TNSRE serves the community of biomedical engineers and clinical researchers who work at the intersection of neuroscience and physical medicine. We publish novel approaches and technologies for better understanding neural systems, human movement, and the relationships between them, with a focus on assistive devices that improve life for patients, for practicing clinicians, and for everyday use.
Sahana N. Kukke
Sahana N. Kukke earned a B.S. in biomedical engineering (1999, Northwestern University), an M.S. in biomedical engineering (2002, Case Western Reserve University), and a Ph.D. in bioengineering (2009, Stanford University). She is an Assistant Professor of biomedical engineering at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Her research focuses on sensorimotor control of the upper extremity and how it can be affected by neurological injury. Dr. Kukke is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and the Society for the Neural Control of Movement.
TNSRE, Featured ArticlesCoordination of Reach-to-Grasp Kinematics in Individuals With Childhood-Onset Dystonia Due to Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy
Functional reaching is impaired in dystonia. Here, we analyze upper extremity kinematics to quantify timing and coordination abnormalities during unimanual reach-to-grasp movements in individuals with childhood-onset unilateral wrist dystonia. Kinematics were measured during movements of both upper limbs in a... Read more
Posted on 2 MAY 2016