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Marie Destarac

Country of origin: Guatemala Currently in: Spain, Madrid General field of specialization: Engineering sciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2018 Doctorate Engineering sciences
2013 Master Engineering sciences
2006 Undergraduate Engineering sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Engineering sciences

Human musculoskeletal modeling, rehabilitation robotics and adaptive control systems.


Publications resulting from Research: 


[1] Marie André Destarac, Cecilia E. García, Jorge García, Ricardo Espinoza and Roque J. Saltarén. “ORTE: Robot for Upper Limb Rehabilitation. Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movements”. IEEE Latin America Transactions, vol.16, no.6, pp. 1638-1643, Jun. 2018.

[2] Marie André Destarac, Cecilia E. García Cena, Adrián Mérida Martínez, Luis J. Monge Chamorro and Roque Saltarén Pazmiño. “Analysis of the influence of external actuators on the glenohumeral joint movements”. Advances in Automation and Robotics Research in Latin America. I. Chang, J. Baca, H. A. Moreno, I. G. Carrera and M. Cardona (Eds.) Springer International Publishing, 2017, pp.71-82. ISBN 978-3-319-54377-2.

[3] Jorge García Montaño, Cecilia E. García Cena, Luis J. Monge Chamorro, Marie André Destarac and Roque Saltarén Pazmiño. “Mechanical Design of a Robotic Exoskeleton for Upper Limb Rehabilitation”. Advances in Automation and Robotics Research in Latin America. I. Chang, J. Baca, H. A. Moreno, I. G. Carrera and M. Cardona (Eds.) Springer International Publishing, 2017, pp.297-308. ISBN 978-3-319-54377-2.

[4] Marie André Destarac, Cecilia E. García Cena and Roque Saltarén Pazmiño. “Simulation of the Length Change in Muscles during the Arm Rotation for the Upper Brachial Plexus Injury”. Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II. J. Ibáñez, J. Gonzalez-Vargas, J.M. Azorín, M. Akai and J. L. Pons (Eds.) Springer International Publishing, 2016, vol. 15, pp. 1263-1268. ISBN: 978-3-319-46668-2.

[5] Luis J. Monge, Cecilia E. García Cena, Marie André Destarac and Roque Saltarén Pazmiño. “Simulation of Rehabilitation Therapies for Brachial Plexus Injury under the Influence of External Actuators”. Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II. J. Ibáñez, J. Gonzalez-Vargas, J.M. Azorín, M. Akai and J. L. Pons (Eds.) Springer International Publishing, 2016, vol. 15, pp. 1043-1047. ISBN: 978-3-319-46668-2.

[6] Marie André Destarac, Cecilia E. García Cena, Roque Saltarén Pazmiño and Rafael Aracil. “Kinematic and Kinetic simulation of Upper Brachial Plexus Injury in the Arm Rotation”. Open Conference on Future Trends in Robotics. R. Fernández and H. Montes (Eds.) Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, mayo 2016, pp. 11-18. ISBN: 978-84-608-8452-1.

[7] Luis J. Monge, Marie André Destarac, Cecilia E. García Cena and Santiago Hernández. “Modelling and Simulation of servomotors for a Rehabilitation Exoskeleton”. Open Conference on Future Trends in Robotics. R. Fernández and H. Montes (Eds.) Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, mayo 2016, pp. 29-36. ISBN: 978-84-608-8452-1.

[8] Marie André Destarac, Cecilia E. García Cena, Roque Saltarén Pazmiño, Mónica J. Reyes Urbina, Javier López López and Ricardo Espinoza Gómez. “Modeling and Simulation of Upper Brachial Plexus Injury”. IEEE Systems Journal, vol.10, no.3, pp. 912-921, Sept.2016.

[9] Cecilia E. García Cena, Roque Saltarén Pazmiño, Marie André Destarac, Edgar Loranca Vega, Ricardo Espinoza Gómez and Rafael Aracil Santonja. “Skeletal Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Upper Limb of Human Shoulder under Brachial Plexus Injury”. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing ROBOT 2013, Advances in Robotics. M.A. Armada et.al (Eds.). New York Springer-Verlag, 2013, vol.1, pp.195-207.

[10] Johanna Viau Colindres. Corey Rountree, Marie Andre Destarac, Yiwen Cui, Manuel Perez Valdez, Mario Herrera Castellanos, Yvette Mirabal, Garrett Spiegel, Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Maria Oden. “Prospective Randomized Controlled Study Comparing Low-Cost LED and Conventional Phototherapy for Treatment of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia”. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics (Q3), vol.58, no.3, pp.178-183, Jun. 2012.









Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Industry
-Quality control process planning -Project coordination, planning and monitoring. -CE marking for health care products -Proposals elaboration -Results dissemination -Design, simulation and implementation of control system strategies -Human musculoskeletal modelling and simulation -Dynamic modelling

Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Nov 2015
Innovators under 35
Awarded as one of the top eight best Central America innovators under 35 years old by the international prestigious magazine MIT Technology Review from MIT.
Sep 2017
Illustrious Citizen Award
Award to Guatemalans who contributed to society through their achievements in science, arts, business, sports and social activities, granted by Seguros Universales of Guatemala.
Apr 2018
Women in innovation and creativity
"Artificers of change: women in innovation and creativity" award in the scientific branch, granted by the American Chamber of Commerce of Guatemala