Recent Announcements

Emily Gardinier published in Clinical Rehabilitation

posted Aug 31, 2017, 8:05 AM by Kelsey White   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 8:06 AM ]

Post Doctoral Fellow Emily Gardinier's paper "A controlled clinical trial of a clinically-tuned powered ankle prosthesis in people with transtibial amputation" has been accepted by Clinical Rehabilitation. The goal of this study was to determine whether there are changes in level walking performance for people using a powered ankle prosthesis (BiOM T2 Ankle). The paper can be found here. Congratulations Emily!

Susannah Engdahl published in PLOS ONE

posted Aug 31, 2017, 7:37 AM by Kelsey White

Ph.D. student Susannah Engdahl's research article "Factors associated with interest in novel interfaces for upper limb prosthesis control" has been published by PLOS ONE. You can read the full paper here. Congratulations Susannah!

Mafer Larraga presents research at SROP Symposium

posted Aug 2, 2017, 10:15 AM by Kelsey White

Inline image 2Mafer Larraga is the Rehab Lab's Summer undergraduate from the University of Iowa. During the summer Mafer completed a feasibility study of arm length estimation as a measurement of embodiment. She presented her findings at the Rackham Graduate School SROP Symposium. Great job Mafer!

Dr. Jeffrey Cowley accepts position at UW Platt

posted May 30, 2017, 7:57 AM by Kelsey White   [ updated May 30, 2017, 8:00 AM ]

Recent Ph.D. graduate Jeffrey Cowley accepted a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. His appointment starts Fall of 2017. Congratulations Dr. Cowley!

Two students from the Rehab Lab graduate!

posted May 9, 2017, 12:19 PM by Kelsey White   [ updated May 9, 2017, 12:34 PM ]

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Cowley for completing his Ph.D. in Kinesiology and to Luis Nolasco for completing his Masters in Kinesiology. Here they are at commencement with lab director Dr. Deanna Gates. Luis will return to the University of Michigan for his Ph.D in Kinesiology. Dr. Cowley is the first student to receive his Ph.D. from the Rehab Lab and wants to work in academia.  

Luis Nolasco awarded Rackham Merit Fellowship!

posted Feb 22, 2017, 11:13 AM by Kelsey White

Luis Nolasco, a Masters student in Kinesiology, received the Rackham Merit Fellowship. The award is for graduate students with diverse backgrounds and educational experiences to help sustain their academic excellence. Congratulations Luis! 

Jeffrey Cowley is published in PLOS ONE

posted Feb 22, 2017, 10:51 AM by Kelsey White   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 7:57 AM ]

Ph.D. student Jeffrey Cowley's paper "Proximal and Distal Muscle Fatigue Differentially Affect Movement Coordination" was published in PLOS ONE. 
This study identified significant movement changes in trunk, shoulder, and elbow kinematics after proximal (shoulder) muscle fatigue during repetitive movement. Click here to read the full paper. Congrats Jeff! 

RBL featured on the Big10 Network!

posted Nov 4, 2016, 1:26 PM by Deanna Gates   [ updated Nov 4, 2016, 1:29 PM ]

PhD student, Susannah Engdahl and Director, Deanna Gates were recently featured on the Big10 network for their work evaluating upper limb prostheses.  See the full story here: VIDEO


UofM News features Dr. Deanna Gates and the Rehab Lab!

posted Sep 28, 2016, 8:49 AM by Kelsey White

Deanna Gates, director of the Rehabilitation Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Michigan. Image credit: Austin Thomason, Michigan PhotographyThe University of Michigan News published an article about the research the Rehabilitation Biomechanics Laboratory is conducting along with an interview of the lab director Dr. Gates. The article provides insight into the many projects the lab has underway including the research funded by The Department of Defense. Click here to view the full article and discover what the Rehab Lab is all about!

Ph.D. Student Susannah Engdahl Featured in UofM News

posted Sep 26, 2016, 10:54 AM by Kelsey White   [ updated Sep 26, 2016, 10:55 AM ]

Susannah's personal experience with prosthetic use and her passion for improving current technologies is featured in a story on the University of Michigan's website. The story explains Susannah's use of prosthetics in her life and her area of research. Click here to read the full story!  

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