Kam Momeni, PhD, is an associate research scientist in the Kessler Foundation Center for Spinal Stimulation and a research assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He received his master’s and doctoral degrees in biomedical engineering from the University of Connecticut. In his dissertation work, he studied the cycling performance of healthy young and older adults by examining joint kinematics and muscle activity patterns during transient and prolonged stationary cycling. He also evaluated various functional electrical stimulation protocols during ergometer cycling for individuals with spinal cord injury. Following this, he joined Kessler Foundation’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in 2016 as an Advanced Rehabilitation Research and Training fellow.
His research is directed towards developing instrumentation and computational algorithms for improving neurophysiological functions and identifying neuromechanical biomarkers to predict and monitor treatment response and adaptations for individuals with neurological injuries. He is currently studying spinal cord and peripheral neuromodulation for individuals with spinal cord injury.
Dr. Momeni's research interests fall into three broad categories: human neuromechanics, spinal cord stimulation (transcutaneous and epidural), and neuromuscular electrical stimulation.
• K. Momeni, A. Ramanujam, E. L. Garbarini, and G. F. Forrest, “Multi-muscle electrical stimulation and stand training: Effects on standing,” The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, pp. 1–14, Feb. 2018.
• K. Momeni, S. Canton, A. Ramanujam, E. Garbarini, and G. F. Forrest, “Effects of lower limb electrical stimulation on trunk stability in persons with SCI during walking: A case series,” in 2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Orlando, FL, USA, 2016, pp. 6377–6380.
• S. Canton, K. Momeni, A. Ramanujam, E. Garbarini, and G. F. Forrest, “Neuromotor response of the leg muscles following a supine, stand retraining with/without neuromuscular electrical stimulation training intervention for individuals with SCI: A case series,” in 2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Orlando, FL, USA, 2016, pp. 3143–3146.
• K. Momeni, P. D. Faghri, and M. Evans, “Lower-extremity joint kinematics and muscle activations during semi-reclined cycling at different workloads in healthy individuals,” Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 146, 2014.