I am a Doctoral student at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. As a part of my doctoral studies I work as a research associate at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories, advised by Drs. Rory Cooper and Brad Dicianno.
As a physician and a rehabilitation researcher, I am interested in studying intervention outcomes, particularly measurement tools and metrics that evaluate rehabilitation practices that employ assistive technology.
My doctoral dissertation combines ergonomic principles, motion capture technology, bio-mechanical modeling with psychometric/clinimetric methods and principles, to develop real-world and virtual-reality based power wheelchair driving assessment metrics and training techniques to improve power wheelchair driving skills of people with significant disabilities.
Illustrated here are few professional and personal projects I have been working on over the past few years.