SAPNA KUMAR LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sapna-kumar-biomedicalengg/
MSE, Biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (CGPA 3.6) MAY 2018 B.Tech, Biomedical engineering at Sathyabama University, Chennai(CGPA of 9.36/10) APR 2014 TECHNICAL SKILLS:
Experience in designing, building and troubleshooting circuits for biosignal measurements involving analog sensors, op-amps and digital components.
Experience in designing PCB circuits using Altium designer for prototyping.
Experience with using interface and signal processing software tools like MATLAB, LabVIEW.
Familiar with programming languages like C, C++ and python.
Experience in musculoskeletal research- hypothesis design, protocol design, data collection (human subjects), data analysis, collaboration with research peers/industry/clinicians, reports and publication drafts.
Familiar with data analytics for lean six sigma using Minitab.
Experience in using 3-D printer (SLA and FDM), laser cutter, soldering tools.
Proficient in using Solidworks, MS office and Adobe creative suite. WORK EXPERIENCE:
Research Assistant at Brain Learning Animation and Movement (BLAM) lab, Baltimore SEP 2018-current
Working as a part of research group studying hand rehabilitation post stroke. Responsibilities include but are not limited to sensor calibration, device prototyping, data collection, data analysis, coordinating lab environment, checking inventories, placing orders etc.
Summer intern at Infinite Biomedical Technologies, Baltimore JUL 2018 -AUG 2018
Preliminary data collection and analysis for a grant based on simultaneous and proportional control of upper limb myoelectric prosthesis.
Research Assistant at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore JAN 2017- MAY 2018
Worked under the mentorship of Dr. Nitish. V. Thakor at the Neuroengineering & Biomedical Instrumentation Lab: Part of upper limb prosthetic team (Collaboration with Infinite Biomedical Technologies, Baltimore).
Designed and collaboratively built an adaptive MATLAB based algorithm to improve functionality of upper limb myoelectric prosthesis using custom made flexible high-density surface EMG electrodes.
Authored a publication (under review with TNSRE) and co-authored a poster presented at MEC conference. Summer intern at Infinite Biomedical Technologies, Baltimore JUN 2017 -AUG 2017
Designed and prototyped a conformable, high density surface EMG electrode (flexible electronics) for control of upper limb myoelectric prosthesis.
Contributed to the verification and validation phase of ElementTM electrodes. Teaching Assistant at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Biomedical Engineering Pract and Innovation Lab Course JUN 2017 -AUG 2017 Responsibilities included grading lab assignments, trouble shooting circuits in lab, setting up and test running lab procedures like EMG and ECG circuit building, biophotonics lab, and myoelectric control interface.
Principles of Design of Biomedical Instrumentation SEP 2017- DEC 2017 Responsibilities included grading lab assignments, exams, trouble shooting circuits in lab, setting up and test running lab procedures like EMG and ECG circuit building, amplifiers, filters, sensors, and providing assistance and guidance for team projects for prototyping wearable device prototypes.
Robot Sensors/Actuators SEP 2017- DEC 2017
Responsibilities included grading lab assignments, exams, trouble shooting circuits and Arduino IDE codes in lab, setting up and test running lab procedures including circuit designs of sensor and actuator circuits. Student worker at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore OCT 2016- MAR 2017
Website maintenance for Center for Systems Science and Engineering and Mathematical Optimization for Decisions Lab.
Administrative front desk support.
Contributed to year-end financial reconciliation. Programmer Analyst at Cognizant Technology Solutions, Chennai SEP 2014-SEP 2015 Worked as a part of the Business Development team for Retail and Consumer Goods domain (RCG). Responsibilities included performing door opener analysis like web accessibility testing, performance testing, mobile app review analysis, social media analysis and preparing reports for client visits, maintaining collated records from across Retail and Consumer Goods domain projects for the purpose RFPs response and profile research of prospective client companies and resource people. ACHIEVEMENTS:
Won Abilities hackathon: Automated umbrella accessory for wheelchair users. MAR 2017 Secured overall first CGPA (University rank 1) in B. Tech, Biomedical branch. APR 2014 PROJECTS:
Thesis: Functionally Adaptive Myosite Selection(FAMS) using conformable HD sEMG electrodes for movement-pattern classification Feb 2017- MAY 2018 Designed, tested and validated FAMS system using human subject data for improving quality of life of upper limb myoelectric prosthetic users.
SplintPal: A Monitor for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Splints FEB 2017- MAY 2017 Designed and prototyped a sensor based monitoring system for carpal tunnel syndrome patients to quantify patient compliance and evaluate treatment efficiencies of splint usage. Haptic feedback system for upper limb trans-radial myoelectric prosthesis JAN 2017 Designed and prototyped a wearable vibro-tactile feedback system to improve sensory perception of touching an object and object slip in upper limb myoelectric prosthetic users. Need analysis: Improved Catheter System for Better Self-Management SEP 2016- DEC 2016 Performed clinical shadowing to identify the need that individuals who have an indwelling catheter and lack bladder sensation need better methods for urine management in order to minimize burden on daily life while mitigating risks of physiological complications.
Gaming interface for quadriplegic patients NOV 2016 Designed and prototyped a sensor based universal gaming interface device that can be used by able-bodied as well as quadriplegic patients.
Dynamic Mapping of Environment Using Sonar Sensor NOV 2016 Designed and prototyped a sonar sensor based robot for mapping an unknown environment. Wearable Pnevmonoscope – A Lung crepitation detector OCT 2016 Designed and demonstrated a simple house-hold wearable stethoscope to monitor lung sounds for symptoms of pneumonia.
“Functional adaptation of myosite selection using high-density sEMG for movement-pattern classification in upper limb myoelectric prostheses”, Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering. Under Review
“High-Density EMG For Simultaneous Multiple Myosite Visualization and Identification For Myoelectric Prosthesis Fitting”, Myoelectric Control Symposium 2017, University of New Brunswick, Canada. AUG 2017
“Heart Rate Extraction from Electrical Bio-impedance Signal”, 2nd international conference on Biomedical Systems, Signals and Images(BSSI) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Tamilnadu, India. FEB 2016 8th international conference on Science, Engineering and Technology” (SET) Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamilnadu, India. MAY 2014