Dr. Elena Oggero, Ph.D.
Board of Directors, Neuro Think Tank
Elena Oggero is an Italian engineer who, after graduating from the Politecnico di Torino (Italy), received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. She is now partner in Vestibular Technologies, LLC (Cheyenne WY), a leading manufacturer of CAPS® computerized dynamic posturography systems, Previously, she worked for fourteen years as vice-president for research and development as well as quality control manager for the same company. She is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Wyoming (Laramie, Wy), and Professor of Biomechanical Engineering at the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies (Cape Canaveral, FL), Member of the Board of Examiners of the American Board of Vestibular Rehabilitation – American College of Functional Neurology (Cocoa, FL), and co-chair of the Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium (RMBS - the oldest continuously rum biomedical engineering meeting in the world) Contest.
Winner of several awards, including the University of Wyoming Women of Distinction Award (2012), the President's Award for significant contributions to the RMBS (2009) and three RMBS - K.C. Rock Student Contest awards (1998, 1999, and 2000), her main interests are Functional Neurology (with special emphasis on the consequences of injuries/neurological deficits on brain function), Biomechanics (human locomotion and postural control), Mechanical Engineering (sensors and transducers design, car safety and crashworthiness, quality system control), and Computer Science (software documentation, medical user oriented software interface design, mathematical modeling of biological systems).
She has written several book chapters and published more than 50 papers on these topics. She is a reviewer for “Gait and Posture”, an associated editor for“Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation”, and holds the title to 4 US patents.