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Past Students

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

James Pau, Development of an EEG system for reminiscence therapy of individuals with mild cognitive impairment. University of Auckland (2013 – 2014).


Doctoral Students

Amur Almanji (with Robert Amor as co-supervisor), PhD in Mechanical Engineering. A task evaluation model for computer users with cerebral palsy that includes human and system processes. University of Auckland 2015.

Mingming Zhang (with Shane Xie as primary). PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Real-time ankle disability assessment techniques for robot-assisted rehabilitation training. University of Auckland, 2016.


Masters Students

Jamie Branch, MEng., University of Auckland. Increasing physical activity by kids with cerebral palsy. (May 2015 – funded by both Fulbright scholarship and Whitaker Foundation scholarship).

Mark Deacon, MEng., University of Auckland. Wii can balance! Physiotherapy exercises for older people ( June 2014).

Kirstin Middlekoop, MEngSt.in Medical Devices. Investigation into heated humidification for CPAP therapy. University of Auckland (May 2014)

David Monroy, MEngSt.in Medical Devices. University of Auckland ( Dec 2013) – intellectual property protected by Fisher and Paykel Healthcare.

Parthiban Kesavan, MEngSt.in Medical Devices. Biomechanics of Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis. University of Auckland ( July 2013).

Andrew Partington, MEngSt. in Medical Devices. Evaluating comfort of CPAP masks. University of Auckland ( Dec 2014) – intellectual property protected by Fisher and Paykel Healthcare.

Alan Deacon, MEng., University of Auckland. Audification of Ultrasound for the Detection of Environmental Obstacles, May 2013.

Thomas Vinumon, MEngSt. in Medical Devices. Developing a virtual therapist for upper limb exercise therapy for older people. University of Auckland, Dec 2012.

Vignesh Kumar, MEngSt. in Medical Devices. Investigation into factors affecting the efficacy of patient interfaces during non-invasive ventilation of neonates. University of Auckland, May 2012 – confidential report to Fisher and Paykel Healthcare.

Leon Evans, MEngSt. in Medical Devices, Improving CO2 removal during CPAP therapy. University of Auckland, Nov 2011 - confidential report to Fisher and Paykel Healthcare.

David Kemps, MEngSt. in Medical Devices, Colorimetric end-tidal carbon dioxide detector used in infant resuscitation. University of Auckland, Nov 2011 - confidential report to Fisher and Paykel Healthcare.

Jiva Muthu, MEngSt. in Medical Devices, An alternative development model incorporating Agile Software Development for medical devices software. University of Auckland, Nov 2011 - confidential report to Fisher and Paykel Healthcare.

Jeffrey Vidanes, MEngSt. in Medical Devices, Supply chain product traceability system of Fisher and Paykel Healthcare. University of Auckland, Nov 2011 - confidential report to Fisher and Paykel Healthcare.

Derek Hadfield (with Grant Searchfield), MSc. (Audiology), The Effect of Age on Hearing Aid Preferences. University of Auckland, May 2011.


Fourth Year Projects

Haram Hwang and Jamie Greenfield. Fourth year project students. Development and reliability testing of a leg brace for recovery after ACL injury. University of Auckland (December 2015)

Abdel-Hameed Dabbour and Nigel Trinidade, Fourth year project students, Autonomous CPR machine. University of Auckland (December 2015).

James McDonald and James Robertson-Bickers. Fourth year student project in Mechanical Engineering. Validation and testing of materials in a physical wheelchair hoist model. University of Auckland, 2014. Callaghan Innovation Award for 2014.

Janet Van and Lucy Ruck. Fourth year student project in Mechatronics Engineering. Development of earphones for the AUDEO device. University of Auckland, 2014.

Shubhanan Penchaliah and Jeremy Chen. Fourth year student project in Mechanical Engineering. Control of environmental units using electrooculography. University of Auckland, 2014.

Matthew Franklin and Nicholas Lim. Fourth year student project in Mechanical Engineering. Motion capture in evaluating the action research arm test (ARAT). University of Auckland, 2014.

Jaysen Ranchhod and Shane Wu. Fourth year project students in Mechatronics. Development of a standing frame for individuals with paraplegia. University of Auckland, 2013. 

Mark Deacon and Jotinder Singh. Fourth year student project. Developing a virtual therapist for balance of elderly participants, University of Auckland, 2012.

Siddant Menon and Souvik Biswas. Fourth year student project. Device for feeding individuals with quadriplegia, University of Auckland, 2012.

Marisa Gloyne and Helen Wang. Integrating electrical stimulation with computer feedback for wrist rehabilitation in stroke patients, University of Auckland, 2011.

Reuben Theobald and Andrei Gaastra. AUDEO: Audification of Ultrasound for the Detection of Environmental Obstacles, University of Auckland, 2011.

  

Summer Students and Research Assistants

Llewellyn Morgan, Development of a device to monitor weightbearing in restricted weightbearing conditions, Mechanical Engineering, Massey University, 2012-2013

Emily Maxwell, Developing an electroencephalography (EEG) system, Mechatronics Engineering, University of Auckland, 2012-2013.

Zachary Holly, Using off-the-shelf technology for balance rehabilitation, Mechanical Engineering, Massey University, 2012-2013

Mark Deacon, Using off-the-shelf technology for balance rehabilitation, Mechatronics Engineering, University of Auckland, 2012-2013

Alex Payne, Feedback Control Mechanisms for Cerebral Palsy, Mechanical Engineering, University of Auckland, 2012-2013

Hannah Sheahan, Biomechanics of Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis, Mechatronics Engineering, University of Auckland, 2011-2012.

Li Jiun Chen, What are you looking at? Eye tracking when performing computer tasks, Biomedical Engineering, University of Auckland, 2011-2012.

Nilanthi Seneviratne, Master’s student in Computer Science, University of Auckland, 2009.

Elaine Ong, Masters student in Biomedical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 2001 (summer student at Saskatchewan Abilities Council).

Kevin Neithercut, Undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 2001 (summer student at Saskatchewan Abilities Council).

 

Advisory Committee

Steven Dirven. Modelling, sensing and control of a peristaltic actuator inspired by the esophageal phase of swallowing: robotic evaluation of food bolus rheology.

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