Riasat Islam

Riasat Islam

Associate Lecturer & Researcher

The Open University


Riasat Islam is currently an Associate Lecturer and Researcher at The Open University. Recently he has joined the Knowledge Media Institute where he is working on the SENSE project, sensory explorations of nature in school environments. His doctoral research helped revolutionize physiotherapy by using wearable devices to support rehabilitation of people living with neurological conditions. He has also developed the MoJoXlab movement analysis software to help physiotherapists to monitor their patient’s progress and to support better clinical decision making.


  • Haptics
  • Digital health
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Educational technology
  • Human computer interaction (HCI)


  • PhD in Computing, 2022

    The Open University

  • MSc in ICT Innovation, 2015

    University College London (UCL) & Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan (KTH)

  • BSc Engg in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), 2012

    Islamic University of Technology

Recent Publications

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Rhythmic Haptic Cueing Using Wearable Devices as Physiotherapy for Huntington Disease: Case Study

Gait Rehabilitation for Neurological Conditions using Wearable Devices

Many people with neurological conditions such as stroke, brain injury or multiple sclerosis suffer from an impaired walking gait …

Wearable Haptic Devices for Gait Re-education by Rhythmic Haptic Cueing

This research explores the development and evaluation of wearable haptic devices for gait sensing and rhythmic haptic cueing in the …

Wearable Haptic Devices for Long-Term Gait Re-education for Neurological Conditions

Many people with long-term neurological and neurodegenerative conditions such as stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis or …