Chang Yaramothu

My name is Chang Yaramothu and I am Doctoral Candidate in the Vision and Neural Engineering Laboratory (VNEL) at NJIT. I currently wear many hats including Vision and Concussion Researcher and Virtual Reality Developer.

I graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and its Honors College with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (BioInstrumentation Specialization) in May 2013 and with an M.S in Biomedical Engieering (Neural Engineering Specialization) in May 2014.

I am currently involved in two main projects. The first (my dissertation) is to develop a methodology for quantifying concussion through objective biomarkers. This research work involves eye movements, concussion, functional imaging, and developing portable instrumentation so these system could be deployed on a soccer field or a hospital.

My second project is to develop, design, and integrate custom-made eye tracking software into existing virtual reality headsets. My goal is to draw my vision and concussion expertise into the virtual realty world, making these mundane medical procedures, diagnosis, and therapies into fun and exciting games.

Check out my website, web.njit.edu/~cy53.