Dr Imran Khan Niazi
New Zealand College of Chiropractic
My research interests focus on rehabilitation engineering. During my PhD I was part of a multidisciplinary team headed by Prof. Dario Farina where the focus of our group was use of brain computer interface (BCI) system for stroke rehabilitation using specifically movement related cortical potential. During my PhD studies my interest in the field of neural plasticity grew, especially as I worked with stroke patients and saw the importance of neural plasticity in rehabilitation. Since my PhD I have been working on the novel use of signal processing methods for early detection of movement intention and also classifying which kind of movement subjects are intending. In my current employment, I am investigating the cortical mechanism underlying chiropractic care and its effect on neural plasticity.