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Saeed Sokhanvar - Consulate General of Canada (CTA Boston). Boston, MA, US

Saeed Sokhanvar

R&D Director, ElectroMechanical | Siemens Healthineers


Saeed Sokhanvar is an expert in the development of innovative medical devices, specifically, robotics and electromechanical products.



Saeed Sokhanvar is an R&D leader with a track record of development of innovative medical devices, specifically, robotics and complex electromechanical products from definition to manufacturing for more than 20 years. He has expertise in building and leading engineering teams, technical project/program leads, strategic planning,
new product design and development, conceptual design, manufacturing transfer, design control, change control, configuration management, risk management, root-cause analysis, and IP Generation. He is also experienced with robotic systems, robotic arms, robotic/articulated end effectors, complex electro-mechanical systems, and MIS tools. Prior to his current role as R&D Director of ElectroMechanical Engineering at Corindus, Siemens Healthineers, Saaed was a Capstone Advisor at Northeastern University and a Senior Research Fellow at MIT.

Industry Expertise (2)


Medical Devices

Areas of Expertise (6)

Design For Manufacturing

Biomedical Engineering

Medical Devices



Quality systems

Education (3)

Concordia University: Ph.D., Biomechanical Engineering 2007

University of Tehran: B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering 1990

Sharif University of Technology: M.Sc., BioMechanics 1994



Saeed Sokhanvar Publication



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Selected Articles (3)

A Novel Tactile Softness Display for Minimally Invasive Surgery


2014 The use of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) in various types of surgical procedures has increased significantly in recent years. However, its scope is limited due mainly to the fact that this procedure does not currently provide tactile feedback without which the surgeon can neither feel nor palpate tissue. In this paper, we describe a new tactile display that reproduces these missing constituent properties of the tissue directly to the surgeon. The softness of different objects is regenerated based on the mechanical properties of those objects and fingertip pulp. The force–displacement non-linear behavior of several different materials is simulated using force feedback and a Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) controller for the linear actuator. Experimental tests show that the proposed tactile display can closely regenerate the feeling of softness for different objects by rendering the force–displacement curve to the surgeon’s hand.

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Introduction to Tactile Sensing and Display

Tactile Sensing and Displays: Haptic Feedback for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotics

2012 Background Conventional and Modern Surgical Techniques Motivation Tactile Sensing Force Sensing Force Position Softness Sensing Lump Detection Tactile Sensing in Humans Haptic Sense Tactile Display Requirements Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Robotics Applications References.

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Tactile Display Technology

In book: Tactile Sensing and Displays: Haptic Feedback for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotics

2012 The Coupled Nature of the Kinesthetic and Tactile Feedback Force-Feedback Devices A Review of Recent and Advanced Tactile Displays References.

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