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In the Rehabilitation Biomechanics Laboratory, we focus on the study of repetitive human movements such as walking and reaching. Throughout these studies, we try to determine which aspects of movement a person actively controls and how this function can most effectively be modeled. We can then use these models, and governing control strategies, to design both passive and active devices which can mimic biological function and restore or improve function in individuals with disability. Another focus of our research is determining appropriate outcomes to measure performance with new technology.

Recent Announcements

  • Article Published in Gait and Posture PhD Student, Deema Totah, is interested in the impact of ankle-foot orthosis stiffness on walking mechanics.  She recently wrote a comprehensive literature review exploring this relationship.  The paper was ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2019, 12:03 PM by Deanna Gates
  • Dr. Jeffrey Cowley's published in Experimental Brain Research Congratulations to recent Rehab Lab graduate Dr. Jeffrey Cowley as his paper has been published in Experimental Brain Research! The full version of the paper "Influence of remote pain on ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2018, 5:54 AM by Kelsey Ebbs
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