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Madeleine Lowery

Professor

School Of Electrical & Electronic Eng
Engineering Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7161911
Email: madeleine.lowery@ucd.ie

Biography

Madeleine Lowery is a Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Dublin.   Her research is focused on using engineering methods to understand the human nervous system as it relates to movement, in health and disease, and to design therapies and technologies to improve impaired motor function.  She leads an interdisciplinary research team in the area of Neuromuscular Systems and Neural Engineering.  Her research interests include electromyography, bioelectromagnetics, myoelectric control of artificial limbs, electrical stimulation, deep brain stimulation and neural control of movement.  

Between 2000 and 2005, Dr Lowery was a Postdoctoral Fellow then Research Assistant Professor at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University. She received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College Dublin, in 1996 and 2000, respectively. She is a member of the IEEE and a member of the Council of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK).    She is a Funded Investigator in the SFI Insight Centre for Data Analytics and the CURAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices.  In January 2015 she was awarded a Consolidator grant by the European Research Council.

Professional

 

Associations

Association: International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Function/Role: Commitee Member
Association: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Function/Role: Member
Association: Society for Neuroscience, Function/Role: Member
                       

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Lowery, Madeleine M. (2017) 'Modeling Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease: Volume Conductor, Network, and Mean-Field Models' In: Moustafa, Ahmed A (eds). Computational Models of Brain and Behavior. London: Wiley. [Details]
Kelly, A., Ballerini, L., Lowery, M., and Biggs, M. (2017) 'Engineering the Neural Interface' In: Ducheyne, P., Grainger, D.W., Healy, K.E., Hutmacher, D.W., and Kirkpatrick, C.J. (eds.) (eds). Comprehensive Biomaterials II. Oxford: Elsevier. [Details]
Lowery, MM. (2016) 'EMG Modeling and Simulation' In: Merletti, R; Farina, D (eds). Surface Electromyography: Physiology, Engineering and Applications. US: Wiley-IEEE Press. [Details]
Lowery M.M; (2007) 'Electromyography' In: Lowery M.M; (eds). Encyclopedic Reference of Neuroscience. London: Springer. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Lara McManus, Xiaogang Hu, William Z. Rymer, Nina L. Suresh and Madeleine Lowery (2017) 'Motor unit activity during fatiguing isometric muscle contraction in hemispheric stroke survivors'. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, . [Details]
Schmidt C, Dunn E, Lowery M, van Rienen U. (2017) 'Uncertainty Quantification of Oscillation Suppression during DBS in a Coupled Finite Element and Network Model'. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, . [Details]
Wu R, Delahunt E, Ditroilo M, Lowery M, De Vito G (2017) 'Effect of knee joint angle and contraction intensity on hamstrings co-activation'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 49 (8):1668-1676. [DOI] [Details]
Wu R, Delahunt E, Ditroilo M, Lowery M, De Vito G (2016) 'Effects of age and sex on neuromuscular-mechanical determinants of muscle strength'. Age, 38 (3):57. [DOI] [Details]
Davidson, CM; de Paor, AM; Cagnan, H; Lowery MM (2016) 'Analysis of Oscillatory Neural Activity in Series Network Models of Parkinson's Disease During Deep Brain Stimulation'. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 63 (1):86-96. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
McManus L, Hu X;Rymer WZ;Suresh NL;Lowery MM (2016) 'Muscle fatigue increases beta-band coherence between the firing times of simultaneously active motor units in the first dorsal interosseous muscle'. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115 (6):2830-2839. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Minogue CM, Caulfield BM, Lowery MM (2015) 'An Energetic Model of Low Frequency Isometric Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation'. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 43 (8):1865-1876. [DOI] [Details]
McManus L, Hu X, Rymer WZ, Lowery MM, Suresh NL (2015) 'Changes in motor unit behavior following isometric fatigue of the first dorsal interosseous muscle'. Journal of Neurophysiology, 113 (9):3186-3196. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Budini F., Lowery M.M., Durbaba R. and De Vito G. (2014) 'Effect of mental fatigue on induced tremor in human knee extensors'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 24 (3):412-418. [DOI] [Details]
Kang G, Lowery MM (2014) 'Effects of antidromic and orthodromic activation of STN afferent axons during DBS in Parkinson's disease: a simulation study'. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 8 . [DOI] [Details]
Curtin M, Lowery MM (2014) 'Musculoskeletal modelling of muscle activation and applied external forces for the correction of scoliosis'. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 11 . [DOI] [Details]
Davidson, C.M.; de Paor A.M.; Lowery, M.M. (2014) 'Application of Describing Function Analysis to a Model of Deep Brain Stimulation'. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 61 (3):957-965. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Mair, J.L. and Boreham, C.A. and Ditroilo, M. and Mckeown, D. and M. Lowery, M. and Caulfield, B. and De Vito, G. (2014) 'Benefits of a worksite or home-based bench stepping intervention for sedentary middle-aged adults - a pilot study'. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 34 (1):10-17. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Minogue, C.M. and Caulfield, B.M. and Lowery, M.M. (2014) 'Whole Body Oxygen Uptake and Evoked Torque During Subtetanic Isometric Electrical Stimulation of the Quadriceps Muscles in a Single 30-Minute Session'. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Budini, F. and Lowery, M.M. and Hutchinson, M. and Bradley, D. and Conroy, L. and De Vito, G. (2014) 'Dexterity training improves manual precision in patients affected by essential tremor'. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95 (4):705-710. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Budini F, McManus LM, Berchicci M, Menotti F, Macaluso A, Di Russo F, Lowery MM, De Vito G (2014) 'Alpha Band Cortico-Muscular Coherence Occurs in Healthy Individuals during Mechanically-Induced Tremor'. PLoS ONE, 9 (12). [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Minogue CM, Caulfield BM, Lowery MM (2013) 'Whole body oxygen uptake and evoked knee torque in response to low frequency electrical stimulation of the quadriceps muscles'. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 10 (1). [DOI] [Details]
Doheny, E. P., McGrath, D., Ditroilo, M., Mair, J. L., Greene, B. R., Caulfield, B., De Vito, G., Lowery, M. M. (2013) 'Effects of a low-volume, vigorous intensity step exercise program on functional mobility in middle-aged adults'. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 41 (8):1748-57. Available Online [Details]
Kang G, Lowery MM (2013) 'Interaction of oscillations, and their suppression via deep brain stimulation, in a model of the cortico-basal ganglia network'. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 21 (2):244-253. [DOI] [Details]
Grant PF, Lowery MM (2013) 'Simulation of cortico-basal ganglia oscillations and their suppression by closed loop deep brain stimulation'. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 21 (4):584-594. [DOI] [Details]
Schmidt C, Grant P, Lowery M, van Rienen U (2013) 'Influence of uncertainties in the material properties of brain tissue on the probabilistic volume of tissue activated'. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 60 (5):1378-1387. [DOI] [Details]
Grant PF, Lowery MM (2012) 'Contribution of dielectric dispersions to voltage waveforms arising from electrical stimulation'. IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY MAGAZINE, 2012 :4148-4151. [DOI] [Details]
McSharry, D,O'Connor, C,McNicholas, T,Langran, S,O'Sullivan, M,Lowery, M,McNicholas, WT (2012) 'Genioglossus fatigue in obstructive sleep apnea'. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 183 :59-66. [DOI] [Details]
Fortune E. and Lowery M.M.; (2012) 'Effect of Membrane Properties on Skeletal Muscle Fiber Excitability: A Sensitivity Analysis'. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 50 :617-629. [Details]
Fortune E, Lowery MM; (2011) 'Simulation of the interaction between muscle fiber conduction velocity and instantaneous firing rate'. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 39 (1):96-109. [DOI] [Details]
Doheny EP, Caulfield BM, Minogue CM, Lowery MM; (2010) 'Effect of subcutaneous fat thickness and surface electrode configuration during neuromuscular electrical stimulation'. Medical engineering & physics, 32 (5):468-474. [DOI] [Details]
Kattla S. and Lowery M.M.; (2010) 'Fatigue related changes in electromyographic coherence between synergistic hand muscles'. Experimental Brain Research, 202 (1):89-99. [Details]
Grant PF, Lowery MM; (2010) 'Effect of dispersive conductivity and permittivity in volume conductor models of deep brain stimulation'. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 57 (10):2386-2393. [DOI] [Details]
Lowery MM, Grant PF, ; (2009) 'Electric field distribution in a finite-volume head model of deep brain stimulation'. Medical Engineering and Physics, 31 :1095-1103. [DOI] [Details]
Zhou P, Suresh N, Lowery MM and Rymer WZ.; (2009) 'Nonlinear Spatial Filtering of Multi-channel Surface Electromyogram Signals During Low Force Contractions'. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 56 (7):1871-1879. [Details]
Fitzpatrick DP, Doheny EP, Lowery MM, O'Malley MJ, ; (2009) 'The effect of elbow joint centre displacement on force generation and neural excitation'. Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, 47 (6):589-598. [DOI] [Details]
van Dijk J.P., Lowery M.M, Lapatki B.G., Stegeman D.F; (2009) 'Evidence of potential averaging over the finite surface of a bioelectric surface electrode'. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 37 (6):1141-1151. [Details]
Lowery MM, Fortune E, ; (2009) 'Effect of extracellular potassium accumulation on muscle fiber conduction velocity: a simulation study'. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 37 (10):2105-2117. [DOI] [Details]
Lowery MM, de Paor AM, ; (2009) 'Analysis of the mechanism of action of deep brain stimulation using the concepts of dither injection and the equivalent nonlinearity'. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 56 (11 Pt 2):2717-2720. [DOI] [Details]
Doheny EP, Lowery, M.M., Fitzpatrick, D.P. and O'Malley, M.J.; (2008) 'Effect of elbow joint angle on force-EMG relationships in human elbow flexor and extensor muscles'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 18 (5):760-770. [Details]
Lowery MM, Myers LJ, Erim Z ; (2007) 'Coherence between motor unit discharges in response to shared neural inputs'. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 163 (2):384-391. [DOI] [Details]
O'Connor, C.M., Lowery, M.M., Doherty, L.S., McHugh, M., O'Muircheartaigh, C., Cullen, J., Nolan, P., McNicholas, W.T., and O'Malley M.J.; (2007) 'Improved surface EMG electrode for measuring genioglossus muscle activity'. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, 159 (1):55-67. [Details]
Zhou P, Lowery MM, Englehart KB, Huang H, Li G, Hargrove L, Dewald JP, Kuiken TA, ; (2007) 'Decoding a new neural machine interface for control of artificial limbs'. Journal of Neurophysiology, 98 (5):2974-2982. [DOI] [Details]
Lowery M.M, Weir RF, Kuiken TA.; (2006) 'Simulation of intramuscular EMG signals detected using implantable myoelectric sensors (IMES)'. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 53 (10):1926-1933. [Details]
Lowery, M. M.,Erim, Z.; (2005) 'A simulation study to examine the effect of common motoneuron inputs on correlated patterns of motor unit discharge'. Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 19 (2):107-24. [Details]
Stoykov NS, Lowery MM, Kuiken TA.; (2005) 'A finite-element analysis of the effect of muscle insulation and shielding on the surface EMG signal'. IEEE Transactions in Biomedical Engineering, 52 :117-121. [Details]
Beck, RBJ,Houtman, CJ,O'Malley, MJ,Lowery, MM,Stegeman, DF; (2005) 'A technique to track individual motor unit action potentials in surface EMG by monitoring their conduction velocities and amplitudes'. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 52 (NA):622-629. [DOI] [Details]
Kuiken TA, Lowery MM, Stoykov NS, Dewald JP, ; (2004) 'Volume conduction in an anatomically based surface EMG model'. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 51 (12):2138-2147. [DOI] [Details]
Myers, L.,Erim, Z.,Lowery, M. M.; (2004) 'Time and frequency domain methods for quantifying common modulation of motor unit firing patterns'. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 1 (1):2. [Details]
Lowery M.M., Stoykov N.S., Dewald J.P.A. and Kuiken T.A. ; (2004) 'Volume Conduction in an Anatomically-Based Surface EMG Model'. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 51 (12):2138-2147. [Details]
Kuiken TA, Lowery MM, Stoykov NS; (2003) 'The effect of subcutaneous fat on myoelectric signal amplitude and cross-talk'. Prosthetics and orthotics international, 27 (1):48-54. [Details]
Lowery, M. M.,Stoykov, N. S.,Kuiken, T. A.; (2003) 'Independence of myoelectric control signals examined using a surface EMG model'. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 50 (6):789-93. [Details]
Lowery, M. M.,Stoykov, N. S.,Kuiken, T. A.; (2003) 'A simulation study to examine the use of cross-correlation as an estimate of surface EMG cross talk'. Journal of Applied Physiology, 94 (4):1324-34. [Details]
Lowery, MM, O'Malley, MJ, ; (2003) 'Analysis and simulation of changes in EMG amplitude during high-level fatiguing contractions'. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 50 (9):1052-1062. [DOI] [Details]
Stoykov NS, Kuiken TA, Lowery MM, Taflove A.; (2003) 'Finite-element time-domain algorithms for modeling linear Debye and Lorentz dielectric dispersions at low frequencies'. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 50 (9):1100-1107. [Details]
Myers, LJ; Lowery, M; O'Malley, M; Vaughan, CL; Heneghan, C; Gibson, ASC; Harley, YXR; Sreenivasan, R; ; (2003) 'Rectification and non-linear pre-processing of EMG signals for cortico-muscular analysis'. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 124 (2):157-165. [Details]
Stoykov, N. S.,Lowery, M. M.,Taflove, A.,Kuiken, T. A.; (2002) 'Frequency- and time-domain FEM models of EMG: Capacitive effects and aspects of dispersion'. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 49 (8):763-772. [Details]
Lowery, M. M.,Stoykov, N. S.,Taflove, A.,Kuiken, T. A.; (2002) 'A multiple-layer finite-element model of the surface EMG signal'. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 49 (5):446-454. [Details]
Lowery, M.,Nolan, P.,O'Malley, M.; (2002) 'Electromyogram median frequency, spectral compression and muscle fibre conduction velocity during sustained sub-maximal contraction of the brachioradialis muscle'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 12 (2):111-118. [Details]
St Clair Gibson A, Lambert M. I., Vaughan C. L., Lowery, M., O'Malley M. J., and Noakes TD; (2001) 'The impact of anterior cruciate ligament deficiency and reconstruction on bilateral thigh muscle activity during stair descent'. South African Journal of Physiotherapy, 57 :16-21. [Details]
Kuiken, T. A.,Stoykov, N. S.,Popovic, M.,Lowery, M.,Taflove, A.; (2001) 'Finite element modeling of electromagnetic signal propagation in a phantom arm'. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 9 (4):346-354. [Details]
Lowery, M. M.,Vaughan, C. L.,Nolan, P. J.,O'Malley, M. J.; (2000) 'Spectral compression of the electromyographic signal due to decreasing muscle fiber conduction velocity'. IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering, 8 (3):353-361. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Davidson, C. De Vito, G., Lowery M.M. (2016) Effect of oral glucose supplementation on surface electromyographic signal during fatiguing dynamic exercise Conf Proc IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society , pp.3498-3502 [Details]
Lowery MM, McManus L, Hu X, Rymer WZ, Suresh NL. (2016) Motor unit coherence and synchronization in response to sustained isometric contraction of the first dorsal interosseous muscle Proc. International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology Congress [Details]
Krieger, K., Lowery, M.M., O¿Cearbhaill, E.D. (2016) Development of flexible microneedle electrodes for recording of surface EMG Proc. International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology Congress [Details]
Flood MW, Jensen BR, Malling AS, Rose MH, Lowery MM. (2016) Nonlinear analysis of electromyography in parkinson¿s disease during isometric leg extension Proc. International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology Congress [Details]
Davidson C., de Vito G., Lowery M. (2016) Changes in the surface electromyographic signal during high intensity fatiguing dynamic exercise Proc International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology Congress [Details]
McManus LM, Hu X, Rymer WZ, Suresh NL, Lowery MM. (2016) Alterations in motor unit firing rate and action potential properties during isometric fatigue in stroke survivors Proc International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology Congress [Details]
Wu, R; Delahunt, E; Ditroilo, M; Lowery, M; De Vito, G (2016) Effect of knee joint angle and contraction intensity on quadriceps and hamstrings coactivation in healthy young humans Joint Meeting of the American Physiological Society and The Physiological Society [Details]
Schmidt, C.,Dunn, E.,Lowery, M.,Van Rienen, U. (2015) Simulating the therapeutic effects of deep brain stimulation in rodents using a cortico-basal ganglia network and volume conductor model 2015 7th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER) , pp.852-855 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Dunn, E.M.,Lowery, M.M. (2015) A model of the cortico-basal ganglia network and local field potential during deep brain stimulation 2015 7th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER) , pp.848-851 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
McManus, L.M.,Hu, X.,Rymer, W.Z.,Suresh, N.L.,Lowery, M.M. (2015) Fatigue-related alterations to intra-muscular coherence Neural Engineering (NER), 2015 7th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on , pp.902-905 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
de Paor, A.M.; Davidson, C.M.; Lowery, M.M. (2014) Using the root locus method to analyze pathological oscillations in neurological diseases ELEKTRO 2014 Rajecke Teplice, , 19-MAY-14 - 20-MAY-14 , pp.543-547 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Davidson, C.M.; Cagnan, H.; de Paor, A.M.; Lowery, M.M. (2014) Suppression of pathological oscillatory neural activity in a model of deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease: comparison of theoretical and experimental data ISEK 2014 [Details]
L. M. McManus, F. Budini, A. Macaluso, F. Di Russo, M. Berchicci, F. Menotti, M. M. Lowery, G. De Vito. (2013) Analysis of the Effects of Mechanically Induced tremor on EEG-EMG Coherence Using Wavelet and Partial Directed Coherence Neural Engineering (NER), 2013 6th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Davidson C., de Paor A.M. Cagnan H. and Lowery M.M (2013) Analysis of a Fourth Order Model of Neural Synchrony and Applied Stimulation using Control Theory Neural Engineering (NER), 2013 6th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on San Diego, California, , 06-NOV-13 - 08-NOV-13 , pp.174-177 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Dunn, E. and Lowery, M. (2013) Simulation of PID Control Schemes for Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation Neural Engineering (NER), 2013 6th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Available Online [DOI] [Details]
M. Curtin,L. M. McManus, U. McCarthy-Persson, M. M. Lowery (2013) EMG-Driven model of the Lumbar Spine during Flexion, Bending and Rotation using OpenSim International Society of Biomechanics Congress XXIV [Details]
Davidson, C.M.; Lowery, M.M.; de Paor, A.M. (2013) Application of temporally non-regular deep brain stimulation to a control theory model of the Parkinsonian basal ganglia Neuroscience 2013 San Diego, California, , 09-NOV-13 - 13-NOV-13 [Details]
McManus, L. M.; Budini, F.; Macaluso, A.; Di Russo, F.; Berchicci, M.; Menotti, F.; Lowery, M. M.; De Vito, G (2012) Alpha EEG-EMG coherence during mechanically induced tremor Annual Meeting of the Neuroscience-Society New Orleans, , 13-OCT-13 - 17-OCT-12 [Details]
Davidson C.M.; de Paor, A.M.; Lowery, M.M. (2012) Insights from control theory into deep brain stimulation for relief from Parkinson's disease ELEKTRO 2012 Rajeck Teplice, , 21-MAY-12 - 22-MAY-12 , pp.2-7 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Curtin, M., Lowery, M.M., (2012) Comparison of predicted muscle stimulation patterns for the correction of a range of scoliotic curves XIX Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology [Details]
L. M. McManus, M. Curtin, U. McCarthy-Persson, M. M. Lowery (2012) EMG-driven biomechanical model of the spine during flexion, extension, lateral bending and axial rotation of the lumbar spine Neuroscience 2012 [Details]
L. M. McManus, F. Budini, A. Macaluso, F. Di Russo, M. Berchicci, F. Menotti, M. M. Lowery, G. De Vito (2012) Alpha band EEG-EMG coherence during mechanically induced tremor Neuroscience 2012 [Details]
Curtin, M., McManus, L.,Rajan, R., Lowery, M.M., (2012) EMG-driven biomechanical model of the spine during extension and flexion using OpenSim XIX Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology [Details]
Davidson C., de Paor A.M. and Lowery M.M. (2012) Physiological Basis of a Control Theory Model of Deep Brain Stimulation Neuroscience 2012 [Details]
Davidson CM, Lowery MM, de Paor AM. (2011) Application of non-linear control theory to a model of deep brain stimulation Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc [Details]
Kang G, Lowery MM. (2011) Effect of subthalamic nucleus interconnectivity at deep brain stimulation onset and offset: a simulation study Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc [Details]
Grant P.F. and Lowery M.M.; (2011) Adaptive DBS amplitude control DBS Dublin 2011 [Details]
Grant P.F. and Lowery M.M.; (2011) Approximations of the electrical double layer at the interface between stimulating electrodes and biological tissue may alter predicted thresholds of activation 2nd Annual Conference Of The International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society [Details]
Mair, J., De Vito, G., Ditroilo, M., McKeown, D., Coleman, S., Lowery, M., Caulfield, B., Boreham, C.; (2011) CARDIOVASCULAR RESPONSES TO A LOW VOLUME HIGH INTENSITY EXERCISE INTERVENTION IN MIDDLE AGED 16th European College of Sport Science annual meeting , 07-JUL-11 - 09-JUL-11 [Details]
Davidson, C.M.; Lowery, M.M.; de Paor, A.M. (2011) Application of non-linear control theory to a model of deep brain stimulation Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Boston, MA, , 30-AUG-11 - 03-SEP-11 , pp.6785-6788 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Minogue C, Crowe L, Caulfield B, Lowery M. ; (2010) The time dependence of oxygen uptake and evoked torque during prolonged isometric sub-tetanic NMES IFESS 2010 [Details]
Grant P.F. and Lowery M.M.; (2010) Simulation of PI control of high frequency deep brain stimulation Systems Approaches to Parkinson's Disease [Details]
Chua C.P., McSharry D.G., McNicholas W.T. and Lowery M.M. ; (2009) Towards a Genioglossus Surface EMG Model of Obstructive Sleep Apnea IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference [Details]
2. Kang G. and Lowery M.M. ; (2009) A Model of Pathological Oscillations in the Basal Ganglia and Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson¿s Disease IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference [Details]
Grant P.F. and Lowery M.M. ; (2009) Effects of the electrical double layer and dispersive tissue properties in a volume conduction model of deep brain stimulation IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference [Details]
Lowery M.M., Stegeman D.F. and van Dijk J.P.; (2009) Computational evidence of potential averaging over the finite surface of a bioelectric surface electrode Dutch Biomedical Engineering Conference 2009 [Details]
5. McSharry D.G., McNicholas C., Lowery M.M., O'Connor C., Langran S., O'Sullivan M. and McNicholas W.T. ; (2009) Measurement of genioglossus fatigue in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome patients and control American Thoracic Society International Conference [Details]
Grant P.F. and Lowery M.M.; (2009) Effect of tissue capacitance and dispersion on the electric field due to deep brain stimulation Proceedings of the 15th Bioengineering in Ireland [Details]
Grant P.F. and Lowery M.M.; (2009) Quantifying the effects of material property frequency dispersion in volume conductor models of deep brain stimulation Proceedings of the 20th IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference [Details]
1. Chua C.P., McSharry D.G., McNicholas W.T. and Lowery M.M. ; (2009) Towards a Genioglossus Surface EMG Model of Obstructive Sleep Apnea IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference [Details]
Kattla S. and Lowery M.M. ; (2008) EMG coherence between synergistic hand muscles is increased during post-fatigue isometric contraction Neuroscience 2007 [Details]
Doheny E.P., Caulfield B.M., Minogue C.M. and Lowery M.M. ; (2008) The Effect of Subcutaneous Fat Thickness on the Efficacy of Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation 30th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 2008 [Details]
Doheny, E.P. and Caulfield, B.M. and Minogue, C.M. and Lowery, M.M. (2008) The effect of subcutaneous fat thickness on the efficacy of transcutaneous electrical stimulation Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2008. EMBS 2008. 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE , pp.5684-5687 [Details]
Grant P. and Lowery M.M. ; (2008) Effect of tissue capacitance and dispersion in an inhomogeneous model of deep brain stimulation  Neuroscience 2008 [Details]
Minogue C, Crowe L, Caulfield B, Lowery M, Reilly R; (2008) Evaluation of a Hill model in predicting the energetics of sub-tetanic electrical stimulation of muscle Proceedings of XIII International FES Society Conference, Freiburg, Germany , 21-SEP-08 - 25-SEP-08 [Details]
Doheny E, Caulfield B, Minogue C, Lowery M; (2008) The Effects of Subcutaneous Fat, Electrode Size and Inter-Electrode Distance During Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation Proceedings of XIII International FES Society Conference, Freiburg, Germany , 21-SEP-08 - 25-SEP-08 [Details]
Doheny E, Caulfield B, Minogue C, Lowery M; (2008) The Effect of Subcutaneous Fat Thickness on the Efficacy of Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Vancouver, Canada, , 20-AUG-08 - 24-AUG-08 [Details]
McSharry D., Lowery M., O'Sullivan M., O'Connor C., Langran S. and McNicholas W. ; (2008) Validation of a novel surface electrode array to measure genioglossus fatigability  European Respiratory Society Annual Congress, Berlin, Oct. 2008 [Details]
Lowery MM; (2008) Effect of rectification on surface EMG coherence XVIIth Congress of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesioloy [Details]
Grant, P.F. and Lowery M.M.; (2008) Simulation of electric field due to deep brain stimulation in a generalized inhomogeneous head model Proceedings of the 14th Bioengineering In Ireland Conference [Details]
Grant P.F. and Lowery M.M.; (2008) Effect of tissue dispersion in a finite element model of Deep Brain Stimulation Proceedings of Bioengineering 2008, Imperial College London, UK [Details]
Doheny E.P., Caulfield B.M., Minogue C.M. and Lowery M.M. ; (2008) Effect of Subcutaneous Fat Thickness, Electrode Size and Inter-Electrode Distance During Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation  International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society Conference, Freiburg, Germany, Sept. 2008 [Details]
Fortune E. and Lowery M.M. ; (2008) Effect of Motor Unit Firing Rate on Accumulation of Extracellular Potassium and Muscle Fiber Conduction Velocity XVIIth Congress of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesioloy [Details]
O'Connor C., Thorpe S., O'Malley M, Lowery M.M. and Vaughan C.L. ; (2008) EMG analysis of developmental changes in human gait XVIIth Congress of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesioloy [Details]
Grant P. and Lowery M.M.; (2007) Modelling the electric field distribution of Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's disease using an inhomogenous finite element head model Neuroscience 2007 [Details]
Doheny E., Lowery M. and de Paor A.; (2007) Exploration of an idea for the estimation of net elbow muscle torque, using a nonlinear observer suggested by control theory Transcom 2007 [Details]
Fortune E. and Lowery M.M.; (2007) The Effect of Extracellular Potassium Concentration on Muscle Fiber Conduction Velocity Examined Using Model Simulation 29th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference [Details]
Fortune, E.,Lowery, M.M.; (2007) Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc The Effect of Extracellular Potassium Concentration on Muscle Fiber Conduction Velocity Examined Using Model Simulation [Details]
Doheny EP, Lowery MM, FitzPatrick DP, O'Malley MJ, ; (2007) IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference A neuromusculoskeletal model of the elbow joint for pre-clinical testing of total elbow replacement , pp.2400-2403 [DOI] [Details]
Lowery MM, Fortune E, ; (2007) Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society The effect of extracellular potassium concentration on muscle fiber conduction velocity examined using model simulation , pp.2726-2729 [DOI] [Details]
Grant P. and Lowery M.M. ; (2007) Modelling the electric field distribution of Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson¿s disease using an inhomogenous finite element head model  Neuroscience 2007 [Details]
Fortune E. and Lowery M.M. ; (2007) The Effect of Extracellular Potassium Concentration on Muscle Fiber Conduction Velocity Examined Using Model Simulation Neuroscience 2007 [Details]
Doheny E.P., Lowery M.M., FitzPatrick D.P. and O¿Malley M.J. ; (2007) A neuromusculoskeletal model for pre-clinical testing of elbow joint replacements Neuroscience 2008 [Details]
Doheny E.P., Lowery M.M., FitzPatrick D.P. and O'Malley M.J.; (2007) A neuromusculoskeletal model for pre-clinical testing of elbow joint replacements Neuroscience 2007 [Details]
Doheny E., Lowery M., Fitzpatrick D., and O'Malley M.J.; (2007) A neuromusculoskeletal model of the elbow joint for pre-clinical testing of total elbow replacement IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society [Details]
Doheny E.P., Lowery M.M., FitzPatrick D.P. and O'Malley M.J. ; (2007) A neuromusculoskeletal model of the elbow joint for pre-clinical testing of total elbow replacement 29th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference San Diego, [Details]
Doheny E.P., Lowery M.M., FitzPatrick D.P. and O'Malley M.J. ; (2007) A neuromusculoskeletal model for pre-clinical testing of elbow joint replacements Neuroscience [Details]
Doheny E.P., Lowery M.M., FitzPatrick D.P. and O'Malley M.J. ; (2007) A neuromusculoskeletal model for pre-clinical testing of elbow joint replacements 37th Annual Meeing - Society for Neuroscience [Details]
Lowery, M.M., Myers, L.J. and Erim, Z.; (2006) Coherence between motor unit discharge in response to shared neural inputs XVIth Congress of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesioloy Turin Italy, , 29-JUN-06 - 03-JUL-06 [Details]
Lowery, M.M., Zhou, P., Englehart, K.B. and Kuiken, T.A.; (2006) Multi-channel surface EMG following nerve-muscle reinnervation of the pectoralis muscles in a shoulder disarticulation amputee XVIth Congress of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesioloy Turin Italy, , 29-JUN-06 - 02-JUN-06 [Details]
Doheny, E., Fitzpatrick, D., O'Malley, M.J. and Lowery, M.; (2006) A model of the neuromusculoskeletal system for use in pre clinical testing of joint replacements Proceedings of the XIVth Congress of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesioloy (ISEK) Turin, Italy, [Details]
Doheny E, Lowery MM, FitzPatrick D and O'Malley MJ; (2006) A neuromusculoskeletal model of the elbow joint Proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Biomechanics [Details]
Doheny, E., FitzPatrick, D., Lowery, M. and O'Malley, M.; (2006) Validating a neuromusculoskeletal model of the elbow joint 5th World Congress of Biomechanics Munich, , 29-JUL-06 - 04-AUG-06 [Details]
Doheny, E., FitzPatrick, D., O'Malley, M.J., Lowery, M.M.; (2006) A model of the neuromuscularskeltal system for use in pre-clinical testing of joint replacements XVIth Congress of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesioloy Turin Italy, , 29-JUN-06 - 01-JUL-06 [Details]
Doheny, E., Fitzpatrick, D., O'Malley, M.J. and Lowery, M.; (2006) A model of the neuromusculoskeletal system for use in pre clinical testing of joint replacements XIVth Congress of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesioloy (ISEK) Turin, Italy, [Details]
Lowery, M.M.; (2006) Advanced motor unit models and their use in the interpretation of surface EMG XVIth Congress of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesioloy ' pre-conference workshop on Interpretation of surface EMG Turin Italy, , 29-JUN-06 - 04-JUL-06 [Details]
Zhou, P., Lowery, M.M., Dewald, J.P.A., and Kuiken, T.A.; (2005) Towards improved myoelectric prosthesis control: high density surface EMG recording after targeted muscle reinnervation 27th Annual International  IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference Shanghai, China, [Details]
Zhou P., Lowery M.M., Weir, R.F., Kuiken, T.A.; (2005) Elimination of ECG Artefacts from Myoelectric Prosthesis Control Signals Developed by Targeted Muscle Reinnervation 27th Annual International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference [Details]
Lowery MM., Weir RF, Kuiken, TA. ; (2005) Simulation of Intramuscular EMG Signal Detection using Implantable MyoElectric Sensors 2nd International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering [Details]
Lowery MM, Myers LJ and Erim, Z.; (2005) Coherence between motor unit discharge patterns investigated using a motoneuron model 2nd International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering [Details]
Zhou P,. Lowery MM., Dewald JPA., and Kuiken TA.; (2005) Towards improved myoelectric prosthesis control: high density surface EMG recording after targeted muscle reinnervation 27th Annual International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference [Details]
Stoykov NS, Lowery MM , Heckman CJ, Taflove A and Kuiken TA.; (2005) Recording intramuscular EMG signals using surface electrodes 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics [Details]
Cullen, J., Lowery, M., McNicholas, W., Nolan, P., OMalley, M. J. and OMuircheartaigh, C.,; (2001) Optimisation of electrode design to detect myoelectric manifestations of fatigue in human genioglossus muscle XXXIV International Congress of Physiological Sciences, Christchurch, New Zealand, August 2001 Christchurch, New Zealand, [Details]
Lowery, M., Rybansky, M., and OMalley, M.J.,; (2001) Interpreting changes in surface EMG amplitude during high-level fatiguing contractions of the biceps brachii Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc. Istanbul, Turkey, October, 2001 Istanbul, Turkey, , pp.1062-1065 [Details]
Lowery, M., Vaughan, C. L. and OMalley, M. J.,; (1999) Simulation and analysis of the electromyographic signal during muscle fatigue Proceedings of the XVIIth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Calgary, Canada, August, 1999 Calgary, Canada, , pp.49 [Details]
St Clair Gibson A, Lambert M. I, Vaughan C. L, O'Malley M. J., Lowery M and Noakes T. D.; (1999) Force generation, muscle fibre composition and the concept of muscle wisdom in skeletal muscle fatigue SASMA Conference, Johannesburg, September, 1999. Abstract in South African Journal of Sports Medicine 6; S1:26, 1999 Johannesburg, [Details]
Lowery, M., and OMalley, M.J.,; (1999) Spectral compression of the Electromyographic signal due to decreasing muscle fibre conduction velocity Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop Applied Informatics in Biomedicine and Medical Engineering, Zilina, Slovak Republic, July 1999 Zilina, Slovak Republic, [Details]
Lowery, M., OMalley, M. J, Vaughan, C. L. and St. Clair Gibson, A.; (1998) A Computer Model of the Electromyographic Signal Proceedings of the XIIth Congress of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesioloy (ISEK), Montreal, Canada, June 1998 Montreal, Canada, , pp.12-13 [Details]
                                                                                                                                       

Research

Research Interests

Our research involves the application of engineering principles, in particular mathematical modelling and signal processing, to understand how the nervous system controls muscle, in healthy and diseased states. Through this research we aim to improve our understanding of the neuromuscular system, both to address fundamental questions in the control of human movement and to develop improved therapeutic and rehabilitation strategies.


Specific areas of interest include mathematical modelling and analysis of bioelectric signals, electromyography (EMG), electrical stimulation of the nervous system, myoelectric prosthetics and motor control.  Examples of research projects that our group are currently involved in include computational modelling of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson's Disease, mathematical modelling of muscle fibre excitability during fatigue, EMG signals modelling and exploring the role of oscillatory activity in the neuromuscular system.

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : ERC application Support
Start Date / End Date : 08-OCT-14 / 26-NOV-14
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Human Performance Monitoring Suite
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-16 / 28-FEB-17
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : INSIGHT - Ireland's Big Data and Analytics Research Centre
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-13 / 01-JUL-19
Sponsor : Vitalograph (Ireland) Limited
Title : Feasibility study for development of algorithms for automatic detection of over-read criteria in spirometry data
Start Date / End Date : 01-AUG-16 / 01-JUL-17
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : H2020- Proposal Preparation Support
Start Date / End Date : 13-MAR-14 / 28-MAR-15
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Quantification of uncertainty in models of deep brain stimulation
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-14 / 30-SEP-15
Sponsor : HORIZON 2020
Title : Multiscale Modelling of the Neuromuscular System for Closed Loop Deep Brain Stimulation (DBSModel)
Start Date / End Date : 01-AUG-15 / 31-JUL-20
Sponsor : INNOVATION ZED LTD (INSULCHECK)
Title : Insight - Insulcheck - Industry
Start Date / End Date : 10-MAR-15 / 09-MAR-22
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : PRTLI 5: GREP ENG - Split Accounts School of Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-11 / 31-DEC-16

Recent Postgraduates

PhD Students

Eleanor Dunn (2016)

Lara McManus  (2015)

Clare Davidson (2014)  

Conor Minogue (2014)  

Maurice Curtin (2014)  

Guiyeom Kang  (2014)  

Peadar Grant (2010)

Emma Fortune (2009)  

Emer Doheny (2008)

 

Research Masters Students

Shashikala Kattla (2012)

Sean Dunne (2010)

Guiyeom Kang (2010)

Andrew Hearn (2009)

Catherine Hanley (2008)

Current Postgraduate Students

Amy Courtney, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Secondary Supervisor

Teaching

         

Innovation & Leadership

Programme Director ME Biomedical Engineering and MSc Bioengineering.