Graduate School of Engineering Science Department of Mechanical Science and Bioengineering, Assistant Professor

keyword neuromodulation,spinal cord stimulation,functional electrical stimulation,brain-machine interface,rehabilitation engineering,neuroprosthetics


  • 2011 - 2015, University of Toronto, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering

Research History

  • 2020 - Present, Global Center for Medical Engineering and Informatics (MEI Center), Concurrent faculty member
  • 2018 - Present, Osaka University, Graduate School of Engineering Science / Department of Mechanical Science and Bioengineering, Assistant Professor
  • 2015 - 2018, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Science / Department of Life Sciences, Research Fellow
  • 2015 - 2015, University of São Paulo, Faculty of Medicine, Visiting Scholar
  • 2009 - 2015, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - UHN, Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (REL), Research Engineer

Research Areas

  • Life sciences, Neuroscience - general
  • Life sciences, Neuroscience - general
  • Life sciences, Rehabilitation science

Professional Memberships

  • IEEE Brain Community
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBS)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS)


  • Muscle-specific movement-phase-dependent modulation of corticospinal excitability during upper-limb motor execution and motor imagery combined with virtual action observation., Yoshiyuki Suzuki,Naotsugu Kaneko,Atsushi Sasaki,Fumiya Tanaka,Kimitaka Nakazawa,Taishin Nomura,Matija Milosevic, Neuroscience letters, Vol. 755, p. 135907-135907, 2021/04/19
  • Contribution of each motor point of quadriceps femoris to knee extension torque during neuromuscular electrical stimulation., Derrick Lim,Mikael Del Castillo,Austin J Bergquist,Matija Milosevic,Kei Masani, IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering : a publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Vol. PP, 2021/01/19
  • Why brain-controlled neuroprosthetics matter: mechanisms underlying electrical stimulation of muscles and nerves in rehabilitation, Matija Milosevic,Cesar Marquez-Chin,Kei Masani,Masayuki Hirata,Taishin Nomura,Milos R. Popovic,Kimitaka Nakazawa, BioMedical Engineering OnLine, 2020/12
  • Postural instability via a loss of intermittent control in elderly and patients with Parkinson’s disease: A model-based and data-driven approach, Yasuyuki Suzuki,Akihiro Nakamura,Matija Milosevic,Kunihiko Nomura,Takao Tanahashi,Takuyuki Endo,Saburo Sakoda,Pietro Morasso,Taishin Nomura, Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 2020/11
  • Cortical and subcortical neural interactions between trunk and upper-limb muscles in humans., Atsushi Sasaki,Matija Milosevic,Kimitaka Nakazawa, Neuroscience, 2020/10/16
  • Interlimb neural interactions in corticospinal and spinal reflex circuits during preparation and execution of isometric elbow flexion., Atsushi Sasaki,Naotsugu Kaneko,Yohei Masugi,Matija Milosevic,Kimitaka Nakazawa, Journal of neurophysiology, 2020/07/22
  • Changes in corticospinal excitability during bilateral and unilateral lower-limb force control tasks, Akiko Yamaguchi,Atsushi Sasaki,Yohei Masugi,Matija Milosevic,Kimitaka Nakazawa, Experimental Brain Research, Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020/06/26
  • Force Control of Ankle Dorsiflexors in Young Adults: Effects of Bilateral Control and Leg Dominance., Akiko Yamaguchi,Matija Milosevic,Atsushi Sasaki,Kimitaka Nakazawa, Journal of motor behavior, Vol. 52, No. 2, p. 226-235, 2020
  • Effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and voluntary commands on the spinal reflex excitability of remote limb muscles., Kato T,Sasaki A,Yokoyama H,Milosevic M,Nakazawa K, Experimental brain research, 2019/10
  • On the reflex mechanisms of cervical transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation in human subjects., Milosevic M,Masugi Y,Sasaki A,Sayenko DG,Nakazawa K, Journal of neurophysiology, 2019/03
  • Relationship Between Posturography, Clinical Balance and Executive Function in Parkinson´s Disease, Carolina de,Oliveira Souza,Mariana Callil Voos,Alessandra Ferreira Barbosa,Janini Chen,Debora Cristina Valente Francato,Matija Milosevic,Milos Popovic,Erich Talamoni Fonoff,Hsin Fen Chien,Egberto Reis Barbosa, Journal of Motor Behavior, Informa {UK} Limited, Vol. 51, No. 2, p. 1-221, 2019/03
  • Short-term inhibition of spinal reflexes in multiple lower limb muscles after neuromuscular electrical stimulation of ankle plantar flexors, Matija Milosevic,Yohei Masugi,Hiroki Obata,Atsushi Sasaki,Milos R. Popovic,Kimitaka Nakazawa, Experimental Brain Research, Springer Nature, Vol. 237, No. 2, p. 467-476, 2019/02
  • Contractile properties of superficial skeletal muscle affect postural control in healthy young adults: A test of the rambling and trembling hypothesis., Shin S,Milosevic M,Chung CM,Lee Y, PloS one, Vol. 14, No. 10, 2019
  • Effects of spinal cord stimulation on postural control in Parkinson's disease patients with freezing of gait, de Lima-Pardini,Andrea Cristina,Coelho Daniel Boari,Souza Carolina Pinto,Souza Carolina Oliveira,Ghilardi Maria,Gabriela Dos Santos,Garcia Tiago,Voos Mariana,Milosevic Matija,Hamani Clement,Teixeira Luis Augusto,Fonoff Erich Talamoni, eLife, Vol. 7, 2018/08
  • Evidence for existence of trunk-limb neural interaction in the corticospinal pathway, Atsushi Sasaki,Matija Milosevic,Hirofumi Sekiguchi,Kimitaka Nakazawa, Neuroscience Letters, Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Vol. 668, p. 31-36, 2018/03/06
  • Short-term effects of electrical nerve stimulation on spinal reciprocal inhibition depend on gait phase during passive stepping, Hiroki Obata,Tetsuya Ogawa,Matija Milosevic,Noritaka Kawashima,Kimitaka Nakazawa, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Elsevier Ltd, Vol. 38, p. 151-154, 2018/02/01
  • Wheelchair Neuroprosthesis for Improving Dynamic Trunk Stability, Kramay Patel,Matija Milosevic,Kimitaka Nakazawa,Milos R. Popovic,Kei Masani, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL SYSTEMS AND REHABILITATION ENGINEERING, IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, Vol. 25, No. 12, p. 2472-2479, 2017/12
  • Lateral hypothalamic activity indicates hunger and satiety states in humans, Omid Talakoub,Raquel R. Paiva,Matija Milosevic,Marcelo Q. Hoexter,Ruth Franco,Eduardo Alho,Jessie Navarro,Jose F. Pereira,Milos R. Popovic,Cary Savage,Antonio C. Lopes,Pedro Alvarenga,Durval Damiani,Manoel J. Teixeira,Euripides C. Miguel,Erich T. Fonoff,Marcelo C. Batistuzzo,Clement Hamani, ANNALS OF CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL NEUROLOGY, WILEY, Vol. 4, No. 12, p. 897-901, 2017/12
  • Postural regulatory strategies during quiet sitting are affected in individuals with thoracic spinal cord injury, Matija Milosevic,Dany H. Gagnon,Philippe Gourdou,Kimitaka Nakazawa, GAIT & POSTURE, ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD, Vol. 58, p. 446-452, 2017/10
  • Muscle synergies reveal impaired trunk muscle coordination strategies in individuals with thoracic spinal cord injury, Matija Milosevic,Hikaru Yokoyama,Murielle Grangeon,Kei Masani,Milos R. Popovic,Kimitaka Nakazawa,Dany H. Gagnon, JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY, ELSEVIER SCI LTD, Vol. 36, p. 40-48, 2017/10
  • Anticipation of direction and time of perturbation modulates the onset latency of trunk muscle responses during sitting perturbations, Matija Milosevic,Masahiro Shinya,Kei Masani,Kramay Patel,Kristiina M. V. McConville,Kimitaka Nakazawa,Milos R. Popovic, JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY, ELSEVIER SCI LTD, Vol. 26, p. 94-101, 2016/02
  • Trunk muscle co-activation using functional electrical stimulation modifies center of pressure fluctuations during quiet sitting by increasing trunk stiffness, Matija Milosevic,Kei Masani,Noel Wu,Kristiina M. V. McConville,Milos R. Popovic, JOURNAL OF NEUROENGINEERING AND REHABILITATION, BIOMED CENTRAL LTD, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2015/11
  • Trunk control impairment is responsible for postural instability during quiet sitting in individuals with cervical spinal cord injury, Matija Milosevic,Kei Masani,Meredith J. Kuipers,Hossein Rahouni,Mary C. Verrier,Kristiina M. V. McConville,Milos R. Popovic, CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS, ELSEVIER SCI LTD, Vol. 30, No. 5, p. 507-512, 2015/06
  • Spinal cord stimulation for gait impairment in spinocerebellar ataxia 7, Christos Sidiropoulos,Kei Masani,Tiago Mestre,Matija Milosevic,Yu-Yan Poon,Melanie Fallis,Binit B. Shah,Suneil K. Kalia,Milos R. Popovic,Andres M. Lozano,Elena Moro, JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, SPRINGER HEIDELBERG, Vol. 261, No. 3, p. 570-574, 2014/03
  • Active video game head movement inputs, Kristiina M. Valter McConville,Matija Milosevic, PERSONAL AND UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING, SPRINGER LONDON LTD, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 253-257, 2014/01
  • Visualization of Trunk Muscle Synergies During Sitting Perturbations Using Self-Organizing Maps (SOM), Matija Milosevic,Kristiina M. Valter McConville,Ervin Sejdic,Kei Masani,Matthew J. Kyan,Milos R. Popovic, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, Vol. 59, No. 9, p. 2516-2523, 2012/09
  • Evaluation of Protective Gloves and Working Techniques for Reducing Hand-arm Vibration Exposure in the Workplace, Matija Milosevic,Kristiina M. Valter McConville, JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, JAPAN SOC OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 250-253, 2012/05
  • Arm Movement Effect On Balance, Mohsen Shafeie,Sara Manifar,Matija Milosevic,Kristiina M. Valter McConville, 2012 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC), IEEE, Vol. 2012, p. 4549-4552, 2012
  • Video game-based neuromuscular electrical stimulation system for calf muscle training: A case study, D. G. Sayenko,K. Masani,M. Milosevic,M. F. Robinson,A. H. Vette,K. M. V. McConville,M. R. Popovic, MEDICAL ENGINEERING & PHYSICS, ELSEVIER SCI LTD, Vol. 33, No. 2, p. 249-255, 2011/03
  • Arm movement improves performance in clinical balance and mobility tests, Matija Milosevic,Kristiina M. Valter McConville,Kei Masani, GAIT & POSTURE, ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD, Vol. 33, No. 3, p. 507-509, 2011/03
  • Audio-visual biofeedback system for postural control, Milosevic M,McConville K.M.V, International Journal on Disability and Human Development, Vol. 10, No. 4, p. 321-324, 2011
  • Video game-based exercise for improvement of calf muscle properties: A case study, Sayenko D.G,Milosevic M,Masani K,Sanin E.G,McConville K.M,Popovic M.R, IFMBE Proceedings, Vol. 25, No. 9, p. 580-583, 2009
  • Measurement of vibrations and evaluation of protective gloves for work with hand-held power tools in industrial settings, Matija Milosevic,Kristiina M. V. McConville, 2007 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY, VOLS 1-16, IEEE, p. 2281-2284, 2007
  • Head movement effects in a cost-effective virtual reality training environment for balance rehabilitation, Kristiina M. Valter McConville,Sumandeep Virk,Matija Milosevic, 2007 VIRTUAL REHABILITATION, IEEE, p. 85-85, 2007
  • Measurement of vibrations and evaluation of protective gloves for work with hand-held power tools in industrial settings., Milosevic M,McConville K.M, Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, Vol. 2007, p. 2281-2284, 2007


  • 20190820, 中西 智也,Milosevic Matija,佐々木 睦,井川 大樹,山口 明子,中澤 公孝, Congress of the Japanese Physical Therapy Association, JAPANESE PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION, Vol. 46, No. 0, p. E-62_2-E-62_2, 2019
  • Neurophysiological implications of functional electrical stimulations of muscles and nerves (特集 ニューロモジュレーション), MILOSEVIC Matija,MASANI Kei,POPOVIC Milos R,NAKAZAWA Kimitaka, バイオメカニクス研究 = Japanese journal of biomechanics in sports & exercise : 日本バイオメカニクス学会機関誌, 日本バイオメカニクス学会事務局, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 84-93, 2017