Nick Dechev is a Specialist in Engineering Design & Research with 18 years of experience in Mechatronic System Design. He has expertise in Biomedical System Design, Sensor Design, MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), and Autonomous Robotic Instrumentation.
Nick’s strength and interest is working with teams to develop novel concepts and technologies into fully working practical systems, specifically, engineering design, hardware development, modelling and simulation, prototyping and testing.
As leader of the Victoria Hand Project, Nick is involved primarily on project direction/vision, establishment of international partnerships, organization and project management, fundraising, and contract and document preparation. Nick is the original designer of the TBM Hand prosthesis in 1999, on which the Victoria Hand is based. Nick has traveled to Guatemala on three occasions to develop the project there. He is also an Associate Professor and Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program at the University of Victoria.
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