi Elected to the 2023 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

Via AIMBE | March 27, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Bijan Najafi, Ph.D., M.Sc., Professor of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine to its College of Fellows.

Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education… Continue reading.