San Francisco, CA
2011 Arizona State University, Master of Science, Bioengineering with concentration in Arts, Media & Engineering, Advised by Dr. Jiping He,
- Thesis: Characterizing Motor Learning of a Novel Reaching Task in a Virtual Environment Using Kinematic Evaluation
2007 Cornell University, Bachelor of Science, biological engineering with minors in biomedical and mechanical engineering
- Senior Project: Design of an Electronically Assisted Walker for the Elderly
2010-2013 Research associate at NCIRE/SF Veterans Hospital
2010 Consultant at Revolution Analytics
2007-2010 Research assistant at Arizona State University
2007 Course assistant at Cornell University
2006-2007 Teaching assistant at Cornell Universty
2006 Engineering internship at Stryker Instruments
Grants & Awards
2010 ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association Jumpstart grant
2010 Arts Media and Engineering Student Association project grant
2007-2009 Science Foundation Arizona graduate research fellowship
2007- 2009 NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Trainee (IGERT) graduate fellowship
2008 ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association travel grant
2008 ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association research grant
2008 Virtual Rehabilitation Conference, Vancouver BC, 2nd place, best student paper award
Attygalle, S.& Barnard, S. (2012). The use of ultrasonic mobility devices in education programs. In S.M Barnard (Ed.), Bats in Captivity IV, 145-158
Lehrer, N., Attygalle, S., Wolf, S. L., & Rikakis, T. (2011). Exploring the bases for a mixed reality stroke rehabilitation system, Part I: A unified approach for representing action, quantitative evaluation, and interactive feedback. Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation, 8(1), 51.
Duff, M., Chen, Y., Attygalle, S., Sundaram, H., & Rikakis, T. (2010). Mixed reality rehabilitation for stroke survivors promotes generalized motor improvements. In Conference proceedings:… Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference (Vol. 2010, p. 5899).
Duff, M., Chen, Y., Attygalle, S., Herman, J., Sundaram, H., Qian, G., He, J., & Rikakis, T. (2010). An adaptive mixed reality training system for stroke rehabilitation. Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, IEEE Transactions on, 18(5), 531-541.
Attygalle, S., Duff, M., Rikakis, T., & He, J. (2008, August). Low-cost, at- home assessment system with Wii Remote based motion capture. In Virtual Rehabilitation, 2008 (pp. 168-174). IEEE.
Duff, M., Attygalle, S., He, J., & Rikakis, T. (2008, August). A portable, low- cost assessment device for reaching times. In Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2008. EMBS 2008. 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE (pp. 4150-4153). IEEE.