Milos R. Popovic

Popovic, Milos

Milos Popovic | Professor
BSc (Yugoslavia), PhD (Toronto), PEng

Main Appointments

  • Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehab Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research, Neural Engineering & Therapeutics Team Leader, and Associate Scientific Director, Research, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI), University Health Network
  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

Additional Appointments

  • Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
  • Institute of Medical Science
  • Institute for Robotics & Mechatronics
  • Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

Contact Information

+1 416 978-6676 (office)
milos.popovic(at)utoronto.ca (email)
Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (web)


Research Themes

Research Interests

  • Neuro-rehabilitation
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neroprostheses
  • Functional electrical stimulation
  • Brain machine interfaces
  • Modeling and control of linear and non-linear dynamic systems
  • Signal processing

Select Publications

Rouhani H, Abe MO, Nakazawa K, Popovic MR, Masani K. Heel strike detection using split force-plate treadmill. Gait Posture. 2015 Mar 10. pii: S0966-6362(15)00069-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25800003.

Talakoub O, Popovic MR, Navaro J, Hamani C, Fonoff ET, Wong W.Temporal alignment of electrocorticographic recordings for upper limb movement. Front Neurosci. 2015 Jan 13;8:431. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25628522.

Sayenko DG, Nguyen R, Hirabayashi T, Popovic MR, Masani K.Method to Reduce Muscle Fatigue During Transcutaneous Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation in Major Knee and Ankle Muscle Groups. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2014 Dec 30. pii: 1545968314565463. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25549655.

Manson GA, Sayenko DG, Masani K, Goodman R, Wong L, Popovic MR, Tremblay L, Welsh TN. Action possibility judgments of people with varying motor abilities due to spinal cord injury. PLoS One. 2014 Oct 31;9(10):e110250. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25360601.

McGie SC, Masani K, Popovic MR. Failure of spinal paired associative stimulation to induce neuroplasticity in the human corticospinal tract. J Spinal  Cord Med. 2014 Sep;37(5):565-74. PubMed PMID: 25229738.

Kapadia N, Masani K, Catharine Craven B, Giangregorio LM, Hitzig SL, Richards  K, Popovic MR. A randomized trial of functional electrical stimulation for walking in incomplete spinal cord injury: Effects on walking competency. J Spinal Cord Med. 2014 Sep;37(5):511-24. PubMed PMID: 25229735.

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