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Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy
MD PhD(Turkey)
Research summary
Non-invasive neuromodulation, electrostimulation
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Ophthalmology
  • MED2 Respiratory System
  • Dentistry Head and Neck Anatomy
  • ANAT335 Neuromodulation: Neural Networks and Senses
  • NEUR452 Peripheral nerve stimulation to modulate body systems


Associate Professor Yusuf Ozgur Cakmak (MD, PhD) is a leading expert in applied anatomy for non-invasive wearable neuromodulation and remote health monitoring using nearable devices.

He holds over ten international patents and has founded two spinoff companies specializing in wearable neuromodulation and mobile phone-based diagnostics in the US. He also leads point-of-care technologies theme for Centre for Bioengineering at the University of Otago, where he holds an Associate Professor position at the Department of Anatomy.

Associate Professor Cakmak teaches in numerous papers including Peripheral Neuromodulation and Post-graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy. He is also a member of Interventional Technologies theme at NZ Consortium for Medical Device Technologies.

Associate Professor Cakmak’s research is supported by Health Rearch Council New Zealand and New Zealand Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence grants.

Associate Professor Cakmak provides invited expert opinions to numerous governmental grants, including NIH (US), ERC (EU), and MRFF (Australia) as well as to the Medtech showcase at the Parliament of New Zealand.


Yang, A. H. X., Kasabov, N., & Cakmak, Y. O. (2022). Machine learning methods for the study of cybersickness: A systematic review. Brain Informatics, 9(1), 24. doi: 10.1186/s40708-022-00172-6 Journal - Research Article

Maharjan, A., Khwaounjoo, P., Peng, M., & Cakmak, Y. O. (2022). Non-contact neuromodulation of the human autonomic nervous system function via different odors: Sex, menstrual cycle, and odor dose- and duration-specific effects. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 16, 950282. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2022.950282 Journal - Research Article

Khwaounjoo, P., Singh, G., Grenfell, S., Özsoy, B., MacAskill, M. R., Anderson, T. J., & Çakmak, Y. O. (2022). Non-contact hand movement analysis for optimal configuration of smart sensors to capture Parkinson's disease hand tremor. Sensors, 22(12), 4613. doi: 10.3390/s22124613 Journal - Research Article

Maharjan, A., Peng, M., Russell, B., & Cakmak, Y. O. (2022). Investigation of the optimal parameters of median nerve stimulation using a variety of stimulation methods and its effects on heart rate variability: A systematic review. Neuromodulation, 25, 1268-1279. doi: 10.1016/j.neurom.2021.10.005 Journal - Research Article

Cakmak, Y. (2022, August-September). Effects of neuromodulation on gastric slow waves validate using high-resolution body-surface mapping. Verbal presentation at the 16th New Zealand Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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