The Neurobionics Lab seeks to advance human mobility through an improved understanding of how the nervous system controls the body during dynamic tasks, such as locomotion. We use the lens of system dynamics, identification, and control to explain how biomechanical properties are regulated and changed by neurological disease. Merging the worlds of robotics and neuroscience, we are able to develop novel technologies that we hope will have a profound impact in the lives of individuals with disabilities.
Clites, T. R., Shepherd, M. K., Ingraham, K. A., Wontorcik, L., & Rouse, E. J. (2021). Understanding patient preference in prosthetic ankle stiffness. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 18(1), 128. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12984-021-00916-1
Shorter, A. L., Richardson, J. K., Finucane, S. B., Joshi, V., Gordon, K., & Rouse, E. J. (2021). Characterization and clinical implications of ankle impedance during walking in chronic stroke. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 16726. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-95737-6
Medrano, R. L., J. Rouse, E., & Thomas, G. C. (2021). Biological Joint Loading and Exoskeleton Design. IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics, 3(3), 847–851. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMRB.2021.3098920