Our research is focused on developing and testing rehabilitation technologies to improve upper- and lower-limb function in patients with a variety of conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's, and cerebral palsy. Our clinical work is based on using technology to assess the biomechanical characteristics of motor impairments and generating reports used by clinicians to design and implement clinical interventions.
We study the use of wearable technology to monitor motor function and of robotics to improve it.
We perform clinical gait evaluations in children and adults to help rehabilitation specialists design optimal interventions.
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We are recruiting stroke survivors interested in improving their gait quality and balance. Study participants undergo training visits during which they walk on a treadmill while navigating a virtual environment. The study is funded by the BIRD Foundation.
This is a study for older adults with balance problems. Study volunteers participate in a 3-month home-based Tai Chi exercise intervention that we monitor remotely. We hope that this intervention would reduce fall risk. This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
The prescription of an optimal ankle-foot orthosis is not a trivial task. In this study, we explore the use of a robotic platform to assess the impact of different types of ankle-foot orthoses on the gait patterns displayed by stroke survivors. The project is funded by the Department of Defense.
We are testing new robotic technologies to deliver over-ground gait training. These technologies could provide a valid alternative to traditional walkers and lead to improvements in gait quality. The project is supported by the Peabody Foundation.
We rely on wearable sensors to monitor the use of the stroke-affected hand in the home and community. Using this technology, we encourage patients to fully utilize hand dexterity improvements resulting from clinical interventions. The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
The study aims to assess the use of wearable technology to monitor gait in kids who walk on their toes. We hope to be able to rely on this technology to monitor the response to interventions designed to achieve heel-to-toe gait patterns. The National Institutes of Health is supporting the study.
We are testing new technology that relies on music to facilitate gait training in stroke survivors. During the training sessions, study participants walk at the pace of the music tempo. The study is supported by the company that invented the technology (i.e., MEDRhythms Inc).
Wearable soft robotics is now being integrated into over-ground gait training. We are collaborating with researchers at Boston University to test this technology. The study explores the use of soft robotics in stroke survivors. The project is supported by the American Heart Association.
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