Patrick Kasi

Research StudentPatrick Kasi

Research Program: Bioelectronics and Neuroscience (BENS)

Thesis Title

Frictional Encoding in Tactile Afferents

Research Project

Humans have a special ability to manipulate objects with high precision. Friction between the fingers and the object plays a key role in regulating the mechanisms that are responsible for this highly developed skill in humans.

I am interested in investigating the encoding of friction in tactile afferents of the human hand, which knowledge may lead to design of bio-inspired robots and prostheses with bio-feedback. To achieve this objective, I am using microneurography technique to record tactile afferent signals.


  • 2009 – MSc. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  • 2005 – BSc. Computer Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Contact Patrick
Phone+61 2 4736 2536
LocationWestern Sydney University Kingswood campus