Rehab Robotics Students Awarded NSF Fellowships

Three doctoral students from the Rehabilitation Robotics group were recently awarded Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The fellowships include an annual stipend and cover the students’ tuition/fees while allowing the students to perform their own research at any accredited graduate program more…

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Kathleen Sienko Named Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

Dr. Kathleen Sienko, associate professor of mechanical engineering and associate professor of biomedical engineering, was recently named a recipient of an Arthur F. Thurnau professorship. The professorship is given annually to faculty members who demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, innovation in the classroom, and more…

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Brent Gillespie’s Research Featured on UM Homepage

Dr. Brent Gillespie, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and PhD student Alex Russomanno were recently featured on the University of Michigan homepage for their research and development of a better and more cost-effective Braille display. Gillespie and Russomano have teamed with Dr. Sile O’Modhrain, Associate Professor more…

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Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement 2016 – Call for Abstracts

The 2016 Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement Conference will be held June 12-17 at the Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center in Mt. Sterling, OH. Abstract submissions are due by March 1, 2016 at 12 AM. Due to the small size of the meeting, more…

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David Remy’s Smart Braid Team Wins Soft Robotics Toolkit Prize

Dr. C. David Remy, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and a team composed of RAM lab members Wyatt Felt, Khai Yi Chin, and Kevin Green, received a $5000 award for their work on Smart Braids from the Soft Robotics Toolkit contest. Dr. Remy’s team finished more…

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Cindy Chestek Awarded NIH BRAIN Initiative Grant

Dr. Cindy Chestek, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded an NIH BRAIN Initiative Award. The award, which totals over $900,000, will allow Dr. Chestek and her co-PI, Dr. Joshua Berke, to develop dense arrays of 8-micron carbon-fiber electrodes. These electrodes are stiff enough to insert into more…

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Jane Huggins Interviewed About Brain-Computer Interface on Local News

Dr. Jane Huggins, Research Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, was recently featured as part of a local news story focusing on the development of Brain-Computer Interfaces, or BCIs. Dr. Huggins demonstrated her Brain-Computer Interface technology at Northern Michigan more…

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Dan Ferris Interviewed in Science

Dr. Dan Ferris, Professor of Movement Science and Biomedical Engineering, was recently interviewed in Science regarding the efforts to develop exoskeletons that enhance the strength and stamina of soldiers in the U.S. Military. While there is much desire to develop an exoskeleton that can augment a person’s more…

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Deanna Gates Awarded DOD Grant

Dr. Deanna Gates, Assistant Professor of Movement Science, was recently awarded a two-year grant from the Department of Defense. Dr. Gates’ work aims to investigate the effectiveness of ankle-powered prostheses in reducing compensatory muscle activity, delaying the onset of muscle fatigue, and increasing overall physical more…

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Rehab Robotics Faculty Awarded MiBrain Initiative Grants

Three of 11 University of Michigan MiBrain Initiative grants awarded in August 2015 are led by U-M Rehabilitation Robotics faculty. The awards include a collaboration between Rachael Seidler and Kathleen Sienko to study multisensory integration and reweighting, a project between Daniel Ferris and Euisik Yoon more…

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