The Digital Human | Dinesh Pai

Dr. Dinesh Pai is the Principal Investigator of the Institute’s Major Thematic Grant award, whose research focuses on sensorimotor computation. The scientific goal of this project is to model the complex computations, sensing and motor actions that are required to control our eyes and hand when looking at or reaching out for an object of interest. Specifically, Dr. Pai and his research team have constructed computational models of how the eyes and head are moved to direct gaze to objects of interest in the environment, and how the hand manipulates objects. These models are firmly based on neurobiological measurements of how humans actually perform these tasks. The results will have important implications for applied clinical research and therefore for human health in the long term.