Ian Swain

Professor Ian Swain

  • iswain at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Professor in Technology & Design
  • Poole House P303, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I graduated from Southampton University in Electronic Engineering in 1976 and obtained a Ph.D, also from Southampton in 1982 entitled "Adaptive Control of an Arm Prosthesis". This marked my involvement with the medical profession and I was employed as a Research Fellow in Neurological Rehabilitation at Southampton before moving to Odstock Hospital, Salisbury in 1982. I was the first person employed in Clinical Science and Engineering in Salisbury where the Depart¬ment now employs forty eight people. My principle areas of interest are in rehabilitation engineering, in particular functional electrical stimula¬tion and in specialist seating and pressure sore prevention. I have 7 patents and written over 150 papers on Biomedical Engineering. I was recently Chief Investigator on a NIHR Grogramme Grant looking at all types of assistive technologies used in upper limb rehab following stroke. I was Director of Clinical Science and Engineering in Salisbury until I retired from the NHS at eth end of 2014...

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Journal Articles

  • Street, T., Swain, I. and Taylor, P., 2017. TRAINING AND ORTHOTIC EFFECTS RELATED TO FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION OF THE PERONEAL NERVE IN STROKE*. JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE, 49 (2), 113-119.
  • Barrett, N., Swain, I., Gatzidis, C. and Mecheraoui, C., 2016. The use and effect of video game design theory in the creation of game-based systems for upper limb stroke rehabilitation. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering, 3, 1-16.
  • Goldie, S., Sandeman, J., Cole, R., Dennis, S. and Swain, I., 2016. Electrical stimulation treatment for facial palsy after revision pleomorphic adenoma surgery. JOURNAL OF SURGICAL CASE REPORTS.
  • Street, T., Swain, I. and Taylor, P., 2015. Comparison of functional electrical stimulation (FES) and ankle foot orthosis (AFOs) in stroke. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE, 10, 7-8.
  • Venugopalan, L., Taylor, P.N., Cobb, J.E. and Swain, I.D., 2015. Upper limb functional electrical stimulation devices and their man-machine interfaces. Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, 39 (8), 471-479.
  • Venugopalan, L., Taylor, P.N., Cobb, J.E. and Swain, I.D., 2015. Upper limb functional electrical stimulation devices and their man–machine interfaces. Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology.
  • Street, T., Taylor, P. and Swain, I., 2015. Effectiveness of Functional Electrical Stimulation on Walking Speed, Functional Walking Category, and Clinically Meaningful Changes for People With Multiple Sclerosis. ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, 96 (4), 667-672.
  • Street, T., Taylor, P. and Swain, I., 2014. The practical clinical use of functional electrical stimulation (FES) in the treatment of dropped foot for people with stroke. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE, 9, 40.
  • McHugh, G. and Swain, I.D., 2014. A comparison between reported therapy staffing levels and the department of health therapy staffing guidelines for stroke rehabilitation: A national survey. BMC Health Services Research, 14 (1).
  • Farmer, S.E., Durairaj, V., Swain, I. and Pandyan, A.D., 2014. Assistive technologies: can they contribute to rehabilitation of the upper limb after stroke? Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 95 (5), 968-985.
  • Hughes, A.-M., Burridge, J.H., Demain, S.H., Ellis-Hill, C., Meagher, C., Tedesco-Triccas, L., Turk, R. and Swain, I., 2014. Translation of evidence-based Assistive Technologies into stroke rehabilitation: users' perceptions of the barriers and opportunities. BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 14.
  • Taylor, P., Barrett, C., Mann, G., Wareham, W. and Swain, I., 2014. A feasibility study to investigate the effect of functional electrical stimulation and physiotherapy exercise on the quality of gait of people with multiple sclerosis. Neuromodulation, 17 (1), 75-84.
  • O Neil, O., Gatzidis, C. and Swain, I., 2014. A state of the art survey in the use of video games for upper limb stroke rehabilitation. Intelligent Systems Reference Library, 68, 345-370.
  • McHugh, G., Swain, I.D. and Jenkinson, D., 2014. Treatment components for upper limb rehabilitation after stroke: A survey of UK national practice. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36 (11), 925-931.
  • Demain, S., Burridge, J., Ellis-Hill, C., Hughes, A.-M., Yardley, L., Tedesco-Triccas, L. and Swain, I., 2013. Assistive technologies after stroke: self-management or fending for yourself? A focus group study. BMC Health Serv Res, 13, 334.
  • Marsden, J., Stevenson, V., McFadden, C., Swain, I. and Taylor, P., 2013. The effects of functional electrical stimulation on walking in hereditary and spontaneous spastic paraparesis. Neuromodulation, 16 (3), 256-260.
  • Mecheraoui, C.A., Swain, I. and Cobb, J., 2013. A distributed three-channel wireless Functional Electrical Stimulation system for automated triggering of stimulation to enable coordinated task execution by patients with neurological disease. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 8 (2), 176-183.
  • Taylor, P.N., Humphreys, L. and Swain, I.D., 2013. Change in walking speed and functional ambulatory category following the use of functional electrical stimulation for the correction of dropped foot. An 11 year cost effectiveness study. CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES, 35, 97.
  • Swain, I., Taylor, P., Barrett, C., Mann, G. and Wareham, W., 2013. A feasibility study to investigate the effect of functional electrical stimulation and physiotherapy exercise on the quality of gait of people with multiple sclerosis. Neuromodulation.
  • Swain, I., Taylor, P. and Humphreys, L., 2013. THE LONG-TERM COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF THE USE OF FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION FOR THE CORRECTION OF DROPPED FOOT DUE TO UPPER MOTOR NEURON LESION. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 45, 154-160.
  • Farmer, S.E., Wood, D., Swain, I.D. and Pandyan, A.D., 2012. Assessment of the risk of bias in rehabilitation reviews. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 35 (4), 317-322.
  • Farmer, S.E., Durairaj, V., Sekeran, P., Swain, I.D. and Pandyan, A.D., 2012. Assistive technologies for the arm after stroke; does lack of evidence mean lack of potential benefit? INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE, 7, 78.
  • Swain, I., Marsden, J., Stevenson, V., McFadden, C. and Taylor, P., 2012. The Effects of Functional Electrical Stimulation on Walking in Hereditary and Spontaneous Spastic Paraparesis. Neuromodulation.
  • Wright, P.A., Durham, S., Ewins, D.J. and Swain, I.D., 2012. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for children with cerebral palsy: A review. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 97 (4), 364-371.
  • Swain, I., Wright, P.A., Durham, S. and Ewins, D.J., 2012. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for children with cerebral palsy: a review. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 97, 364-371.
  • Mecheraoui, C., Cobb, J.E. and Swain, I.D., 2012. Evaluation of a wireless in-shoe sensor based on ZigBee used for Drop Foot Stimulation. IEEE Radio & Wireless Week.
  • Swain, I., Farmer, S.E., Wood, D. and Pandyan, A.D., 2012. Assessment of the risk of bias in rehabilitation reviews. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research.
  • Mecheraoui, C.A., Swain, I. and Cobb, J., 2012. A distributed three-channel wireless Functional Electrical Stimulation system for automated triggering of stimulation to enable coordinated task execution by patients with neurological disease. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control.
  • Swain, I., Postans, N., Wright, P., Bromwich, W., Wilkinson, I. and Farmer, S.E., 2010. The combined effect of Dynamic splinting and Neuromuscular electrical stimulation in reducing wrist and elbow contractures in six children with Cerebral palsy. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 34 (1), 10-19.
  • Kosaka, M., Wood, D., Swain, I. and Barrow, F., 2009. FES control design for paraplegia using indoor rowing machine. Proceedings of the 2009 WRI Global Congress on Intelligent Systems, GCIS 2009, 2, 127-132.
  • Wood, D.E., Burridge, J.H., Van Wijck, F.M., McFadden, C., Hitchcock, R.A., Pandyan, A.D., Haugh, A., Salazar-Torres, J.J. and Swain, I.D., 2005. Biomedical approaches applied to the lower and upper limb for the measurement of spasticity: a systematicv review of the literature. Disability and Rehabilitation, 27, 19-32.
  • Swain, I.D. and Taylor, P.N., 2004. The clinical use of functional electrical stimulation in neurological rehabilitation. Horizons in Medicine, 16, 315-322.
  • Johnson, C.A., Burridge, J.H., Strike, P., Wood, D.E. and Swain, I.D., 2004. The effect of combined use of botulinum toxin type A and functional electric stimulation in the treatment of spastic drop foot after stroke: a preliminary investigation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 85, 902-909.
  • Avramidis, K., Strike, P., Taylor, P.N. and Swain, I.D., 2003. Effectiveness of electric stimulation of the vastus medialis muscle in the rehabilitation of patients after total knee arthroplasty. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84, 1850-1853.
  • Taylor, P.N., Tromans, A.M., Harris, K.R. and Swain, I.D., 2002. Electrical stimulation of abdominal muscles for control of blood pressure and augmentation of cough in a C3/4 level tetraplegic. Spinal Cord, 40 (1), 34-36.
  • Perkins, T.A., Donaldson, N.D.N., Hatcher, N.A.C., Swain, I.D. and Wood, D.E., 2002. Control of Leg Powered Paraplegic Cycling using Stimulation of the Lumbo-Sacral Anterior Spinal Nerve Roots. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 10, 158-164.
  • Swain, I.D. and Bader, D., 2002. The measurement of interface pressure and its role in soft tissue breakdown. Journal of Tissue Viability, 12, 132-146.
  • Taylor, P.N., Tromans, A.M., Harris, K.R. and Swain, I.D., 2002. Electrical stimulation of abdominal muscles for control of blood pressure and augmentation of cough in a C3/4 level tetraplegic. Spinal Cord, 40, 34-36.
  • Taylor, P., Burridge, J., Dunkerley, A., Wood, D.E., Norton, J.A., Singleton, C. and Swain, I.D., 1999. Clinical Audit of 5 Years Provision of the Odstock Dropped Foot Stimulator. Artificial Organs, 23, 440-442.
  • Taylor, P.N., Burridge, J.H., Dunkerley, A., Lamb, A., Wood, D.E., Norton, J.A. and Swain, I.D., 1999. Patients perceptions of the Odstock Drop Foot Stimulator (ODFS). Clinical Rehabilitation, 13, 439-446.
  • Taylor, P.N., Burridge, J.H., Dunkerley, A., Wood, D.E., Norton, J.A., Singleton, C. and Swain, I.D., 1999. Clinical use of the Odstock Drop Foot Stimultor its effect on speed and effort of walking. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 80, 1577-1583.
  • Burridge, J.H., Swain, I.D. and Taylor, P.N., 1998. Functional electrical stimulation: A review of the literature published on common peroneal nerve stimulation for the correction of dropped foot. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 8 (2), 155-161.
  • Swain, I., 1998. The role of the biomedical engineer in pressure sore prevention--a personal view. J Tissue Viability, 8 (1), 26-29.
  • Swain, I.D., Burridge, J.H., Taylor, P.N., Wood, D.E. and Dunkerley, A., 1997. Development and provision of a clinical FES service. IEE Colloquium (Digest).
  • Burridge, J., Taylor, P., Hagan, S. and Swain, I., 1997. Experience of clinical use of the Odstock dropped foot stimulator. Artif Organs, 21 (3), 254-260.
  • Burridge, J., Wood, D., Taylor, P., Swain, I. and Hagan, S., 1997. The effect of common peroneal nerve stimulation on quadriceps spasticity in hemiplegia. Physiotherapy, 83 (2), 82-89.
  • Burridge, J.H., Taylor, P.N., Hagan, S.A., Wood, D.E. and Swain, I.D., 1997. The effect of common peroneal stimulation on effort and speed of walking: a randomised controlled trial with chronic hemiplegic patients. Clinical Rehabilitation, 11, 201-210.
  • Taylor, P.N., Ewins, D.J., Fox, B., Grundy, D. and Swain, I.D., 1993. Limb blood flow, cardiac output and quadriceps muscle bulk following spinal cord injury and the effect of training for the Odstock functional electrical stimulation standing system. Paraplegia, 31 (5), 303-310.
  • DOVER, H., PICKARD, W., SWAIN, I. and GRUNDY, D., 1992. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A PRESSURE CLINIC IN PREVENTING PRESSURE SORES. PARAPLEGIA, 30 (4), 267-272.
  • Nash, R.S., Davy, M.S., Orpwood, R. and Swain, I.D., 1990. Development of a wheelchair-mounted folding standing frame. J Biomed Eng, 12 (3), 189-192.
  • Swain, I.D. and Grant, L.J., 1989. Methods of measuring skin blood flow. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 34 (2), 151-175.
  • Ewins, D.J., Taylor, P.N., Crook, S.E., Lipczynski, R.T. and Swain, I.D., 1988. Practical low cost stand/sit system for mid-thoracic paraplegics. J Biomed Eng, 10 (2), 184-188.
  • Porter, J.M., Swain, I.D. and Shakespeare, P.G., 1987. Measurement of pulsatile limb and finger blood flow by electrical impedance plethysmography: criteria for the diagnosis of abnormal flow. J Biomed Eng, 9 (4), 367-373.
  • Porter, J.M. and Swain, I.D., 1987. Measurement of cardiac output by electrical impedance plethysmography. Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 9 (3), 222-231.
  • SWAIN, I., ROBERTSON, J.C. and SHABAN, R., 1986. GRADUATED ELASTIC STOCKINGS. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 293 (6544), 447.
  • Porter, J.M. and Swain, I.D., 1986. Non-invasive measurement of limb and digit blood flow. Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 8 (3), 187-192.
  • Porter, J.M., Swain, I.D. and Shakespeare, P.G., 1985. Measurement of limb blood flow by electrical impedance plethysmography. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 67 (3), 169-172.

Chapters

  • Wood, D. and Swain, I., 2013. Functional Electrical Stimulation. Clinical Engineering: A Handbook for Clinical and Biomedical Engineers. 275-284.
  • Long, D., Swain, I. et al., 2013. Part IV. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology. Clinical Engineering: A Handbook for Clinical and Biomedical Engineers. 255-256.
  • Wood, D.E., 2008. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). Book 1: Spinal Cord Injury – In the Early Days. Spinal Injuries Association.
  • Swain, I., 2005. The measurement of interface pressure. Pressure Ulcer Research: Current and Future Perspectives. 51-71.

Conferences

  • Street, T., Swain, I. and Taylor, P., 2016. Fear of falling and participation following the use of functional electrical stimulation for the lower limb in people with multiple sclerosis. 370.
  • Street, T., Swain, I. and Taylor, P., 2016. Patient reported symptoms associated with activities of daily living in upper limb impairment for people with multiple sclerosis. 129-130.
  • Street, T., Swain, I. and Taylor, P., 2016. Quality of life and cost effectiveness following the use of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) of the peroneal nerve for people with multiple sclerosis. 865.
  • Taylor, P., Humphreys, L. and Swain, I., 2014. A 15 year cost-effectiveness study of the use of FES for the correction of dropped foot in multiple sclerosis. 1001-1002.
  • Street, T., Swain, I. and Taylor, P., 2014. A comparison between ankle assisted orthotics and Functional Electrical Stimulation: a feasibility study. 1001.
  • Street, T., Taylor, P. and Swain, I., 2014. The practical clinical use of Functional Electrical Stimulation in the treatment of people with multiple sclerosis. 1000-1001.
  • Schroeder, J.W., Dubey, V.N., Hickish, T., Cole, J., Mecheraoui, C. and Swain, I., 2012. Applications of electrical stimulation and electrotactile feedback in human spaceflight. In: 63rd International Astronautical Congress 1-5 October 2012 Naples, Italy.
  • Mecheraoui, C., Cobb, J.E. and Swain, I.D., 2011. Wireless network of local stimulators and sensors for people with neurological disabilities. In: 8th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2011) 23 February 2025 Bonn, Germany.
  • Mecheraoui, C., Cobb, J.E. and Swain, I.D., 2010. Sensors for triggering practical Functional Electrical Stimulation walking systems. In: 1st Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (UK and Ireland Chapter) 15-16 April 2010 University of Salford, England.
  • Mecheraoui, C., Cobb, J.E. and Swain, I.D., 2010. Sensors for triggering practical Functional Electrical Stimulation walking systems. In: 1st Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (UK and Ireland Chapter) 15-16 April 2010 University of Salford, England.
  • Prashun, P., Hadley, G.J.M., Gatzidis, C. and Swain, I.D., 2010. Investigating the trend of virtual reality-based stroke rehabilitation systems. In: 7th International Conference on BioMedical Visualization (MediViz 2010) 26-29 July 2010 London. IEEE Computer Society, 641-647.
  • Mecheraoui, C., Finn, S., Lane, R., Cobb, J.E. and Swain, I.D., 2009. Developing a body-centric wireless network solution for systems used to correct movement disorder caused by paralysis. In: IET Body-centric wireless communications 20 April 2009 London. IET.
  • Johnson, C.A., Wood, D.E., Swain, I.D., Tromans, A.M., Strike, P. and Burridge, J.H., 2002. A pilot study to investigate the combined use of botulinum neurotoxin type A and functional electrical stimulation, with physiotherapy, in the treatment of spastic dropped foot in subacute stroke. 263-266.
  • Taylor, P., Singleton, C., Wright, P., Mann, G., Johnson, C. and Swain, I., 2001. Correction of dropped foot following multiple sclerosis by functional electrical stimulation, an audit of walking speed and physiological cost index. 547-551.
  • Burridge, J.H., Taylor, P.N., Hagan, S.A., Wood, D.E. and Swain, I.D., 1998. The effects of common peroneal stimulation on the effort and speed of walking. A randomized controlled trial with chronic hemiplegic patients. 163.
  • Swain, I.D., 1991. Bioengineering aspects of FES. 257.
  • Swain, I.D., Colvin, J.B., Ring, E.F., Russell, J., Grundy, D. and Grant, L.J., 1986. THERMAL EFFECTS OF FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION.

PhD Students

  • Choukri Mecheraoui

Qualifications

  • PhD in Adaptive Control of an Arm Prosthesis (Southampton, 1982)
  • BSc (Hons) in Electronic Engineering (Southampton, 1976)

Honours

  • National Younger Members Prize (IEE (now IET), 1980)
  • Wainwright Cup (IEE (now IET), 1980)
  • Faraday House Prize (IEE (now IET), 1980)
  • CSci (IPEM, 2008)

Memberships

  • IET, Member (1985-),
  • IET, Fellow (1996-),
  • IPEM, Fellow (1994-),
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