Dr. Narender P. Reddy


Dr. Narender P. Reddy
Dr. Narender P. Reddy
 

Dr. Narender P. Reddy
Professor

Phone: 330.972.6653
Fax: 330.374.8834
Office: OLRC 301J
E-mail:

npreddy@uakron.edu



  Education
B.E. Degree Mechanical Engineering: Osmania University (India), 1969
M.S. Degree Mechanical Engineering: University of Mississippi, 1971
Ph.D. Degree Biomedical Engineering: Texas A&M University, 1974
Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Univ. of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, 1978

  Professional and Honorary Societies
Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
Senior Member, Biomedical Engineering Society
American Society of Mechanical Engineering
American Society of Engineering Education
IEEE - Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America
Adjunct Scientific Medical Staff, Edwin Shaw Hospital

  Recent Patents
"Arm Rehabilitation Device", US Patent Serial No. 5,170,777, December 1992.
"Electromyographic Virtual Reality System", US Patent Serial No. 5,482,051, January 1996.

  Research Projects
DIRECT BIOCONTROL OF TELEMANIPULATORS & VR ENVIRONMENTS: Direct Biocontrol of Telemanipulators and VR environments using EMG signals.

HYBRID INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS with FUZZY LOGIC AND NEURAL NETWORKS: Applications to signal classification, dysphagia diagnosis, EMG control, Security systems.

VIRTUAL REALITY APPLICATIONS: SURGICAL SIMULATIONS, Object squeezing in VR environments, Cutting in Virtual Environment, etc.

NONINVASIVE ACCELERATION MEASUREMENTS OF THE KNEE JOINT: This project is in collaboration with Dr. Rothschild, Director of Arthiritis Center of Northeast Ohio.

NONINVASIVE MEASUREMENT AND COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS OF THE DYSPHAGIC PATIENT: Acceleration, Tongue Thrust, EMG, etc.

COMPUTER AIDED BIOFEEDBACK THERAPY: Tongue music for treating orla dysphagia, Accelerometry audiovisual feedback to treat dysphagic patients with poor laryngeal elevation; EMG feedback.

MEDICAL DEVICES AND MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY: Laparoscopic Surgical Devices.

PEDIATRIC BIOENGINEERING: Infant Incubators.


  Recent Publications
76. Reddy, N.P. and Buch, O. "Speaker Verificationm Using Committee Neural Networks" COMPUTER METHODS AND PROGRAMS IN BIOMEDICINE , v. 72, pp. 109-115, 2003.

75. Reddy, N.P., "Modeling and Simulation of Biomedical Systems," Chapter-1 in STANDARD HANDBOOK OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING & DESIGN. (Editor: Myer Kutz), McGraw Hill, N.Y., pp. 1.1-1.25, 2003.

74. Reddy, N.P., Rothschild, B.M., Verrall, E., and Joshi, A., "Noninvasive Measurement of Acceleration at the Knee Joint in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Spondyloarthropathy of the Knee ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, v. 29, pp. 1106-1111, 2001.

73. Reddy, N.P., Das, A. and Narayanan J., "Hybrid Fuuzy Logic Committee Neural Networks for Recognition of Swallow Acceleration Signals," COMPUTER METHODS AND PROGRAMS IN BIOMEDICINE , v. 64, pp. 87-99, 2001.

72. Garber, S.L., Reddy, N.P., Mclane, K.M, and Krouskop, T.A., "The Role of Technology in Pressure Ulcer Prevention," Chapter 66 in CHRONIC WOUND CARE: A Clinical SOurce Book for Healthcare Professionals (Editors: D.L. Krasner, G.T.Rdheaven, and R.G. Sibbald), 3rd edition, HMP Communications, Wayne, P.A., pp.673-685, 2001.

71. Reddy, N.P., Katakam, A., Gupta, V., Unnikrishnan, R., Narayanan, J., and Canilang, E.P., "Measurements of Acceleration During Videofluorographic Examination of Dysphagic Patients" MEDICAL ENGINEERING & PHYSICS. v. 22, pp. 405-412, 2000.

70. Reddy, N.P., Simcox, D., Gupta, V., Motta, G., Coppenger, J., Buch, O. "Biofeedback Therapy Using Accelerometry for Treating Patients with Poor Laryngeal Elevation," JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT , V. 37, pp. 361-372, 2000.

69. Gupta, V., Suryanarayanan, S., and Reddy, N.P., "Fractal Analysis of Surface EMG Signals from the Biceps," INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS (formerly Int J.Biomed. Comp) v. 45, pp. 185-192, 1997.

68. Suryanarayanan, S. And Reddy, N.P., "EMG based Interface for Position Tracking and Control in VR Enviornments and Teleoperation," PRESENCE: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments , v. 6, no.3, pp. 282-291, 1997.

67. Gupta, V., Reddy, N.P., and Batur, P., "Forces in Laparoscopic Tools," PRESENCE: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments , v. 6, pp. 218-228, 1997.

66. Suryanarayanan, S., Reddy, N.P., and Gupta, V., "An Intelligent System with EMG-Based Joint Angle Estimation for Telemanipulation," in Medicine Meets Virtual Reality: Healthcare in the Information Age (Editors: S.J. Weghorst, H.B. Sieburg, and K.S. Morgan), IOP Press, Amsterdam, 1996, pp. 4546-552.

65. Gupta, V., and Reddy, N.P., "Surface Electromyogram for the Control of Anthropometric Teleleoperator Fingers," in Medicine Meets Virtual Reality: Healthcare in the Information Age (Editors: S.J. Weghorst, H.B. Sieburg, and K.S. Morgan), IOP Press, Amsterdam, 1996, pp. 482- 487.

64. Chu, T., Reddy, N.P., and Padovan, J., "Stress Distribution in Ankle-Foot Orthosis Used to Correct Pathological Gait," JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT v. 32, pp. 349-360, 1996.

63. Gupta, V., Reddy, N.P., and Canilang, "Surface EMG Measurements During Pharyngeal Phase of Swallowing" DYSPHAGIA, v. 11, pp. 173-179, 1996.

62. Suryanarayanan, S., Reddy, N.P., and Canilang, E.P., "A Fuzzy Logic Diagnosis System for Classification of Pharyngeal Dysphagia," INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL COMPUTING v. 38, pp. 207-215, 1995.

61. Chu, T.M., Reddy, N.P., and Padovan, J., "Three Dimensional Finite Element Analysis of the Polypropylene Ankle-Foot-Orthosis: Static Analysis, MEDICAL ENGINEERING AND PHYSICS v. 17, pp. 372-379, 1995.

60. Song, G.J. and Reddy, N.P., "Tissue Cutting in Virtual Environments," In Interactive Technology and the New Paradigm for Healthcare (Editors: R.M. Satava, K. Morgan, H.B. Seiburg, R. Mattheus, and J.P. Cristensen), IOP Press and Ohmsha, Amstardam, pp. 359-364, 1995.

59. Sukthankar, S. and Reddy, N.P., "Force Feedback Issues in Minimally Invasive Surgery," In Interactive Technology and the New Paradigm for Healthcare (Editors: R.M. Satava, K. Morgan, H.B. Seiburg, R. Mattheus, and J.P. Cristensen), IOP Press and Ohmsha, Amstardam, pp. 375-379, 1995.

58. Reddy, N.P., Prabhu, D., Palreddy, S., Gupta, V., Suryanarayanan, S., and Canilang, E.P., "Redundant Neural Networks for Medical Diagnosis: Diagnosis of Dysphagia," In Intelligent Engineering Sytems through Artificial Neural Networks: Vol. 5 Fuzzy Logic and Evolutionary Programming (editors; C. Dagli, A. Akay, C. Philips, B. Fernadez, J. Ghosh) ASME Press, N.Y., 1995, pp. 699-704.

57. Reddy, N.P. and Patel, K., "A Mathematical Model of Flow Through the Terminal Lymphatics" MEDICAL ENGINEERING AND PHYSICS v. 17, pp. 134-140, 1995.

56. Reddy, N.P., Rothschild, B.M., Mandal, M., Gupta, V., and Suryanarayanan, S. "Noninvasive Acceleration Measurements to Characterize Knee Arthritis and Chondromalacia" ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING v. 23, pp. 78-84, 1995.

55. Simon, B.N., Reddy, N.P., and Kantak, A, "A Theoretical Model of Infant Incubator Dynamics" ASME JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING , v. 116, pp. 263-269, 1994

54. Sukthankar, S., Reddy, N.P., Canilang, E.P., Stephenson, L., and Thomas, R., "Design and Development of Portable Biofeedback Systems for use in Oral Dysphagia Rehabilitation," MEDICAL ENGINEERING AND PHYSICS (formerly Journal of Biomedical Engineering), v. 16, pp. 430-435, 1994.

53. Reddy, N.P, Canilang, E.P, Thomas, R., and Casterline, J., "Toward Classification of Dysphagic Patients Using Biomechanical Measurements," JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, v. 31, pp. 335-344, 1994.

  Recent Presentations
153. Shah, E.,N., Reddy, N.P., and Rothschild, B.M., "Acceleration Measurements from Pateints with CPPD and Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Finger Joint" 2003 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Key Biscane, FL, June 25-29, 2003 (Proceeding in CD ROM)

152 Reddy, N.P., and Rothschild, B.M., "Hybrid Fuzzy Logic-Committee Neural Networks for Classification in Medical Decision Support Systems," 2nd Joint EMBS-BMES Conference20002,, Houston, Tx, October 23-26, 2002 (Proceedings inCD Rom).

151. Reddy, N.P., and Unnikrishnan, R., "EMG Interfaces for VR and Telematic Control," First IFAC Conference on Telematic Applications in Automation and Robotics, Weingarten, germany, July 24-26, 2001; Proceedings pp. 107-110

150. Gopinath, P. and Reddy, N.P., "Toward Intelligent Web Monitoring: Performance of Single Vs Committee Neural Networks," ITAB2000 (IEEE Infromation Technology Applications to Biomedicine) Conference, Arlington, VA. November 9-10, 2000, PROCEEDINGS, pp. 179-182

149. Reddy, N.P., "Safety and Legal Liability Issues in Medical Devices," WC2000: World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Chicago, IL July 23-28, 2000

148. Reddy, N.P. and Unnikrishnanan, "Squeezing and Manipulation of Objects in Virtual Reality Environments Using Surface EMG Signals," WC2000: World Congress on MedicalPhysics and Biomedical Engineering, Chicago, IL July 23-28, 2000

147 Joshi, A., and Reddy, N.P., "Fractal Analysis of Acceleration Signals Due to Swallowing," 21st International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Atlanta, Nov. 1999

146 Reddy, N.P., and Gupta, V., "Computerized Biofeedback Systems for Homecare and Teletherapy" 21st International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Atlanta, Nov. 1999

145. Reddy, N.P., Gupta, V., and Suryanarayanan, S., "Hybrid Intelligent Systems for Control of Telemanipulators and VR Environments Using Biological Signals," Proc. Of 3rd International Workshop on Biosignal Interpretation: BSI99, Chicago, IL, June 12-14, 1999, pp. 55-58

144 Reddy, N.P., Das, A. Simcox, D., "Hybrid Fuzzy-Neural Committee Networks for Recognition of Swallow Acceleration Signals," 20th International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Hong Kong, Oct.29-Nov. 1, 1998

143 Reddy, N.P., Gupta, V., Das, A., Unnikrishnan, R.N., Song, G., Simcox, D.L., Reddy, H.P., Sukthankar, S., Canilang, E.P., "Computerized Biofeedback System for Treating Dysphagic Patients for Traditional and Teletherapy Applications," IEEE-EMBS Special Topics Conference on INFROMATION TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN BIOMEDICINE, May 16-17, 1998, Washington, D.C. Proceedings, pp. 100-104, 1998

142 Reddy, N.P., Gupta, V., Simcox, D., Motta, G., Coppenger, J., "A Computerized Biofeedback System for Treating Patients with Poor Laryngeal Elevation," Dysphagia Research Society Sixth Annual Scientific Meeting, Toronto, October 16-18, 1997

141 Buch, O.A., and Reddy, N.P., "Speaker Verification for Telemedical Applications," 19th International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Chicago, Oct.30-Nov.2, ?97

140 Gupta, V. and Reddy, N.P., "Control of Anthropomorphic Teleoperator Fingers Using Surface Electromyogram," 19th International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Chicago, Oct. 30-Nov.2, ?97 139 Gupta, V., Reddy, N.P., and Batur, P., "Forces in Surgical Tools: Comparison between Laparoscopic and Surgical Forceps," 18th Ann. Int. Conference of IEEE Engineering in Biology & Medicine, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 30-November 3, 1996

139 Gupta, V., Reddy, N.P., and Batur, P., "Forces in Surgical Tools: Comparison between Laparoscopic and Surgical Forceps," 18th Ann. Int. Conference of IEEE Engineering in Biology & Medicine, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 30-November 3, 1996

138 Reddy, N.P., Katakam, A., Gupta, V., L., Coppenger, J., Simcox, D., Marmon, C., Canilang, E.P., Tobias, K., Stephenson, Berengo, R., England, E., Gavula, J., Royed, V., Freshwater,Buch, O., Narayanan, J., "Noninvasive Measurement of Dysphagia: Simultaneous Acceleration Measurements During Videofluorography,"18th Ann. Int. Conference of IEEE Engr. in Biology & Medicine, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 30-November 3, 1996

137 Reddy, NP, Katakam, A., Gupta, V.,Coppenger, J., Simcox, D, Buch, O, Narayanan, J, "Correlation of Acceleration with Laryngeal Elevation," Fifth Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting, Aspen, Colarado, October 31-November 3, 1996 (Abstarct in Dyspghagia Journal)

136 Gupta, V., Reddy, N.P., Katakam, A., Suryanarayanan, S., Stephenson, L., Coppenger, J., Simcox, D., Marmon, C., Tobias, K., Berengo, R., England, E., Gavula, J., Royed, V., Freshwater, B., Whitlock, M., Hooverman, M., Canilang, E.P., Kreider, E., and Longacre, R., "Simultaneous Acceleration Measurements During Videofluorography," Fourth Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting, McLean, Virginia, October 26-28, 1995

135 Reddy, N.P. "Virtual Reality and Associated Techniologies," Invited Talk, 2nd Medical Engineering Week of the World, Taipei, Taiwan, May 26-31, 1996

134 Reddy, N.P., "Hybrid Intelligent Systems with Committee Networks and Fuzzy Logic for Medical Diagnosis: Application to Dysphagia Diagnosis," Invited Talk, 2nd Medical Engineering Week of the World, Taipei, Taiwan, May 26-31, 1996

133 Reddy, N.P., Suryanarayanan, S., Prabhu, D.F., and Canilang, E.P., "A Hybrid Intelligent System for Classification of Dysphagia," RESNA'95, Vancouver, canada, June 9-14, 1995, Proceedings of RESNA'95 Annual Conference (editor: A. Langton), RESNA Press, Arlington, VA, pp. 156-158, 1995.

132 Suryanarayanan, S., Reddy, N.P., and Gupta, V., "An Artificial Neural Network for Estimation of Joint Angle Using Surface EMG Signals," 17th Annual International Conference of IEEE - Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society , Montreal, Canada, Sept. 20-24, 1995.

131 Gupta, V., Reddy, N.P., and Suryanarayanan, S., "Fractal Dimension of Surface EMG During Isokinetic Contractions," 17th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Montreal, Canada, Sept. 20-24, 1995 .

130 Gupta, V., Reddy, N.P., Katakam, A., Suryanarayanan, S., Stephenson, L., Coppenger, J., Simcox, D., Marmon, C., Tobias, K., Berengo, R., England, E., Gavula, J., Royed, V., Freshwater, B., Whitlock, M., Hooverman, M., Canilang, E.P., Kreider, E., and Longacre, R., "Simultaneous Acceleration Measurements During Videofluorography," Fourth Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting, McLean, Virginia, October 26-28, 1995.

 
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