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| Prof. Stanislav Rebersek, Ph.D.|
| ||Professor Rebersek was born in Celje in 1942. He completed his undergraduate studies at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering in 1969, where he also defended his master's thesis in 1980 and doctoral thesis in 1984. As a student he joined the Laboratory of Medical Electronics and Biocybernetics under the supervision of Acad. Prof. Lojze Vodovnik and began his research in the field of biomedical engineering in 1968. In the decades of his research endeavors, Prof. Rebersek explored many fields, among which were the most important the functional electrical stimulation of upper limbs, introduction of new methods in physical therapy, studying the effects of electrical stimulation on spastic muscles and using electrical pulses for therapeutic purposes. He acted as principal investigator for several domestic and international projects, and he and his colleagues twice received the national prize Boris Kidric for inventorship and research achievements. Prof. Rebersek was also a devoted lecturer and supervisor ot student and younger colleagues. He is one of the founding members of the Slovenian Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, where he still acts as the society treasurer. It can be attributed his merit that a permanent exhibition of the history of functional electrical stimulation is displayed within the premises of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. The contribution of Prof. Reberšek was also indespensable for ogranizing the exhibition Health Through Technology, which has been on display in Technical Museum of Slovenia in Bistra since 2013.|
Stanislav Rebersek became DMBTS honorary member in 2014.
| Acad. Prof. Lojze Vodovnik, Ph.D. (1933 - 2000)|
| ||The idea, born from the vision and desire to learn about new opportunities and to help those who are deprived by nature or circumstances for the basic ability, such as movement in space, is nowadays called a team or an all-embracing treatment of virtually all diseases that affect the modern man. Prof. Lojze Vodovnik, an academy fellow, was one of those visionaries who unveiled this idea from its beginnings, when its benefits only appeared on the distant horizon. He was convinced that the difficult problems in treatment and rehabilitation can not be handled by a single profession, therefore he always turned to doctors, engineers, biologists and other specialists. He knew how to connect and motivate them to acheive common goals, find new ways for the rehabilitation of motor skills and facilitate other inconveniences connected to the loss of mobility. His vision was realized in the form of a rehabilitation and engineering institution in Ljubljana. Within this institution, he was able to exemplary connect doctors with engineers, nurses and other professionals, making the institution known world-wide. The instiution was also the place of the very beginning of the Slovenian Society for Medical and Biological Engineering. |
Acad. Prof. Lojze Vodovnik became DMBTS honorary member in 2000.
|With her intense dedication to the physiotherapy profession, Nusa Gros has created numerous ties between doctors, engineers, and her colleagues. The professional attitude, high expertise and benefit for the patients have been her ideals and life goals. She understood the importance of team work and was always ready to accept new ideas, but always with a critical reflection on the highest professional level. Working with her was an exceptional experience that can not be transferred to paper, and many of us have been fortunate to share each new success of the group around her reach. This was particularly felt by engineers who would, without this enthusiasm, feel much less comfortable in the circle of doctors, as once such coooperation was not a widely accepted concept. With her professional work, kindness and sincerity to all employees, Nusa Gros represented the virtues necessary to achieve the highest goals. |
Nusa Gros became DMBTS honorary member in 1999.
| Acad. Prof. Alojz Kralj, Ph.D.|
| ||Similarly as Prof. Vodovnik, Prof. Kralj also received his first research advice from Prof. Ales Strojnik, who could be regarded as the first Slovenian biomedical engineer. Prof. Strojnik taught them that research work, especially the work of a Slovenian researcher, must have international value. It is therefore not difficult to understand the many visits of Prof. Kralj to universities in the USA. His strong dedication to research reflects not only in the publication of his work in articles, but also in the form of an international monograph. No less important is not the work of Prof. Kralj in Slovenia, as he was the editor and author of numerous book chapters of the only Slovenian book on medical engineering. This book is still the only textbook for our students as well as clinical engineers in the Slovenian healthcare institutions. Prof. Kralj, an academy fellow, was for many years actively creating standards in medical technology and was also the president of our society. Under his presidency, the progress in the quality and extent of the society's newsletter was observed. While being the president of the Slovenian Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, he was promoted to the chancellor of the University of Ljubljana.|
Acad. Prof. Alojz Kralj became DMBTS honorary member in 1999.
| Ruza Acimovic-Janezic, Ph.D.|
| ||Ruza Acimovic-Janezic graduated from the Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana. In 1962, she specialized in medical physics and rehabilitation, and since 1969 she worked at the Institute for Rehabilitation as the head of the Division for Hemiplegia. She also held a number of other important responsibilities: deputy director of the institute, assistant chief executive, and advisor to the director of the institute. She performed advanced professional studies in Denmark and England, and is a member of several national and international professional societies and associations.|
Ruza Acimovic-Janezic became DMBTS honorary member in 1997.
| Rajko Turk, Ph.D. (1933 - 2014)|
| ||Rajko Turk graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, in 1958. He worked as a medical practitioner for four years and then he specialized in medical physics and rehabilitation in 1967. Immediately afterwards he studied at the University of Copenhagen, and then worked at the Institute for Rehabilitation, where he was the head of the Division for Rehabilitation of Paraplegics and Tetraplegic Patients. Rajko Turk was also active in numerous domestic and foreign professional associations and societies, particularly in the Paraplegics Association of Slovenia and the International Medical Society for Paraplegia. |
Rajko Turk became DMBTS honorary member in 1997.