Chang Yaramothu

Dr. Chang Yaramothu was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Vision and Neural Engineering Laboratory (VNEL) at NJIT. He wore many hats including Vision and Concussion Researcher and Virtual Reality Developer. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology and Biomedical Engineering at NJIT and actively collaborates with VNEL.  


He graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and its Honors College with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (BioInstrumentation Specialization) in May 2013, with an M.S in Biomedical Engineering (Neural Engineering Specialization) in May 2014, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in December 2017. 


At VNEL he was currently involved in two main projects. The first 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 systems could be deployed on a soccer field or a hospital.


His 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 reality world, making these mundane medical procedures, diagnoses, and therapies into fun and exciting games.


Check out his lab website: Sensorimotor Quantification & Rehabilitation Laboratory