The intersection of gait neuromechanics, biofeedback, neurorobotics and neuroprosthetics.

The overall goal of these efforts is to develop improved intervention strategies for gait rehabilitation.
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Co-Robot Controllers for Human-Like Physical Interaction and Improved Motor Learning

This research project is working on improving the interactions between robots and humans by learning from human paired physical interaction to apply to human like robotics.
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Researching Sensory-specific Peripheral Stimulation

The purpose of this research project is to understand the neurophysiological mechanisms of peripheral electrical stimulation (PES) in modulating tremors, sometimes seen in Parkinson's disease.
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Current Clinical Trials

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Robotic Interventions For Spasticity Treatment

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is seeking individuals post-stroke to study the benefits of receiving visual and physical feedback during ankle exercises to improve movement and reduce stiffness caused by spasticity.

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Sensory-specific peripheral stimulation for tremor management

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is seeking patients with Parkinson’s disease or Essential Tremor, to study the effect and ability of muscle stimulation to reduce tremor.

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Tracking neural synergies during gait rehabilitation after stroke

Our lab is seeking healthy individuals to participate in a study in which we are measuring nerve and muscle electrical activity during walking and balance tasks. We want to better understand how the motor control of patients post-stroke changes during rehabilitation.

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