Mr James Alexander Hope

BEng - Chemical and Materials Engineering, MEngSt - Medical Devices and Technologies

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Biography

Graduated with BEng from University of Auckland 2007, then spent 6 years in the UK working mainly for Physik Instrumente Ltd, a company specialising in precision motion control hardware and piezoceramic technology. Returned to NZ and UoA for postgraduate study in 2015, completing an MEngSt(1st) in Medical Devices and a PhD on detecting neural activity in peripheral nerves using Electrical Impedance Tomography, an inverse imaging modality. Main research interests are in optical and electrical techniques to record and stimulate neural activity and their application to treatment or investigation of neurological disorders.

Research | Current

Using optical coherence tomography systems to record neural activity, and applications for inverse spectroscopic optical coherence tomography. 

Electrical Impedance Tomography; Optical Coherence Tomography; Finite Element Modelling; Bioelectricity; Signal Analysis. 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Hope, J., Aqrawe, Z., Lim, M., Vanholsbeeck, F., & McDaid, A. (2019). Increasing signal amplitude in electrical impedance tomography of neural activity using a parallel resistor inductor capacitor (RLC) circuit. Journal of neural engineering, 16 (6)10.1088/1741-2552/ab462b
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Frederique Vanholsbeeck, Andrew McDaid
  • Hope, J., Aristovich, K., Chapman, C. A. R., Volschenk, A., Vanholsbeeck, F., & McDaid, A. (2019). Extracting impedance changes from a frequency multiplexed signal during neural activity in sciatic nerve of rat: preliminary study in vitro. Physiological measurement, 40 (3)10.1088/1361-6579/ab0c24
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Frederique Vanholsbeeck, Andrew McDaid
  • Hope, J., Vanholsbeeck, F., & McDavid, A. (2018). Drive and measurement electrode patterns for electrode impedance tomography (EIT) imaging of neural activity in peripheral nerve. BIOMEDICAL PHYSICS & ENGINEERING EXPRESS, 4 (6)10.1088/2057-1976/aadff3
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Frederique Vanholsbeeck, Andrew McDaid
  • Hope, J., Braeuer, B., Amirapu, S., McDaid, A., & Vanholsbeeck, F. (2018). Extracting morphometric information from rat sciatic nerve using optical coherence tomography. Journal of biomedical optics, 23 (11), 1-14. 10.1117/1.jbo.23.11.116001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Frederique Vanholsbeeck, Satya Amirapu, Andrew McDaid
  • Hope, J., Vanholsbeeck, F., & McDaid, A. J. (2018). The specific impedance of the intra-fascicle environment obtained via nerve fibre models. Paper presented at XXII Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, Dublin, Ireland. 30 June - 2 July 2018. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew McDaid, Frederique Vanholsbeeck
  • Hope, J., Vanholsbeeck, F., & McDaid, A. (2018). A model of electrical impedance tomography implemented in nerve-cuff for neural-prosthetics control. Physiological measurement, 39 (4)10.1088/1361-6579/aab73a
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Frederique Vanholsbeeck, Andrew McDaid
  • Hope, J., & McDaid, A. (2017). Development of wearable wrist and forearm exoskeleton with shape memory alloy actuators. Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, 86 (3-4), 397-417. 10.1007/s10846-016-0456-7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew McDaid

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Primary office location

ENGINEERING BLOCK 5 - Bldg 405
Level 8, Room 827
5 GRAFTON RD
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand