Welcome, Dr Sedighi!

The Bone & Joint Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Alireza Sedighi as a new Senior Research Engineer and Director of the Gait and Cognition Laboratory. Dr. Sedighi has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Buali Sina University (Hamedan, Iran), a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology (Tehran, Iran), a MS in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA), and a PhD in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. Ali's previous research has focused on two main themes: understanding how the central nervous system controls human motion and identifying risk factors that contribute to musculoskeletal disorders. His current efforts are aimed at understanding how changes in the brain's structure and function associated with aging influence movement variability. Welcome, Dr. Sedighi!

Recent Publications

Sedighi A, Ulman SM, Nussbaum MA. Information presentation through a head-worn display ("smart glasses") has a smaller influence on the temporal structure of gait variability during dual-task gait compared to handheld displays (paper-based system and smartphone). PLoS One. 2018 Apr 9;13(4):e0195106. [ABSTRACT]

Sedighi A, Nussbaum MA. Temporal changes in motor variability during prolonged lifting/lowering and the influence of work experience. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2017 Dec;37:61-67 [ABSTRACT]

Eskandari AH, Sedaghat-Nejad E, Rashedi E, Sedighi A, Arjmand N, Parnianpour M. The effect of parameters of equilibrium-based 3-D biomechanical models on extracted muscle synergies during isometric lumbar exertion. J Biomech. 2016 Apr 11;49(6):967-973 [ABSTRACT]

Sedighi A, Sadati N, Nasseroleslami B, Vakilzadeh MK, Narimani R, Parnianpour M. Control of human spine in repetitive sagittal plane flexion and extension motion using a CPG based ANN approach. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011 [ABSTRACT]

Vakilzadeh, MK., Sedighi A., Salarieh H., Asghari M., Parnianpour M. (2011). A computation tool to simulate trunk motion and predict muscle activation by assigning different weights to physiological and physical Criteria. Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Information. 1(3):231–237

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