Mukesh Soni

Pedalling-based exercise performance and prevention of post-thrombolysis intracerebral haemorrhage in stroke patients

Mukesh Soni completed his PhD from the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His research focused on improving the management of ischemic stroke – finding ways to make the physical exercise engaging and motivating for stroke survivors, and helping clinicians assess the risk of hemorrhagic transformation following thrombolysis prior to treatment. As part of his PhD research, Mukesh developed a tool to predict the risk of symptomatic haemorrhage following thrombolysis using standard clinical patient data and demonstrated the application of video feedback and engagement during pedalling as a safe and effective strategy to improve self-management of stroke. His research outcomes will help to advance treatments to reduce post-haemorrhage complications and will increase compliance and enjoyability of post-stroke exercise therapy in the clinic and home.

Research/Project Duration: 2015 – 2019



Student Profile:

He completed a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from IIT Bombay in January 2001. His Master’s thesis is in telemedicine that involved developing a low-cost module for ECG Acquisition via PC Soundcard and its analysis. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (1999) and diploma in Industrial Electronics (1994).

Prior to joining PhD, Mukesh worked for over 15 years at global multi-national companies like Tektronix, Wipro Technologies, Bosch and GE Global Research. His experience spans across research and development, product management and marketing primarily for electronic test & measurement, engineering education, automotive and healthcare domains. In his previous role as Product Manager at Tektronix, he was driving the product planning and marketing of low-and-mid-range Test & Measurement instruments in engineering education sector. His corporate experience also expands in the academic horizon where he has been involved in teaching and training of engineering courses and pedagogy, conducting workshops for makers, school students and teachers in STEM subjects (Electronics, Robotics, Coding). He has many management awards, patents and publications to his credit from his association with the industry.


  • Soni, M., Wijeratne, T. and Ackland, D.C., “The use of feedback and video engagement on exercise performance during pedalling”. In Australia & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS) 24th Annual Scientific Meeting, 05-07 October 2018
  • Soni, M., Wijeratne, T. and Ackland, D.C., “The use of feedback and video engagement on exercise performance during pedalling”. In 11th Australasian Biomechanics Conference (ABC11), 03-05 December 2018
  • Soni, M., Wijeratne, T., Rasheed N.A. and Ackland, D.C., “The influence of feedback and engagement on pedalling performance in stroke patients”. In 11th Australasian Biomechanics Conference (ABC11), 03-05 December 201
  • Dey, Nibedit, Priyabrata Rautray, and Mukesh Soni. 2019. “Patient-Centered Design in a Connected Healthcare World: A Case Study.” In Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies.
  • Kanmani, B., B. Shreenivas, and Mukesh Soni. 2015. “Online Courseware for Electronics Laboratory Courses: An Example.” In Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on MOOCs, Innovation and Technology in Education, IEEE MITE 2014.
  • Soni, M. (2012). Defect Prevention: Reducing Costs and Enhancing Quality – iSixSigma. [online] iSixSigma. Available at: [Accessed 17 Oct. 2018].
  • Soni, M. and Acharya, M. (2008). Root causes of Schedule Slippage. [online] Available at: [Accessed 17 Oct. 2019].