Biomedical Engineer, Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering Research
During his undergraduate program he spent a year in the CCNY Musculoskeletal Biomechanics laboratory, investigating trabecular bone microstructure morphology and its effect on acoustic microscopy, fabric anisotropy, and dynamic mechanics. Upon graduation, he interned at the Biomechanical Engineering Laboratory at Hospital for Special Surgery, further developing his knowledge in knee mechanics and physiology through improved instrumentation of an ACL Measurement Device. His experience at the Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation includes analyzing and processing motion capture, radiographic, center of gravity, center of pressure and spatial-temporal data. Some of his other duties include administering static and dynamic balance and gait assessments and interventions using motion capture, EMG, stand-up MRI, robotic exoskeletons and virtual reality. Melvin is also currently in a graduate program at NJIT for a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering, concentrating in Biomechanics.
Melvin's primary interests include joint biomechanics and physiology, balance and gait analysis, neuromuscular physiology, rehabilitation robotics, and peripheral motor control. Secondary interests include neuromuscular engineering, computational biomechanics, biomaterials, medical imaging, orthopedic implant design, and sports medicine.
Mejia, M., Cole, J. L., & Barrance, P. (2018). Posterior Lateral Tibial Contact With Lateral Wedging In Medial Osteoarthritis. In 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics.
Mejia, M., Androwis, G. J., Chervin, K. G., Cording, C. M., Kesten, A. G., Perret, M. A., … Nolan, K. J. (2017). Changes in Temporal-Spatial Gait Parameters after Six Sessions of Robotic Exoskeleton Training in Stroke. In ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR#2017).
Mejia, M., Cole, J. L., & Barrance, P. (2017). Incremental Lateral Wedging: Effects On Knee Moment In Medial Knee Osteoarthritis. In 41st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics.
Palacio-Mancheno, P.E., Moawad, C., Ghatak, S., Mejia, M., Souzanchi, M.F., Cowin, SC., Cardoso, L., (2014). Predicting Direction-Dependent Failure Properties of Human Trabecular Bone: Effects of Fabric Anisotropy, Poroelastic Ultrasound and Individual Trabecular Morphology. In 3rd Annual Musculoskeletal Repair and Regeneration Symposium.
Palacio-Mancheno, P.E., Mejia, M., Souzanchi, M.F., Cowin, S.C., Cardoso, L. (2014) Fabric-Microarchitecture Predicts Both Elastic and Yield Shear Behavior of Anisotropic Trabecular Bone. In 7th World Congress of Biomechanics.