College of Education and Human Development

School of Kinesiology

Naveen Elangovan

  • Research Scientist in the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory

  • School of Kinesiology
    Cooke Hall
    1900 University Ave SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455-0376

Naveen Elangovan

Areas of interest

Movement neuroscience, neurorehabilitation, proprioception, somatosensation, biomechanics, medical device development




Dr. Elangovan is a research scientist in Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory. His research interests are in the fields of movement neuroscience and neurological rehabilitation. He is interested in developing novel clinical devices for diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions such as stroke and dystonia. His current research focuses on enhancing proprioceptive function and motor performance in healthy and neurological population using robotic technology.


Cappello, Leonardo, Sara Contu, Naveen Elangovan, Sanaz Khosravani, Juergen Konczak, and Lorenzo Masia. "Evaluation of wrist joint proprioception by means of a robotic device." In Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence (URAI), 2014 11th International Conference on, pp. 531-534. IEEE, 2014.

Cappello, Leonardo, Naveen Elangovan, Sara Contu, Sanaz Khosravani, Jürgen Konczak, and Lorenzo Masia. "Robot-aided assessment of wrist proprioception." Frontiers in human neuroscience 9 (2015).

Aman, Joshua E., Naveen Elangovan, I-Ling Yeh, and Jürgen Konczak. "The effectiveness of proprioceptive training for improving motor function: a systematic review." Frontiers in human neuroscience 8 (2014).

Elangovan, Naveen, Amanda Herrmann, and Jürgen Konczak. "Assessing proprioceptive function: evaluating joint position matching methods against psychophysical thresholds." Physical therapy 94, no. 4 (2014): 553-561.