Laboratory of Engineering for Gait Science

We study the underlying neuralplasticity mechanisms of improved walking function after robotic-assisted locomotor training for patients with neurological injury.
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Our Projects

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Clinical Trials

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Children with Cerebral Palsy - Trunk Control and Walking Study

The primary purpose for this study is to determine the effects of a robotic training on trunk control and walking ability in children with cerebral palsy.

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Improve dynamic lateral balance of humans with spinal cord injury

This study is investigating gait training techniques that could help people with a spinal cord injury walk faster, reduce fall risk, and improve their functional balance.

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Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Equity and Quality in Assistive Technology (EQuATe)

The objective of this project is to investigate the equity and quality of assistive technology (AT) provision and outcomes for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) or a diagnosis that affects the spinal cord.

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Selected Publications

Overground walking with a constraint force on the non-paretic leg during swing improves weight shift toward the paretic side in people post-stroke.

Background: Targeting enhancing the use of the paretic leg during locomotor practice might improve motor function of the paretic leg. Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine whether application of constraint force to the non-paretic leg in the posterior direction during overground walking would enhance the use of the paretic leg in people with chronic stroke. Methods: Fifteen individuals post-stroke participated in two experimental conditions, i.e., overground walking with a…

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Enhanced phasic sensory afferents paired with controlled constraint force improve weight shift toward the paretic side in individuals post-stroke.

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Improving trunk postural control facilitates walking in children with cerebral palsy: a pilot study.

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