Utku S. Yavuz is a physics engineer with M. Sc. and PhD degrees in biophysics. His main research focuses on decoding the neural control of human movement and specifically on the role of sensory-motor interaction in this control system. To this end, he uses the computational biomedical signal processing and analyzing tools. Throughout his research career, he worked in several European projects and led the Electromyography and Motor Control Laboratory at the Institute of Neurorehabilitation Systems, University Medical Center Göttingen in Germany. He is now assistant professor at Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Department of Biomedical Signals and Systems.
Medicine & Life Sciences
# Electromyography # Motor Activity # Motor Neurons # Muscles # Reflex
Engineering & Materials Science
# Electromyography # Muscle
Gogeascoechea, A., Ornelas-Kobayashi, R. , Yavuz, U. S. , & Sartori, M. (2023). Characterization of Motor Unit Firing and Twitch Properties for Decoding Musculoskeletal Force in the Human Ankle Joint In Vivo. IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering, 31, 4040-4050. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNSRE.2023.3319959
Schmid, L., Klotz, T. , Yavuz, U. Ş., Maltenfort, M., & Röhrle, O. (2022). Spindle Model Responsive to Mixed Fusimotor Inputs: an updated version of the Maltenfort and Burke (2003) model. Physiome. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.36903/physiome.19070171
Dieterich, A. V. , Yavuz, U. Ş., Petzke, F., & Nordez, A. (2022). Assessment of Neck Muscle Shear Modulus Normalization in Women with and without Chronic Neck Pain. Diagnostics, 12(8), 1-8. Article 1791. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics12081791
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) (pp. 6126-6129). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC46164.2021.9630260
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