Arvind Ramanujam

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Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering Research

Arvind received his B.E. (Bachelors of Engineering) degree in Instrumentation Engineering from one of the premier schools in the University of Mumbai - India, Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Technology in 2004. Later in 2006, he graduated with a Masters in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia. In the Summer of 2005, Arvind did his Summer Internship at the Baylor College of Medicine (Texas Medical Centre), Houston – Texas performing research in the field of Respiratory Biomechanics, specifically diaphragm mechanics. He then joined the Biomechanics research team at the Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation, Vail, Colorado in Spring 2006 as a Research Intern and then worked as a Staff Scientist with them till December 2006, actively involved in 3D human motion analysis and inverse dynamics with its applications in injury and sports biomechanics. Arvind started working at the Kessler Foundation in January 2007 and is now a Senior Engineer at their Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering Research laboratory performing quality of life research with biomechanics and rehabilitation for individuals with movement disabilities, especially stroke and spinal cord injury (SCI).
His personal interests include painting, travel, outdoor sports and recreation, and he is passionate about cricket and the Philadelphia Eagles!

Biomechanical, analytical and computational methods for problem solving;
Human-robot interactions using powered exoskeleton
Kinematics and dynamics using motion capture systems
Software development and programming
Data acquisition, signal processing, 3-D modeling and instrumentation
MS - Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University
BE - Instrumentation Engineering V.E.S. Institute of Technology (University of Mumbai-India)
Research Interests

Arvind’s research interests include 3-D human movement analysis with its applications in sports and rehabilitation; biomechanics of powered robotic exoskeletons for assessing human-robot interactions; gait analysis for improving walking function; applications of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) in rehabilitation.


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Ramanujam A, Cirnigliaro CM, Garbarini E, Asselin P, Pilkar R, Forrest GF. (2018) Neuromechanical adaptations during a Robotic Powered Exoskeleton assisted walking session. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 41(5):518-28. 

Ramanujam A, Momeni K, Husain SR, Augustine J, Garbarini E, Barrance P, Spungen AM, Asselin PK, Knezevic S, Forrest GF. (2018) center of mass and postural adaptations during Robotic Exoskeleton-Assisted walking for individuals with spinal cord injury. International Symposium on Wearable Robotics (pp. 309-313). Springer, Cham. 
Ramanujam A, Husain SR, Momeni K, Garbarini E, Augustine J, Forrest GF. (2017) effects of longitudinal powered Exoskeleton training on overground walking for SCI: a case study. In 2017 International Symposium on Wearable Robotics and Rehabilitation (WeRob) (pp. 1-2). IEEE. 
Ramanujam A, Spungen A, Asselin P, Garbarini E, Augustine J, Canton S, Barrance P, Forrest GF. (2017) Ttaining response to longitudinal powered Exoskeleton training for SCI. InWearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends (pp. 361-366). Springer, Cham.
Pilkar R, Yarossi M, Ramanujam A, Rajagopalan V, Bayram MB, Mitchell M, Canton S, Forrest G. (2017) application of empirical mode decomposition combined with notch filtering for interpretation of surface electromyograms during Functional Electrical Stimulation. IEEE transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 25(8):1268-77.