CARE Lab Research

People with physical disabilities are an increasing population group within the U.S. and around the world due to cardiovascular diseases, traumatic brain injury, and aging. Wearable robotic systems can be a viable solution to provide cooperation of movement assistance for amputees with residual limbs using a powered prosthesis or aid in augmenting impaired limbs from neuromotor control deficiency such as a stroke using a powered exoskeleton.  Our main focus is to create transformative powered prostheses and exoskeletons that can improve people with limited mobility by understanding the body dynamic interactions with the affected limb.  This can then translate to developing novel control strategies for these wearable devices.  We develop technologies to serve individuals with movement deficiencies to improve their active daily living.