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Cindy Chestek Selected as McKnight Technological Innovations in Science Award Recipient

Dr. Cindy Chestek, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering, was recently selected as one of three recipients of the annual McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award. The award is sponsored by the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, which works to bring science closer to the day more…

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David Remy Selected as NSF CAREER Awardee

C. David Remy, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected by the National Science Foundation as a CAREER Awardee based on his research proposal entitled “CAREER: Using Multiple Gaits and Inherent Dynamics for Legged Robots With Improved Mobility.” The goal of Dr. Remy’s more…

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Dr. Rachael Seidler Interviewed on NASA TV

Dr. Rachael Seidler, Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Associate Professor of Psychology, was recently interviewed on “Space Station Live,” a daily television show on NASA TV that discusses current activities on the International Space Station. Dr. Seidler discussed her Neuromapping research project, which has just more…

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Dan Ferris to Give Keynote Presentation at US Army Exoskeleton Workshop

Professor Dan Ferris will give a keynote presentation at the upcoming Human Augmentation and Army Vision 2025 Event in Lowell, MA. The 2-day roundtable discussion event aims to identify science and technology gaps in the field of human augmentation and foster dialogue between government, industry, more…

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C. David Remy Speaks at Saturday Morning Physics Lecture Series

C. David Remy, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recently invited to speak as part of the Saturday Morning Physics lecture series. Hosted by the UM Department of Physics, the lectures are designed for general audiences to hear researchers present their work more…

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Chandramouli Krishnan and Rehab Robotics Featured in Recent UM Health System Commercial

Chandramouli Krishnan, P.T., Ph.D, was featured in a recent University of Michigan Health System commercial detailing the  advancements in medicine, engineering, and more that have been made by UM researchers and clinicians. It showcases the remarkable care that is provided to patients of the UM more…

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Kathleen Sienko Selected as Miller Faculty Scholar

Kathleen Sienko, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, has recently been selected as a Miller Faculty Scholar, earning both honorary recognition and funding for current and future research projects. Currently, Sienko heads research endeavors in two separate labs — the Sensory Augmentation and Rehabilitation more…

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Daniel Ferris interviewed in MIT Technology Review about brain-controlled exoskeletons

Prof. Daniel Ferris was recently interviewed in the MIT Technology Review regarding the potential for brain-controlled exoskeletons that could one day allow paralyzed individuals to walk again. In less than 60 days, Brazil will begin hosting soccer’s 2014 World Cup, even though workers are still hurrying to more…

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UM Rehab Robotics Doctoral Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Several University of Michigan doctoral students working within the Rehabilitation Robotics Group were recently awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. These fellowships are awarded to outstanding individuals early in their graduate career based on their potential for significant achievements in the fields of more…

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Ferris lab to be featured on Big Ten Network

Dr. Dan Ferris and the Human Neuromechanics Laboratory will be featured on the Big Ten Network’s “BTN LiveB1G,” which showcases Big Ten students, faculty and alumni who are making a positive difference in the world.  The segment focuses on his lab’s work with powered prosthetics, where subjects use more…

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