West Orange, New Jersey
My background is in biomedical engineering with a PhD focused on rehabilitation engineering and two postdoc fellowships in wearable robotics. My current research as a Research Scientist in the Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation focuses on developing deeper understanding of the usefulness of wearable robots and orthoses in persons with neuromuscular disability (MS, SCI and CP) and the impact of the electromagnetic stimulation on motor control and mobility in individuals with SCI.
Not only I have a very strong background in research and development of wearable robotics and clinical implementation of novel interventions for individuals with neuromuscular disabilities, but I also excel in the research in human-machine integration studies while utilizing state of the art technologies and novel interventions that facilitate rehabilitation recovery for individuals with disabilities. My work at NJIT on the development of New Jersey TREKKER (lower extremity robotic exoskeleton) was nominated as one of the seven best projects and has won the best project award at the International Conference on Wearable and Rehabilitation Robotics (WeRob 2017) in Houston-Texas.
Currently at KF, I am a Research Scientist and PI of a funded project by the department of defense (DOD) from the Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program (2018-2022) to determine the efficacy of upper extremity wearable robotic orthosis on improving upper extremity motor function and activities of daily living in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). I have received funding (company sponsored research) from BrainQ, Ltd to determine the effectiveness of a unique electromagnetic stimulation system in persons with SCI. I am also the PI of a research project funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) society investigating the mobility and cognitive effectiveness of a commercially available lower extremity robotic exoskeleton (EKSO-GT) in rehabilitating persons with MS.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
4:10 PM – 4:27 PM EST