Research Affiliates
Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering, Tier II
Director, Biomedical Engineering Program

Faculty/Department affiliation
Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
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Faculty address

Engineering Building E3 - Room 513
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg MB R3T 5V6

Contact information

Phone 204 474-7023
Fax 204 261-4639

Selected publications

Rutherford G., Lithgow B. and Moussavi Z., “Short and Long-Term Effects of rTMS Treatment on Alzheimer’s Disease at Different Stages: A Pilot Study,” J Experimental Neurosciences, 9:43-51, June 2015,

Kumaraganage C., Lithgow B. and Moussavi Z., “Investigation of a New Weighted Averaging Method to Improve SNR of Electrocochleography Recordings,” J Trans. IEEE Biomed Eng., in press. April 2015.

Soltanzadeh R. and Moussavi Z., “Sleep Stage Detection using Tracheal Breathing Sounds: A Pilot Study,” J Annals of Biomed Eng., in press March 2015.

Lithgow B., Garrett A., Moussavi Z., Gurvich C., Kulkarni J., Maller J. and Fitzgerald P., “Major Depression and Electrovestibulography,” World J Biological Psychiatry, In press, 2015.

Modirrousta M., Shams E., Katz Cara, Mansouri B., Moussavi Z, Sareen J. and Enns M., “The efficacy of deep repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over the medial prefrontal cortex in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,” J Depression and Anxiety, Accepted, March 2015.

Dastgheib Z., Lithgow B., Blakley B. and Moussavi Z., “A New Diagnostic Vestibular Evoked Response,” J. Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 44:14 in press, 2015. DOI: 10.1186/s****************

Kumaraganage C., Lithgow B. and Moussavi Z., “A new Low Noise Signal Acquisition Protocol and Electrode Placement for Electrocochleography (ECOG) Recordings,” J Med Biol Eng Comp, In press, March 2015.

Blakley B., Dastgheib Z., Lithgow B. and Moussavi Z., “Preliminary report: neural firing patterns specific for Meniere’s disease,” J. Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 43: (52) Dec. 2014.

Kumaraganage C., Lithgow B. and Moussavi Z., “Development of an Ultra-Low Noise, Miniature Signal Conditioning Device for Vestibular Evoked Response Recordings,” BioMedical Engineering Journal OnLine. 13(1) Jan. 2014.

Byagowi A., Mohades D. and Moussavi Z. “Design and Application of a Novel Virtual Reality Navigational Technology (VRNChair),” J Experimental Neuroscience, 2014:8 7-14, doi: 10.4137/JEN.S13448

Sarraf S., Birjandi A., Moussavi Z., “Non-invasive and Automatic Diagnosis of Patients at High Risk of Swallowing Aspiration,” J Med Biol Eng Comp (MBEC), DOI: 10.1007/s11517-014-1151-0014-1151-0, March 2014.

Garcia-Campuzano M., Virus-Ortega J., Smith S., and Moussavi Z., “Effect of cognitive training targeting associative memory in the elderly: A small randomized trial and a longitudinal evaluation,” J American Geriatrics Society, 61(12):2252-2254, Dec. 2013.

Rutherford G, Gole R., and Moussavi Z., “rTMS as a treatment of Alzheimer’s disease with and without comorbidity of depression: a review,” Neuroscience Journal, Volume 2013, Article ID 679389, Jan. 2013.

Azarbarzin A., Ostrowski M., Moussavi Z., Hanly P. and Younes M., “Contribution of Arousal from sleep to post-event trachycardia in patients with obstructive sleep apnea,” Sleep, 36(6):881-889, 2013.

Hemami H. and Moussavi Z., “A Model of the Basal Ganglia in Voluntary Movement and Postural Reactions,” J. Comp. Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, in press, online as of 2013,

Yadollahi A., Azarbarzin A., Montazeri A and Moussavi, Z., “Acoustic Airflow Estimation during both Sleep and Wakefulness” J. Ann Biomed Eng., 41(3):537-546, 2013.

Azarbarzin A. and Moussavi Z., “Snoring Sounds’ Intra-Subject Variability in Relation to Body Position, Sleep Stage, and Blood Oxygen Level,” J Med Biol Eng Comp, 51(4):429-439, 2013.