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R.E. Ornelas Kobayashi MSc (Rafael)

PhD Candidate

About Me

I obtained my master's degree in Biomedical Engineering (Prosthetics and implants design track) at the University of Groningen, where I focused on the study of electrical stimulation devices for restoring locomotion after spinal cord injury. 

Currently, I am a PhD candidate in the Neuromechanical Modeling and Engineering Lab, at the University of Twente. My research combines biophysical models of the spinal circuitry and finite element method models of the human body to predict in-vivo neuromechanics in response to electrical stimulation.

Expertise

Medicine & Life Sciences
Electromyography
Motor Neurons
Neurological Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Statistical Distributions
Technology
Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation

Publications

Recent
Ornelas Kobayashi, R. E. , Gogeascoechea Hernandez, A. D. J., Tomy, L. J. , van Asseldonk, E. H. F. , & Sartori, M. (2022). Neural data-driven model of spinal excitability changes induced by transcutaneous electrical stimulation in spinal cord injury subjects. In 2022 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR) IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR55369.2022.9896517
Hernandez, A. G. , Kobayashi, R. O. , Yavuz, U. S. , & Sartori, M. (2021). Identification of Motor Unit Twitch Properties in the Intact Human In Vivo. In 2021 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC) (pp. 6310-6313) https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC46164.2021.9630328
Kobayashi, R. O., Gogeascoechea, A. , Buitenweg, J. , Yavuz, U. , & Sartori, M. (2021). Optimization framework for the model-based estimation of in vivo α-motoneuron properties in the intact human. In 2021 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC) (Vol. 2021, pp. 6126-6129) https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC46164.2021.9630260

Affiliated Study Programmes

Master

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21)
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands