Our lab studies Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMIs) that control upper-limb prostheses. In particular, we are interested in how the brain controls complex hand movements. The human hand has about 30 dimensions in contrast to a human arm with only 7 dimensions. BMIs that control human arms have already been demonstrated with decent accuracies. What type of interface is needed to extend the control from 7 to 37 dimensions forms the central topic of research of the lab. This question is answered from several angles of approach including: studying human hand kinematics, studying the nature and representation of muscle activities during hand movements, and finally studying neural signals in the brain. These studies involve application of linear and nonlinear signal processing, control and optimization methods.
If you are interested in discussing lab research or positions please contact Dr. Vinjamuri.
Ms. Patel earned her BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, in 2011 and 2013, respectively. She concentrated her graduate studies in Neural Engineering and Biomechanics. In the past, she has received the Schering-Plough and Bloustein Distinguished Scholarships.
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Akash Sharma anticipates his Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Biology '14
Stevens Presidential Scholarship, Edwin A. Stevens Scholarship, Dean’s List
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Piotr Kulik is an undergraduate sophomore at Stevens Institute of Technology studying Electrical Engineering, who is also pursuing a Masters in Bio-Medical Engineering. Has been awarded the Stevens' Presidential Scholarship, as well as has been on the dean's list for two consecutive semesters. Currently the communications chair for Stevens IEEE chapter as well as an information technology consultant for the Stevens Help Desk. Piotr is also an Eagle Scout, and an assistant scoutmaster for his home town scout troop.
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