Our ability to perform locomotion is fascinating. How do we control so many neurons, muscles, and joints simultaneously to produce a coordinated pattern during walking? How do we spontaneously adapt our gait to maintain balance when we walk on a slippery floor or carry a heavy backpack? When we are healthy, we often take our walking ability for granted. However, walking can become one of the most difficult taks when neuromuscular disease impairs the lower extremity functions. The goals of our lab are to understand the sensorimotor control of healthy and pathological gait and to advance the effectiveness of gait rehabilitation in patients with neuromuscular disorders. We are particularly interested in using a combination of robotic approaches and 3D motion analysis techniques to achieve our goals.

 

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