• PhD Biomedical Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 2016
• PGCert Professional Innovation Management (Medical Devices), University of Leeds, England, UK , 2014
• MSc Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK, 2007
• BE Instrumentation & Control Engineering, University of Pune, India, 2003
Prizes and Awards
Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng)/ Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship to develop “Non-invasive, adaptive, peripheral neural interfaces for stroke and spinal-injury rehabilitation" in collaboration with leading clinical and industry partners, 2021-23, Value ~£60,000, Principle Investigator
GCRF Networking Grant, to develop “Southern African Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Innovation (SASRI) Network” with Dr Yumna Albertus (of University of Cape Town, South Africa), 2021-23, Value £24,000, Joint Principle Investigatorwith Dr Albertus
Research England (RCUK), Proof of Concept award to develop vibrotactile stimuli device for sensory motor rehabilitation of stroke patients with Lister Hospital (Stroke Unit), 2019-21, Value £18,000, Principle Investigator
Prestigious Travelling Fellowships:
The ‘Winston Churchill Memorial Trust’, ‘Churchill Travelling Fellowship’ to spend two months on a research visit at the Human Neurophysiology Lab, University of Alberta, Canada, June – August, 2017, Canada
The ‘Royal Society of Edinburgh’, ‘Lessells Travel Fellowship’ to spend two and half months on a research visit at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Canada, July – September, 2010, Canada
Amit's particular research interests are in the area of Neurorehabilitation (neuromuscular physiology, motor control/impairment and rehabilitation); with the focus on (a) gaining an improved understanding of the control processes that support mobility in healthy people and specifically those with disabilities and (b) developing technology/engineering solutions to tackle the physiological disorders/conditions through devices and device based exercises.
I am currently accepting PhDs in Engineering.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.
Amit's current research is in the area of optimising the use of vibration stimuli for muscle strengthening and rehabilitation applications, both in the healthy population and in the population with stroke and spinal cord injury. Amit uses various neurophysiological tools (high density EMG, Transcranial and peripheral nerve stimulation) and engineering tools (sensors and advanced signal processing methods) to understand the neurophysiolgical basis of vibration stimuli so that this improved understanding can be employed to develop effective rehabilitation device(s) and exercise(s).
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Rehabilitation of Upper Limb Motor Impairment in Stroke: A Narrative Review on the Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Economic Statistics of Stroke and State of the Art TherapiesHealthcare, vol. 10, no. 2, 190Contributions to Journals: Review articles
The contemporary model of vertebral column joint dysfunction and impact of high-velocity, low-amplitude controlled vertebral thrusts on neuromuscular functionEuropean Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 121, no. 10, pp. 2675-2720Contributions to Journals: Review articles
Indirect Vibration of the Upper Limbs Alters Transmission Along Spinal but Not Corticospinal PathwaysFrontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. 15, 617669Contributions to Journals: Articles
Indirect Vibration of the Upper Limbs Alters Transmission Along Spinal but not Corticospinal PathwaysWorking Papers and Discussion Papers: Working Papers
Eye and Voice-Controlled Human Machine Interface System for Wheelchairs Using Image Gradient ApproachSensors, vol. 20, no. 19, 5510Contributions to Journals: Articles
CNN and LSTM-Based Emotion Charting Using Physiological SignalsSensors, vol. 20, no. 16, 4551Contributions to Journals: Articles
Fatiguing effects of indirect vibration stimulation in upper limb muscles: pre, post and during isometric contractions superimposed on upper limb vibrationRoyal Society Open Science, vol. 6, no. 10, 190019Contributions to Journals: Articles
Effects of different vibration frequencies, amplitudes and contraction levels on lower limb muscles during graded isometric contractions superimposed on whole body vibration stimulationJournal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering, vol. 6Contributions to Journals: Articles
Upper limb vibration prototype with sports and rehabilitation applications: development, evaluation and preliminary studyHealthcare Technology Letters, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 44-49Contributions to Journals: Articles
My First EMB Conference, EMBC 2009: An Experience [student's corner]IEEE Press. 2 pages.Other Contributions: Other Contributions