Shivayogi Hiremath
Shivayogi Hiremath
Assistant Professor
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering



Dr. Shivayogi V. Hiremath has an interdisciplinary background with training in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Rehabilitation Sciences. His dissertation project focused on developing and evaluating a physical activity monitor system for individuals who use manual wheelchairs. He obtained his postdoctoral training at the Human Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering Laboratory, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (2013-2015), in the field of Neural Engineering. His training involved working with individuals with paralysis (such as spinal cord injury, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and brachial plexus injury) to achieve direct brain control of assistive devices using an electrocortiocography-based brain-computer interface system. He is a recipient of the Mary Switzer Research Fellowship (2011-12) from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research and a PVA Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015-16) from the Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation. 


  • Ph.D. Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2013
  • M.S. Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, 2013
  • B.S. Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Visveswaraiah Technological University, India, 2005


  • 2016- current       Assistant Professor, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Recent Publications

  • Hiremath, S.V., Hogaboom, N.S., Roscher, M.R., Worobey, L.A., Oyster, M.L., Boninger, M.L. Longitudinal prediction of quality of life scores and locomotion in individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Epub. 21 June 2017.

  • Hiremath, S.V., Tyler-Kabara, E.C., Wheeler, J.J., Moran, D.W., Gaunt, R.A., Collinger, J.L., Foldes, S.T., Weber, D.J., Chen, W., Boninger, M.L., Wang, W.. Human perception of electrical stimulation on the surface of somatosensory cortex. PloS ONE, 12(5), p.e0176020, 2017.

  • Hiremath, S.V., Intille, S.S., Kelleher, A., Cooper, R.A., Ding D. (2016). Estimation of energy expenditure for wheelchair users using a Physical Activity Monitoring System, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 97(7) 1146-1153, 2016. PMID: 26976800.

  • Hiremath, S.V., Intille, S.S., Kelleher, A., Cooper, R.A., Ding D. (2015). Detection of physical activities using a physical activity monitor system for wheelchair users, Medical Engineering & Physics. 37(1) 68-76. PMID: 25465284.

  • Hiremath, S.V., Ding, D., and Cooper, R.A. (2013). Development and evaluation of a gyroscope based wheel rotation monitor for manual wheelchair users, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 36(4), 347-56 PMID: 23820150.

Research Interests

  • studying health and physical activity patterns of people with disabilities in the community through wearable sensors and smartphone-based technologies

  • developing and applying novel physical activity monitoring and feedback technology, which when combined with behavioral programs aim to improve the health and physical activity of people with disabilities.