What's New

The MAL has launched a study entitled “EMG modules as a novel biomarker of basal ganglia plasticity in Parkinson’s disease”. The study funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation aims to identify specific characteristics of muscle activity that could be linked to changes within the brain that are associated with Parkinson’s disease.

Contact Us

300 First Avenue 3rd Floor, Room 3297
Charlestown, MA 02129

For Clinical Appointments & Referrals:
Susan Regan
(617) 952-6204

For Research Study Information:
Call our Volunteer Registry Line at
(617) 952-6331



About Our Research

Our lab focuses on four primary areas: biomechanics, clinical research, robotics and wearable technology. Click on the links below to find out more.


We study the biomechanics of human movement during specific motor tasks under well-defined conditions with the aim of ameliorating and preventing mobility-related disability.

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Past Research Projects

Check out our previous research projects!

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We create robotic devices that improve movement, from the gait of children with cerebral palsy to reaching and grasping movements of stroke survivors.

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Wearable Technology

We're creating wearable sensors that will, among other uses, help in the detection of epileptic seizures, walking abnormalities, and monitoring motor fluctuations in people with Parkinson's Disease.

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