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Dr. Akhil V. M.

Assistant Professor (Sr. Gd), School of Artificial Intelligence, Coimbatore

Qualification: Ph.D
vm_akhil@cb.amrita.edu
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Research Interest: Rehabilitation robotics; Biomechanics; Rapid prototyping

Bio

Dr. Akhil V M took PhD in Rehabilitation robotics from the National Institute of Technology-Calicut, India, and has post-doctoral experience from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in supportive robotics. Currently,he is working on the design and development of a lower limb exoskeleton for rehabilitation.
His research activities include the design and development of a lower limb exoskeleton for rehabilitation, the effect of surface conditions in muscle activity, and electromyography signal-based control of the supporting devices. He has worked on the external and internal parameters that affect the human joint torque under different surface and walking conditions. His areas of interest include Product design, robotics, Bio-mechanics, Structural analysis, 3D printing, etc. He worked as an assistant professor at the National Institute of Engineering Karnataka (2020-2022) and Heera College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram in the period from 2013to 2015. He has guided many M-Tech and B-Tech students to pursue their projects and writing papers. He hasthirty-six publications which include eight international journals and twenty-eight conference proceedings. One patent for his invention in the field of the load-carrying device.

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2022

Estimation of knee joint torque during sit–stand movement based on sEMG signals using Neural networks

Cite this Research Publication : Akhil, V. M., M. Ashmi, V. Jobin, P. K. Rajendrakumar, and K. S. Sivanandan. "ESTIMATION OF KNEE JOINT TORQUE DURING SIT–STAND MOVEMENT BASED ON sEMG SIGNALS USING NEURAL NETWORKS." Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology (2022): 2250024. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0219519422500245 IF-0.883

Year : 2021

Viscosity and Tribological Characteristics of Sunflower Oil with ZnO as Additive

Cite this Research Publication : Ravikiran, K. R. Prakash, Prashanth, H. Poornananda, V. M. Akhil, S. L. Aravind, “Viscosity and Tribological Characteristics of Sunflower Oil with ZnO as Additive” SSRG International Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Volume 9 Issue 9, 1-7, September 2022. https://doi.org/10.14445/23942568/IJME-V9I9P101

Year : 2021

The Effect of Impact on the Knee Joint Due to the Shocks during Double Impact Phase of Gait Cycle

Cite this Research Publication : Jobin Varghese, V. M. Akhil, P. K. Rajendrakumar, K. S. Sivanandan "The Effect of Impact on the Knee Joint Due to the Shocks during Double Impact Phase of Gait Cycle." International Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering 11, no. 2 (2017): 55-58

Year : 2021

A rotary pneumatic actuator for the actuation of the exoskeleton knee joint

Cite this Research Publication : Varghese, Jobin, V. M. Akhil, P. K. Rajendrakumar, and K. S. Sivanandan. "A rotary pneumatic actuator for the actuation of the exoskeleton knee joint.", Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters 7, no. 4 (2017): 222-230. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.taml.2017.08.002 (Scopus )

Year : 2021

Effect of body mass index and chair height on the torque developed at the knee joint during back-to-sit and sit-to-stand movements

Cite this Research Publication : Varghese, Jobin, V. M. Akhil, P. K. Rajendrakumar, and K. S. Sivanandan. "Effect of body mass index and chair height on the torque developed at the knee joint during back-to-sit and sit-to-stand movements." International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications 14, no. 1-2 (2018): 131-143. http://sci-hub.tw/10.1504/IJBRA.2018.089234

Year : 2021

Gait Variability and IEMG Variation in Gastrocneminus and Medial Hamstring Muscles on inclined Even and Uneven Planes

Cite this Research Publication : Akhil, V. M., Jobin Varghese, M. Ashmi, P. K. Rajendrakumar, and K. S. Sivanandan. "Gait Variability and IEMG Variation in Gastrocneminus and Medial Hamstring Muscles on inclined Even and Uneven Planes." IRBM 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irbm.2021.02.006 IF-5.5

Year : 2020

Human Gait Recognition Using Hip, Knee and Ankle Joint Ratios

Cite this Research Publication : Akhil, V. M., M. Ashmi, P. K. Rajendrakumar, and K. S. Sivanandan. "Human Gait Recognition Using Hip, Knee and Ankle Joint Ratios.", IRBM 41, no. 3 (2020): 133-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irbm.2019.11.001 IF-5.5

Year : 2019

Investigation of gait cycle deviation over surface irregularities utilizing muscle activities.

Cite this Research Publication : Akhil, V. M., Jobin Varghese, P. K. Rajendrakumar, and K. S. Sivanandan. "Investigation of gait cycle deviation over surface irregularities utilizing muscle activities." Bio-medical materials and engineering 30, no. 3 (2019): 267-277. http://sci-hub.tw/10.3233/BME-191050 IF-1.243

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2022

Study on stress-stiffening effect in thin sheets with load frequency variation

Cite this Research Publication : Akhil V.M., Aarya Pandey, P. K. Rajendrakumar, "Study on stress-stiffening effect in thin sheets with load frequency variation” International Conference on Emerging Trends in science, Engineering and Technology ICESET 2020

Year : 2022

Analyses of different methods of writing using SVM classifier

Cite this Research Publication : Akhil, V. M., K. J. Chandan, Deepa Itagi, and K. R. Prakash. "Analyses of different methods of writing using SVM classifier." In 2021 2nd International Conference on Communication, Computing and Industry 4.0 (C2I4), pp. 1-5. IEEE, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1109/C2I454156.2021.9689248

Year : 2022

Design And Development Of Helium Assisted Quadcopter With Object Recognition

Cite this Research Publication : Ravikiran, Adarsh Savanth, Darshan Patil, Aravind Patil, Akhil V M, Madhusudan,” Design And Development Of Helium Assisted Quadcopter With Object Recognition”, IDAD 2022, Feb 2022

Year : 2022

Rheological and Tribological Characterization of Completely Biogenic Grease

Cite this Research Publication : Ravikiran, Srikara, Aravind, Akhil, Madhusudhana, “Rhelogical And Tribological Characterization Of Completely Biogenic Grease”, ICTMIM022, Mar 2022

Year : 2022

Analysi of Blood Pressure through Video Imaging Techniques

Cite this Research Publication : Deepa Itagi, Akhil V M, “Analysis of Blood Pressure through Video Imaging Techniques”, Advance in Electrical Computing Communications and Sustainable Technologies 2022, April 2022

Year : 2022

Study of electro-mechanical properties of FDM material usinf different coating compositions

Cite this Research Publication : Samarth J Mangalore, Akhil V M, “Study of electro-mechanical properties of FDM material usinf different coating compositions”, 10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONTEMPORARY ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY 2022 (ICCET), May 2022

Year : 2022

Analysis of Roller conveyor and SPC shuttle for gantry automation of flywheel

Cite this Research Publication : Aditya, Akhil V M, “Analysis of Roller conveyor and SPC shuttle for gantry automation of flywheel”, International conference on mechanical, industrial and production Engineering, Belgavi. 25 june 2022

Year : 2022

Upper Limb Exoskeleton for Rehabilitation-A Study

Cite this Research Publication : P. B M and Akhil. V M, "Upper Limb Exoskeleton for Rehabilitation-A Study," 2022 International Conference on Applied Artificial Intelligence and Computing (ICAAIC), 2022, pp. 1597-1603, doi: 10.1109/ICAAIC53929.2022.9793296 .

Year : 2022

Experimental investigations on the effect of infill patterns on PLA for structural applications

Cite this Research Publication : Akhil, V. M , Aravind S L, Ravi Kiran, Sreejith Mohan, S P Sivapirakasam, “Experimental investigations on the effect of infill patterns on PLA for structural applications” INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND ALLIED TECHNOLOGIES(ICAMAT-2022)-10th -11th June

Year : 2021

Study on driver centric two-wheeler road accidents

Cite this Research Publication : Akhil V M, “Study on driver centric two-wheeler road accidents” - National conference on Road safety and engineering, conducted in association with Kerala Road Safety Authority 2013.

Year : 2021

Oscillation Mode Assessment in Power System Using Multivariate Variational Mode Decomposition

Cite this Research Publication : S. Rahul, R. Sunitha and V. M. Akhil, "Oscillation Mode Assessment in Power System Using Multivariate Variational Mode Decomposition," IECON 2021 – 47th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2021, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/IECON48115.2021.9589384.

Year : 2021

Comparison of fault detection data from defective ball bearings using Artificial Neural Networks

Cite this Research Publication : Akhil, Aravind, Ravi, “Comparison of fault detection data from defective ball bearings using Artificial Neural Networks”, Second International conference on future technologies in manufacturing, Automation, Design and Energy 2021.

Year : 2021

Investigation on Accuracy of Ultrasonic and LiDAR for Complex Structure Area Measurement.

Cite this Research Publication : Chandan, K. J., and V. M. Akhil. "Investigation on Accuracy of Ultrasonic and LiDAR for Complex Structure Area Measurement." In 2022 6th International Conference on Trends in Electronics and Informatics (ICOEI), pp. 134-139. IEEE, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICOEI53556.2022.9777233

Year : 2020

Artificial Neural Network-based Load Prediction using Stress-Stiffening Effect

Cite this Research Publication : Aarya Pandey, Akhil V.M., U. B. Jayadeep “Artificial neural network-based load prediction using stress-stiffening effect.” 4th International Conference on trends in Electronics and Informatics (ICOEI 2020), pp. 816-820, IEEE, 2020, Tirunelveli, India.

Year : 2020

Kinematics Synthesis for lower limb rehabilitation exoskeleton Systems

Cite this Research Publication : Ullas, Akhil V.M., P. K. Rajendrakumar, " Kinematics Synthesis for lower limb rehabilitation exoskeleton Systems." International Conference on Emerging Trends in science, Engineering and Technology ICESET 2020

Year : 2019

Design and Development of 3-DoF Mechanism for The Exoskeleton Hip Joint

Cite this Research Publication : Akhil V.M., Jobin Varghese, P K Rajendrakumar, K S Sivanandan, “Design and Development of 3-DoF Mechanism for The Exoskeleton Hip Joint”, NSC conference, IITR 2019.

Year : 2019

Effect of VMD decomposition of soleus muscle EMG in SVM classification

Cite this Research Publication : Akhil, V. M., Jobin Varghese, P. K. Rajendrakumar, and K. S. Sivanandan. "Effect of VMD decomposition of soleus muscle EMG in SVM classification." In 2019 Second International Conference on Advanced Computational and Communication Paradigms (ICACCP), pp. 1-5. IEEE, 2019.

Year : 2017

Artificial neural network based study of torque at knee during sit to stand and back to sit movements

Cite this Research Publication : Akhil, V. M., Jobin Varghese, P. K. Rajendrakumar, and K. S. Sivanandan. "Artificial neural network-based study of torque at knee during sit to stand and back to sit movements." In Control, Instrumentation, Communication and Computational Technologies (ICCICCT), 2016 International Conference on, pp. 720-724. IEEE, 2016.

Year : 2017

Torque required at the knee joint of a robotic assistive device for its thigh to follow the parabolic trajectory generated by its hip joint during sit-to-stand posture.

Cite this Research Publication : Akhil, V. M., Jobin Varghese, P. K. Rajendrakumar, and K. S. Sivanandan. "Torque required at the knee joint of a robotic assistive device for its thigh to follow the parabolic trajectory generated by its hip joint during sit-to-stand posture." In Innovations in Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation and Media Technology (ICEEIMT), 2017 International Conference on, pp. 7-10. IEEE, 2017.

Year : 2016

Pressure loss in tubes accounts for internal energy changes in compressed air flow while entering pneumatic piston

Cite this Research Publication : Varghese, Jobin, V. M. Akhil, P. K. Rajendrakumar, and K. S. Sivanandan, “Pressure loss in tubes accounts for internal energy changes in compressed air flow while entering pneumatic piston”, National conference on energy economy and environment , 2016.

Year : 2016

Design and analysis of Hydraulic Actuator for Engine Gimbal Control of a Satellite Launch Vehicle

Cite this Research Publication : Akhil, V. M. "Design and analysis of Hydraulic Actuator for Engine Gimbal Control of a Satellite Launch Vehicle (for 5000 psi Hydraulic System)." Stainless steel 17(2015): 4PH.

Year : 2016

Determination of optimum energy level trajectory during swing phase for exoskeleton knee joint

Cite this Research Publication : Varghese, Jobin, V. M. Akhil, P. K. Rajendrakumar, and K. S. Sivanandan. "Determination of optimum energy level trajectory during swing phase for exoskeleton knee joint." In Robotics: Current Trends and Future Challenges (RCTFC), International Conference on, pp. 1-5. IEEE, 2016.

Patents

Year : 2023

Cost effective passive exoskeleton (Filed)

Cite this Research Publication : Patent Filed :“COST EFFECTIVE PASSIVE EXOSKELETON”, Application No: 202041010638

Book

Year : 2023

Strength of Material

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Himasree, Akhil V M “Strength of Material”, Owl Publications ISBN:978-93-85666-88-9

Qualification
  • Post-doctoral Experience 
    Institute Post-doctoral Fellow: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, In supportive robotics. 2023 to 2024
  • PhD (Year) : 2015-2020 
    Specialization: Robotics 
    Thesis title: Design, development and Control of a pneumatically activated Human Locomotion System
  • M.Tech (Year): 2013 
    Specialization: Machine Design 
    Thesis title: Design and analysis of Hydraulic Actuator for Engine Gimbal Control of a Satellite Launch Vehicle (for 5000 psi Hydraulic System)
Positions
  • Assistant professor(Sr. Gr.) – (Department of Artificial Intelligence) – Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, June’2024 to Till
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, June 2023 to June 2024
  • Assistant professor – (Department of Mechanical Engineering) – Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala,  Dec’2022 to June 2023
  • Assistant professor – (Department of Mechanical Engineering) – National Institute of Engineering, Mysore, Dec’2020 to Nov 2022
  • Teaching Assistant – (Department of Mechanical Engineering) – National Institute of Technology Calicut, Dec’2015 to Dec’2020
  • Assistant professor – (Department of Mechanical Engineering) – Heera College of Engineering, Trivandrum,  June’2013 to Dec’2015
Projects

Sponsored Projects

  • “Development of condition monitoring and predictive maintenance system for gear box” – TIH-IoT , IIT Bombay (4,00,000) -PI
  • ““Design and development of load carrying device” – BIRAC, Govt of India (Rs. 1,00,000)-PI “Development of a low cost exoskeleton” DIC- IISC, (Rs, 1,00,000)-PI
Reviewers (National/International Journals; Conferences)

International Journals

  • Natural Language Processing Journal, Elsevier
  • Engineering Research Express, IOP
  • BMC Biomedical Engineering, Springer
  • Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, Willey
  • PLOS ONE
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