The goal of the Neuromuscular and Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory (NeuRRo Lab) is to develop effective and efficient rehabilitation methods for individuals with neurological and orthopedic disorders. The NeuRRo Lab seeks to achieve this goal by a combination of mechanistic and interventional research approaches that facilitate our current understanding of neuromuscular function and regulation in the context of movement control and neuromuscular plasticity. Specifically, research in the NeuRRo Lab involves using technologies, such as robotics and noninvasive brain stimulation, to improve neuromuscular function in people with movement dysfunction. Neuromotor performance and recovery are evaluated using sophisticated techniques that provide detailed information on changes happening at the biomechanical (kinematic and kinetic), neurophysiological (EMG, brain plasticity, muscle physiology), and clinical levels. We study uninjured able-bodied subjects as well as individuals with neuromuscular dysfunctions. Specific populations of interest include subjects with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury, Arthritis, Below Knee Amputation, Joint Replacements, Stroke and Cerebral Palsy.
NeuRRo Lab's SFN Presentation has been Selected as a Hot TopicRobotic rehabilitation is a promising approach to recover lost functions after stroke or other neurological disorders; however, “motor slacking” – a phenomenon where the motor system reduces muscle activation levels and ...
Posted Aug 16, 2016, 3:26 PM by Edward Washabaugh
Edward Peter Washabaugh is on BME NewsPeter Washabaugh's achievement on receiving an NSF fellowship is highlighted on BME News. For more information please visit: http://bme.umich.edu/2016-nsf-fellowships/
Posted May 27, 2016, 10:51 AM by Chandramouli Krishnan
E. Peter Washabaugh receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship AwardEdward Peter Washabaugh has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Award (2016). NSF Fellows are selected based on their potential to become globally engaged knowledge ...
Posted Mar 31, 2016, 8:14 AM by Chandramouli Krishnan