David Fletcher
Chief Technical Officer (Specialist), Physiology

Biography

David Fletcher is a Computer Science graduate with a first class honours degree in Management Information Systems (2004; TCD) and was awarded his M.Sc. in Management Information Systems in 2006 (TCD). David is also an Electronic Engineering graduate (AIT, 1993). David was appointed to the technical staff panel in the Department of Physiology, TCD, in 2000. David's current role is Chief Technical Officer (Specialist) The role encompasses research, design and development in the discipline of physiology, from human performance testing to motor neuron recruitment and measurements The role applies advances in electronic, mechanical, and software engineering technologies for the design of more practical and functional, non-intrusive, non-invasive instrumentation devices, and the acquisition of data from local and remote low powered smart sensors for both lab and field base research on humans. The role involves mentoring PhD, MSc and BSc students. The role facilitates the procurement of goods and services, teaching, publishing academic research, and administration.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Karok,S., Fletcher, D., Witney, A.G., Task-specificity of unilateral anodal and dual-M1 tDCS effects on motor learning, Neuropsychologia, 94, 2017, p84 - 95 Journal Article, 2017 URL

Sophia Karok, David Fletcher, Alice Witney, Single session of tDCS transiently enhances movement speed in a motor task for the whole lower limb, Brain Stimulation, 01/03/2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015 URL

Neil Flemming, Bernard Donne and David Fletcher, Effect of kayak ergometer elastic tension on upper limb EMG activity and 3D kinematics, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 11, 2012, p430 - 437 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Neil Fleming, Bernard Donne, David Fletcher, Nich Mahony, A Biomechanical Assessment Of Ergometer Task Specificity In Elite Flatwater Kayakers, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 2012, (11), 2012, p16 - 25 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Mark Jordan . Bernard Donne . David Fletcher, Only lower limb controlled interactive computer gaming enables an effective increase in energy expenditure, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2010, 2010 Journal Article, 2010 URL URL

Bernard Donne, Mark Jordan, David Fletcher, Energy Expenditure during "exergaming"; Comparison with common sub-maximal exercise modes., 15th Annual Congress of European College od Sport Science, Antalaya, Turkey, 23 - 27 June, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010 URL

Neil Fleming, Bernard Donne, David Fletcher, A Biomechanical Assessment of Kayak Ergormeter Task Specificity, 15th Annual ECSS-Congress, Antalya, Turkey, 23 - 27 June, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

David Fletcher, Cathal Walsh, Adrian Parkinson, James A. Redmond. , The design and implementation of a prototype web-based route navigation simulator embedded with a test of cognitive style, Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the European Learning Styles Information Network, ELSIN XIII Style and cultural differences: how can organisations, regions and countries take advantage of style differences?, Gent, Belgium, June 23-25, 2008, edited by Eva Cools, Hermann Van den Broeck, Carol Evans and Tony Redmond , (ISBN: 9789078858164), Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Gent, Belgium, 2008, pp417 - 436 Conference Paper, 2008

Research Expertise

Description

1) Protocol design; 2) Reliability and reproducibility of test protocols; 3) Biomedical instrumentation design and development; 4) Wireless instrumentation design and development; 5) Real time data acquisition & real time feedback systems; 6) Smart Sensors; 7) Medical Devices; 8) Patient remote monitoring; 9) Field testing; 10) Motor neuron recruitment; 11)Non-invasive clinical measurements; 12) Force transducer design and integration

Keywords

Biomedical Instrumentation and Applications,; ELECTRONICS; FIELD PERFORMANCE; Human computer interactions; Information systems development; INSTRUMENTATION AMPLIFIERS; Instrumentation development; Management Information Systems; MEDICAL-INSTRUMENTATION; Physiology; Project Management; SOFTWARE DESIGN; SOFTWARE RELIABILITY; SOFTWARE TESTING; Systems analysis and models development; Systems/Control; wireless networks; Wireless Sensor Networks