Amit Pujari

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    Biomedical Engineering, Neurorehabilitation Technologies, Biosignal Processing

    20092021

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    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.

    Current Research:

    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).

    Qualifications:

    • 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

    Grants & Awards

    Recent 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, 2021-22, Value ~£50,000, 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), 2021-22, Value £24,000, Joint Principle Investigator with 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, Value £5000, Principle Investigator

    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, Value £3000, Principle Investigator

    Research Keywords:

    Neurorehabilitation Technologies; Neurotechnologies, Biomedical Engineering

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