Amit is a practicing Biomedical Engineer and a Neuroscientist and researches on Neurotechnologies and Neurophysiology. Since receiving PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2016, from the University of Aberdeen, Amit has worked at the School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science (previously as a Senior Lecturer and currently as an Associate Professor (Reader) of Biomedical Engineering) at the University of Hertfordshire, England, UK and holds an honorary position (Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering) at the School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
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 (elderly) and those with disabilities and (b) developing technology/engineering solutions to tackle the physiological disorders/conditions through devices and device based exercises (please see publications and honours/awards tab for more details).
Amit enjoys teaching undergraduate and masters students in Biomedical Engineering. At the University of Hertfordshire, he leads various modules including on 'sensors and actuators' and 'system integration for biomedical applications'.
Amit is really passionate about communicating science outside academia and has been an active speaker, presenter and STEM ambassador for a number of years (please see professional tab for more details).
Amit's Orcid ID profile can be accessed here, his reviewer profile on Web of Science can be accessed here, Loop (Frontiers) profile here, ResearchGate profile here, Google Scholar profile here and LinkedIn profile can be accessed here.
Amit's current research is in the area of optimising the use of non invasive neuromodulatory stimuli for sensorimotor improvement and rehabilitation applications, both in the healthy (elderly) and in neurological population (e.g. stroke, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's). 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).
Neu(RAL)2: NeuRAL Systems & Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Laboratory:
The lab is well equipped for Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering research with the state of the art equipment.
Lab includes: High density EMG+EEG system (TMSi), traditional EMG system (Delsys- Bagnoli), new grid EMG system (Delsys- Trigno Galileo) with Neuromap Software, Peripheral nerve stimulation system (Digitimer), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (MagVenture), CED Hardware (Micro 1401 amplifier) + Software (Spike2 and Signal), custom designed and developed vibration and tactile stimulation devices for the upper and lower limbs (whole body vibration).
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Contact:Dr Amit N. Pujari
School of Engineering and Technology, College Lane, University of Hertfordshire, England, UK, AL10 9AB
School of Engineering, Kings College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, AB24 3UE Phone: 00/44/1707 284181 amit.pujari (at) ieee.org
Work at the Neu(RAL)2 is made possible by the generous funding from these funding bodies