Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Kat Steele

Kat Steele

Phone: 206-685-2390
Email: kmsteele@uw.edu
Dept.: Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering and Human Centered Design and Engineering
Neuroscience Focus Groups: Motor Systems and Sensorimotor Integration
Steele Lab

Research:

The human body is the ultimate machine. The complexity of the musculoskeletal and neuromsucular systems enable us to perform the many activities of daily life. However, this same complexity also makes the human body incredibly difficult to treat when things go wrong. The aim of the Ability & Innovation Lab is to empower human mobility through engineering and design. We take a human-centered design approach and work closely with patients, clinicians, and families. Whether on the athletic field, in the clinic, or at home we seek to understand how humans move and how we can improve performance and quality of life.