20072023

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Biography

Dr. Alpha Agape Gopalai, a researcher in biomechanics, stands at the forefront of advancing our understanding of human movement. Holding a Ph.D. in Biomechanics from Monash University, Dr. Gopalai has been working at unravelling the complexities of musculoskeletal dynamics. His research has been looking at applications involving measurement and assistive devices for use in sports biomechanics, injury prevention and rehabilitation. 

As an educator, Dr. Gopalai actively mentors a new generation of researchers. He also extends his influence beyond academia through community outreach programs. With ongoing projects involving virtual reality and soft robotics, Dr. Gopalai envisions a future where biomechanics not only informs our understanding of movement but also shapes innovative solutions for enhancing human performance and well-being.

Research interests

Wearable technologies are revolutionizing the way we monitor our health and plan our routines. These technologies are creating endless potential in various fields of application - it would seem today that we are limited only by our very own imagination on what is possible and what is not. My current research interests focuses on bio-mechanics, rehabilitation systems, and fall prevention techniques and the prospects of incorporating cyberphysical systems for remote monitoring. I am also currently investigating the potential of prevention and early detection of physical injuries using artificial intelligence.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

Award Date: 31 May 2018

PhD in Engineering Sciences, INTELLIGENT REAL-TIME POSTURAL CONTROL MONITORING SYSTEM FOR SELF-REHABILITATION SYSTEMS

Award Date: 22 Nov 2011

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering

Award Date: 1 Nov 2007

External positions

Student Activities Committee, Chair, IEEE Computer Society (CS) (Malaysia)

20182020

Chair, IEEE Computer Society (CS) (Malaysia)

20172020

Vice Chair, IEEE Computer Society (CS) (Malaysia)

2016

Secretary, IEEE Computer Society (CS) (Malaysia)

2015

Vice Chair, IEEE Computer Society (CS) (Malaysia)

2015

Executive Committee, IEEE Computer Society (CS) (Malaysia)

20132014

Research area keywords

  • Human motion and gait analysis
  • Assistive Robotics
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Assistive Technologies

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