Eric Perreault, PhD

Eric Perreault, PhD

Research Scientist
Professor and Chair, Biomedical Engineering, NU
Professor, PM&R, NU
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About Me

My research focuses on understanding the neural and biomechanical factors involved in the normal control of multi-joint movement and posture and how these factors are modified following neuromotor pathologies such as stroke and spinal cord injury. The goal of this research is to provide a scientific basis for understanding normal and pathological motor control that can be used to guide rehabilitative strategies and user interface development for restoring function to individuals with motor deficits. A combination of experimentation, system identification and computer simulations is being used to achieve this goal.

Location

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training

    Education

    Credential

    2000
    Ph.D. , Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
    1992
    Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, McGill University, Montréal, PQ
    1989
    Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, McGill University, Montréal, PQ
    Fellowship

    Credential

    2000 - 2002
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Physiology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Recent Publications

Posture-Dependent Corticomotor Excitability Differs Between the Transferred Biceps in Individuals With Tetraplegia and the Biceps of Nonimpaired Individuals.
Peterson CL, Rogers LM, Bednar MS, Bryden AM, Keith MW, Perreault EJ, Murray WM
doi: 10.1177/1545968316680488
Semiparametric Identification of Human Arm Dynamics for Flexible Control of a Functional Electrical Stimulation Neuroprosthesis.
Schearer EM, Liao YW, Perreault EJ, Tresch MC, Memberg WD, Kirsch RF, Lynch KM
doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2016.2535348
Semiparametric Identification of Human Arm Dynamics for Flexible Control of a Functional Electrical Stimulation Neuroprosthesis.
Schearer EM, Liao YW, Perreault EJ, Tresch MC, Memberg WD, Kirsch RF, Lynch KM
doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2016.2535348

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
    2015
  • Northwestern University Associated Student Government Faculty Honor Roll (2013-14 AY)
    2014
  • Program Chair for the Int. Soc. Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK) 2016 Conference
    2013

Neuromuscular Control and Plasticity Lab

Our lab is focused on the mechanisms underlying the multijoint control of movement and posture in able-bodied individuals and in individuals with neuromotor pathologies. Specifically, we are interested in understanding the relative contributions of intrinsic muscle properties, limb geometry and neural activation in the control of whole limb function.

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Work History

  • 2008
    Associate Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • 2008
    Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
  • 2010 - 2010
    Guest Professor, Sensory Motor Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich
  • 2002 - 2008
    Assistant Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • 2002 - 2008
    Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL