We enhance prosthetics for people with
limb loss through ground breaking
research. Our philosophy is to be at the
cutting edge of the interface between
technology and clinical care. Though an
academic research lab, we have a
corporate culture of advancing quickly
in our research and being highly
productive in terms of immediately
benefiting clinical care.
What we do...
Our research projects typically involve
the development of an innovative
technique to measure something that
has never been measured before. We
work closely with practitioners and
physicians to identify where
physiological or clinical
understanding is clouded, and to
generate key questions that need
answering. We typically build the
instruments we design and then
quickly start to use them in clinical
studies on subject participants.
Knowledge Through Clinical Research
Achieving a seamless transition back and forth between the
engineering lab bench and the clinic is a key to our success.
Using our early prototypes in clinical studies facilitates new
insight and directions that might not be otherwise considered.
We are constantly discovering.
Education - Creating Tomorrow's Prosthetic Scientists
Through our research efforts we help create the next generation of
prosthetics scientists and researchers that will further advance the
field and enhance the quality of life of people with limb loss.
* One-on-one mentoring in both engineering and
* Team approach to research - each member brings
* Dissemination and thus impact on prosthetics through
peer-reviewed publication and web-based videos and
Since 1992, a total of 57 undergraduate students, 18 graduate
students, 4 postdoctoral fellows, 2 junior faculty, and 30 research
scientists have contributed to the research success of our lab.
Students have earned a total of over 40 fellowships.