Wearable Sensors and Robotics

The aging in population and neurological disorders such as stroke and spinal cord injury lead to increased walking impairments. Traditional gait rehabilitation techniques involve multiple training sessions supervised by physical therapists. These techniques are physically demanding for therapists and expensive for the healthcare system. Assistive robots can help patients/elderly to improve their walking performance and restore lost or impaired motion control. We work on both rigid and soft robotic solutions to provide physical task assistance and rehabilitation. Our research interests include: