CLEAR.

CLOSED LOOP ENGINEERING for ADVANCED REHABILITATION
 

Research Emphases

CLEAR

Closed-Loop Engineering for Advanced Rehabilitation

MECHANICS

Closing-the-loop between  Wearable Technology and Biology to optimize tissue/organ function.

CONTROL & LEARNING

Merging human intelligence and artificial intelligence to achieve environment adaptation, optimal task performance, and safety

USER PERCEPTION

Integrate human perception and cognition into human-machine system and control

 

CLEAR Research Community

Josh Alexander, MD

Josh Alexander, MD

Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

John Baratta, MD, MBA

John Baratta, MD, MBA

Clinical Assistant Professor Medical Director, Stroke Rehabilitation

Troy Blackburn, Ph.D.

Troy Blackburn, Ph.D.

Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

Alper Bozkurt, Ph.D.

Alper Bozkurt, Ph.D.

iBionics - Integrated Bionic Microsystems Lab

Jessica Cassidy, PT, DPT, PhD

Jessica Cassidy, PT, DPT, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

Jacque Cole Ph.D.

Jacque Cole Ph.D.

Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Laboratory

Scott Ferguson, Ph.D.

Scott Ferguson, Ph.D.

System Design Optimization (SDO) Laboratory

William Filer, MD

William Filer, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor Director, Residency Program

Matt Fisher, Ph.D.

Matt Fisher, Ph.D.

Translational Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Jason Franz, Ph.D.

Jason Franz, Ph.D.

Applied Biomechanics Laboratory

Andrea Giovannucci, Ph.D.

Andrea Giovannucci, Ph.D.

Neural Engineering Laboratory

Debby Givens, PT, DPT, PhD

Debby Givens, PT, DPT, PhD

Director and Professor Division of Physical Therapy Department of Allied Health Sciences UNC-CH

Xiaogang Hu, Ph.D.

Xiaogang Hu, Ph.D.

Neuromechanics Laboratory

Helen Huang, Ph.D.

Helen Huang, Ph.D.

Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory

Derek Kamper, Ph.D.

Derek Kamper, Ph.D.

Hand Rehabilitation Laboratory

Michael Y. Lee, M.D., M.H.A., C.P.E.

Michael Y. Lee, M.D., M.H.A., C.P.E.

Senior Faculty Physical Medicine & Rehab Baylor College of Medicine

Mike Lewek, Ph.D.

Mike Lewek, Ph.D.

Neurogait Research laboratory

Edgar Lobaton, Ph.D.

Edgar Lobaton, Ph.D.

Active Robotic Sensing (ARoS) Laboratory

Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, NCS

Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, NCS

Professor Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy Division of Physical Therapy Department of Allied Health Sciences

Vicki Mercer, PT, Ph.D.

Vicki Mercer, PT, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Director, Human Movement Science PhD Program Division of Physical Therapy Department of Allied Health Sciences UNC-CH

Blaise Morrison, PhD, CRC, PC

Blaise Morrison, PhD, CRC, PC

Assistant Professor

Zeljko Pantic, Ph.D.

Zeljko Pantic, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering

Brian Pietrosimone, PhD, ATC

Brian Pietrosimone, PhD, ATC

Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

Kate Saul, Ph.D.

Kate Saul, Ph.D.

Movement Biomechanics Laboratory

Nitin Sharma, Ph.D.

Nitin Sharma, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Neuromuscular Control & Robotics

Louise Thoma, PT, DPT, PhD

Louise Thoma, PT, DPT, PhD

Paul Weinhold, Ph.D.

Paul Weinhold, Ph.D.

UNC Orthopaedics

Erik Wikstrom, PhD, ATC, LAT

Erik Wikstrom, PhD, ATC, LAT

Assistant Professor, Athletic Training Katherine Smith Gunter Fellow Co-Director, Sport Medicine Research Laboratory Department of Exercise and Sport Science UNC-CH

 

Latest News & Research Videos

Dr. Derek Kamper receives NIDILRR grant that will be used to support postdoc training.

July 30, 2019

 

Upcoming Seminars

Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD

Professor

Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Biomedical Engineering, and Surgery 

Northwestern University

September 25, 2020

Zoom Presentation

Darryl Thelen, PhD

November 6, 2020

Zoom Presentation

Professor

Mechanical Engineering

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Additional Rehab Related Seminars, Talks & Meetings

Rehab Labs Research Meetings

When: 1st Fri­day of the Month from 9:30am — 10:30am
Dates: See cal­en­dar below
Loca­tions: Engi­neer­ing Build­ing III, Room 4142 & Mary Ellen Jones, Room 3104

 

About: The sem­i­nar series serves as an oppor­tu­nity for stu­dents to present research progress and obtain feed­back from fac­ulty and their peers. For faculty/ postdocs, the meet­ings serve as a plat­form to share grant sub­mis­sion ideas and solicit feedback.

Past Presenters

Oct 02, 2020

Joint Rehab/Regen Monthly Meeting

Dr. Blaise Morrison, Assistant Professor, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Morrison's  presentation highlighted the need for family-system interventions that target psychosocial adjustment and community participation after brain injury. Dr. Morrison also provided an overview of his research program and intervention development plan.

Sep 04, 2020

Joint Rehab/Regen Monthly Meeting

Dr. Quentin Sanders (ARRT Postdoc Fellow, Mentor: Derek Kamper)

Dr. Sanders discussed how to optimize the usage of wearable robotic technologies for hand rehabilitation after stroke and demonstrated the progress being made by considering three key areas: usership patterns of wearable hand sensing technology in real-world settings, sensory and motor control of the hand after stroke, and the mechanical design and intuitive control of wearable soft robotic technologies for the hand.

Sep 04, 2020

Joint Rehab/Regen Monthly Meeting

Emily McCain (Graduate Student, Adviser: Kate Saul)

Emily McCain discussed her ASB presentation: Using a custom 3d printed ankle stay and a lockable DonJoy knee brace this research imposed unilateral, joint-specific restrictions in range of motion (ROM) to provide insight into what gait adaptations are solely the result of isolated joint deficits and which are the result of simultaneous multi-joint impairments. This framework allowed us to separate the relative impact of ankle versus knee restriction and understand their interaction on mechanical compensations and the resultant energetic penalties during walking. We hope our results can help optimize future designs of rehabilitative techniques and technology by providing insight into trade-offs of intervening at one lower-limb joint versus another.

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