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  • Ph.D. Position - Neuromuscular Rehabilitation using Instrumented Devices and Computerized Interfaces (Hoboken, NJ, USA)

    The Movement Control Rehabilitation Laboratory (www.mocorelab.com) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology has an opening for a full-time Ph.D. student to start in the Spring/Summer/Fall 2021. The individual will contribute to research that investigates the development of movement rehabilitation solutions with computerized interfaces for persons with brain or spinal cord injury.

    Specifically, we develop instrumented wearables compatible with virtual reality to accelerate the improvement of upper-extremity movement capabilities. The implications of this work include improved rehabilitation outcomes and better myoelectric control of powered assistive devices. We also have an interest in the development of augmented reality applications and assistive exoskeletons. We currently have funding to test our developed platforms with clinical populations in partnership with the Bronx VA Medical Center and Kessler Foundation.

    Key skills to be developed in this work include expertise in biomechanical control systems, neuromuscular physiology, clinically-relevant force and motion capture experiments, Matlab/Unity/Simulink/C/LabView programming, collection and analysis of EMG and EEG data, and scientific written and oral communication.

    Stevens Institute of Technology is located in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. Hoboken is a vibrant, walkable urban community with direct access to New York City. See www.hobokennj.gov/visit/ for more information.

    Interested individuals should contact Prof. Raviraj Nataraj (Director of MOCORE Lab) at rnataraj@stevens.edu and attach a resume/CV. If mutual interest is established, an application to the Ph.D. program at Stevens-BME will be required next.

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    Raviraj Nataraj, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA
    office: Altorfer Complex 213
    e-mail: rnataraj@stevens.edu
    lab: www.mocorelab.com
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    Last edited by Raviraj Nataraj; October 21st, 2020, 10:23 PM.
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