Open Research Positions

Corticospinal Models of Post-stroke Control Behavior

Master's Thesis Opening
Description: We are developing the first corticospinal computational models that can emulate control dysfunction in post-stroke rehabilitation. The model will be used to track, plan, and optimize neurorehabilitation outcomes in post-stroke care

Skills: Matlab, Signal Processing

Development of an IoT Based Device PCB for Telerehabilitation

Master's Project Opening

Description: Previous version of a telemedical rehabilitation system have shown promise in improve patient-therapist interaction in post-stroke care. A new prototype will be driven by a custom PCB developed for clinical application and at-home care

Skills: Electronic layouts, PCB design

Analysis of lower-limb biomechanics modified through variable stiffness assistive devices

Master's Thesis Opening

Description: Previous studies have developed a variable stiffness ankle-foot orthosis used to correct postures during gait rehabilitation. Although correcting drop-foot syndrome, the use of these systems modifies knee and hip biomechanics as well as the muscular dynamics. Analysis is required to demonstrate how stiffness and compliance in the device can be used to optimize rehabilitation outcomes.

Skills: Signal processing, motion capture and biomechanics

Analysis of biomechanics in a tripod canine when using a custom prosthesis

Master's Thesis Opening
Description: A 3d printed prosthesis was designed for and used by a tripod canine. The dog was subsequently underwent movement performance testing and measurement in a 3d motion capture environment. Analysis is required to understand the postural and dynamic changes due to the device. The purpose is to identify design strategies for future iterations that would optimize user-device performance.
Skills: Signal processing, Biomechanics & Dynamics