Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Senior Lecturer in Bio-Mechatronics



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Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechatronics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London.  He earned his Ph.D. in biologically inspired systems at Case Western Reserve University (USA) in 2001, and worked in industry through 2004, holding two directorships in control systems and medical engineering  Prior to his post at Imperial, he completed a Senior Research Fellowship in Brain-Computer Interface at the University of Southampton, was a Research Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering at the US Naval Postgraduate School, and a Senior Lecturer in Biodynamics at the University of Bristol. 

He has supported a range of industrial projects based on his academic research, one of which produced led to first ever wheelchair controller for the physically challenged that did not require external bodily movements or invasive insertion; another has resulted in a patent with a pending writ for its litigation before the US Supreme court.

Web: Biomechatronics Lab Homepage

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Madgwick SOH, Harrison AJL, Sharkey PM, et al., 2013, Measuring motion with kinematically redundant accelerometer arrays: Theory, simulation and implementation, Mechatronics, Vol:23, ISSN:0957-4158, Pages:518-529

Mace M, Abdullah-al-Mamun K, Naeem AA, et al., 2013, A heterogeneous framework for real-time decoding of bioacoustic signals: Applications to assistive interfaces and prosthesis control, Expert Systems With Applications, Vol:40, ISSN:0957-4174, Pages:5049-5060

Gupta L, Kota S, Murali S, et al., 2010, A Feature Ranking Strategy to Facilitate Multivariate Signal Classification, IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics Part C-Applications and Reviews, Vol:40, ISSN:1094-6977, Pages:98-108

Kota S, Gupta L, Molfese DL, et al., 2009, A Dynamic Channel Selection Strategy for Dense-Array ERP Classification, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol:56, ISSN:0018-9294, Pages:1040-1051

Bachmann RJ, Boria FJ, Vaidyanathan R, et al., 2009, A biologically inspired micro-vehicle capable of aerial and terrestrial locomotion, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol:44, ISSN:0094-114X, Pages:513-526

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