Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Rehabilitation Robotics Lab

Our Publications

Research Publications, peer reviewed (print or other media):

 

Recent Publications

  1. Michelle J. Johnson, Megan A. Johnson, Justine S. Sefcik, Pamela Z. Cacchione, Caio Mucchiani, Tessa Lau, and Mark Yim: Task and Design Requirements for an Affordable Mobile Service Robot for Elder Care in an All-Inclusive Care for Elders Assisted-Living Setting. International Journal of Social Robotics (2017): 1-20.
  2. Theriault, Andrew; Nagurka, Mark; Johnson, Michelle J: Design and Development of an Affordable Haptic Robot with Force-Feedback and Compliant Actuation to Improve Therapy for Patients with Severe Hemiparesis. Transactions on Haptics. J. Edward Colgate (eds.). IEEE Computer Society In Press 2013 Notes: Special Issue: Haptics in Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering
  3. Leah R Enders, Pilwon Hur, Michelle J Johnson, Na Jin Seo: Remote vibrotactile noise improves light touch sensation in stroke survivors’ fingertips via stochastic resonance. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. Biomed Central, In Press 2013.
  4. Lei Y, Johnson MJ, Wang J: Separation of visual and motor workspaces during targeted reaching results in limited generalization of visuomotor adaptation. Neurosci Lett 541: 243-7, May 2013.
  5. Xu R, Johnson MJ: Evaluating Reach and Grasp after Stroke with a Custom MR-Conditional Upper Extremity Reach and Grasp System. IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics 2012 Notes: conference proceedings.
  6. Pathak Y, Johnson MJ: An Upper Limb Robot Model of Children Limb for Cerebal Palsy NeuroRehabilitation. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012 Notes: conference proceedings.
  7. Hui B, Hughes D, Wu H, Bhatti O, Zhao S, Johnson MJ: An MRI-Safe Algometer to Study Phantom Limb Pain. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012 Notes: conference proceedings.
  8. Paranjape R, Johnson MJ, Strachota E, Tchekanov G, McGuire J: Quantifying impaired arm learned non-use after stroke using unilateral and bilateral steering tasks. IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot 2011 Notes: conference proceedings.
  9. Loureiro RCV, Harwin WS, Nagai K, Johnson MJ: Advances in upper limb stroke rehabilitation: a technology push. Med Biol Eng Comput 49(10): 1103-1118, 2011.
  10. Johnson MJ, Wang S, Bai P, Strachota E, Tchekanov G, Melbye J, McGuire J: Bilateral assessment of functional tasks for robot-assisted therapy applications. Med Biol Eng Comput 49(10): 1157-1171, 2011.
  11. Johnson MJ, Shakya Y, Strachota E, Ahamed SI: Low-cost monitoring of patients during unsupervised robot/computer assisted motivating stroke rehabilitation. Biomed Tech (Berl) 56(1): 5-9, 2011.
  12. Xu R, Johnson MJ, Verber M, Kamara S, : Development of an MR safe reach and grasp movement evaluation system to study brain activation patterns after stroke. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc Page: 911-4, 2009 Notes: conference proceedings.
  13.  Ruparel R, Johnson MJ, Strachota E, Tchekanov G, McGuire J: Evaluation of the TheraDrive System for Robot/Computer Assisted Motivating Rehabilitation After Stroke. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc Page: 811-4, 2009 Notes: conference proceedings.
  14. Nathan DE, Johnson MJ, McGuire JM: Design and validation of a low-cost assistive glove for assessment and therapy of the hand during ADL-focused Robotic Stroke Therapy. Rehabil Res Dev 46(5): 587-602, 2009.
  15. Johnson MJ: Robot/Computer Assisted Motivating Rehabilitation: A Strategy for Robot Therapy After Stroke for the Clinic, Home and the Community. Proceedings of the Technically Assiisted Rehabilitation (TAR) Conference conference proceedings, 2009.
  16. Guastello SJ, Nathan DE, Johnson MJ: Attractor and Lyapunov models for reach and grasp movements with application to robot-assisted therapy. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences 13(1): 99-121, 2009.
  17. Shakya Y, Johnson MJ: A mobile-robot therapist for under-supervised training with robot/computer assisted motivating systems. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc Page: 4511-4, 2008 Notes: conference proceedings.
  18. Ruparel R, Johnson MJ: A Task-Oriented, Trajectory Planner: Could it Train Stroke Survivors to Move Normally on ADLs? The Second Annual IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2008) 2008 Notes: conference proceedings.
  19. Nathan D, Johnson MJ: Feasibility of Integrating FES Grasp Assistance with a Task-Oriented Robot-Assisted Therapy Environment: A Case Study. The Second Annual IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2008) 2008 Notes: conference proceedings.
  20. Johnson MJ, Loureiro RCV, Harwin W: Collaborative tele-rehabilitation and robot-mediated therapy for stroke rehabilitation at home or clinic. Intelligent Service Robotics 1(2): 1861-2784, 2008.
  21. Wisneski KJ, Johnson MJ: Trajectory Planning for Functional Wrist Movements in an ADL-Oriented, Robot-Assisted Therapy Environment IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation Page: 3365-70, 2007 Notes: conference proceedings.
  22. Wang S, Johnson MJ: Methods for evaluating interlimb coordination for bimanual robotic therapy after stroke. IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot Page: 438-445, 2007 Notes: conference proceedings.
  23. Nathan D, Johnson MJ: Design of a Grasp Assistive Glove for ADL-focused, Robotic Assisted Therapy after Stroke. IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics Page: 943-950, 2007 Notes: conference proceedings.
  24. Wisneski KJ, Johnson MJ: Quantifying kinematics of purposeful movements to real, imagined, or absent functional objects: Implications for modeling trajectories for robot-mediated ADL tasks. J Neuroengineering Rehabil 4(7), March 2007.
  25. Johnson MJ, Feng X, Johnson LM, Winters JM: Potential of a suite of robot/computer-assisted motivating systems for personalized , home-based, stroke rehabilitation. J Neuroengineering Rehabil 4(6), March 2007.
  26. Wisneski KJ, Johnson MJ: Insights into Modeling Functional Trajectories for Robot-Mediated Daily Living Exercise Environments The First Annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics 1-3: 99-104, 2006 Notes: conference proceedings.
  27. Valles KD, Schneider JM, Long JT, Riedel SA, Johnson MJ, Harris GF: Combined sagittal and coronal plane postural stability model. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 1: 4576-9, 2006 Notes: conference proceedings.
  28. Nathan D, Johnson MJ: Should Object Function Matter During Modeling of Functional Reach-to-Grasp Tasks in Robot-Assisted Therapy? Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc Page: 5695-8, 2006 Notes: conference proceedings.
  29. Johnson MJ, Ramachandran B, Paranjape RP, Kosasih JB: Feasibility study of TheraDrive: a low-cost game-based environment for the delivery of upper arm stroke therapy. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 1: 695-8, 2006 Notes: conference proceedings.
  30. Johnson MJ: Recent trends in robot-assisted therapy environments to improve real-life functional performance after stroke. J Neuroeng Rehabil 3(29), December 2006.
  31. Loureiro RCV, Johnson MJ, Harwin WS: Collaborative tele-rehabilitation: A strategy for increasing engagement The First Annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics 1-3: 596-601, February 2006 Notes: conference proceedings.
  32. Johnson MJ, Wisneski KJ, Anderson J, Nathan D, Smith RO: Development of ADLER: The Activities of Dail Living Exercise Robot. The First Annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics 1-3: 881-886, February 2006 Notes: conference proceedings.
  33.  Johnson MJ, Feng X, Johnson LM, Ramachandran B, Winters JM, Kosasih J: Robotic Systems that Rehabilitate as well as Motivate: Three Strategies for Motivating Impaired Arm Use. The First Annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics 1-3, February 2006 Notes: conference proceedings.

Older Publications

  1. Johnson MJ, Wisneski K, Hermsen A, Smith RO, Walton T, Hingtgen B, McGuire JR, Harris GF: Kinematic Implications of Learned Non-use for Robotic Therapy. IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot 2005 Notes: conference proceedings.
  2. Johnson MJ, Van der Loos HFM, Burgar CG, Shor P, Leifer LJ: Experimental results using force-feedback cueing in robot-assisted stroke therapy Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 13(3): 335-348, September 2005.
  3. Feng X, Johnson MJ, Johnson LM, Winters JM: A Suite of Computer-Assisted Techniques for Assessing Upper Extremity Motor Impairments. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 7, September 2005 Notes: conference proceedings.
  4. Johnson MJ, Trickey M, Brauer E, Xin F: TheraDrive: A new stroke therapy concept for home-based computer-assisted motivating rehabilitation. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2: 4844-47, September 2004 Notes: conference proceedings.
  5. Johnson MJ, Sheppard SD: Relationships between engineering student and faculty demographics and stakeholders working to affect change. Journal of Engineering Education 93(2): 139-50, April 2004.
  6. Johnson MJ, Guglielmelli E, Suppo C, Pisetta A, Leoni A, Di Lauro GA, Carrozza MC, Laschi C, Dario P : A Fetch-and-Carry Robot Appliance for Elderly and Disabled Persons. Assistive Technology – Shaping the Future: AAATE 2003 Conference Proceedings. IOS Press, 11(1): 534-538, 2003 Notes: conference proceedings.
  7. Johnson MJ, Di Lauro GA, Carrozza MC, Guglielmelli E, Dario P: Giving-a-Hand: Human-centred design of a small, counter-top robotic kitchen assistant for elderly and disabled persons. International Journal of Human-friendly Welfare Robotic Systems 4(1): 12-16, 2003.
  8. Guglielmelli E, Johnson MJ, Di Lauro GA, Pisetta A, Perrella Y, Giachetti G, Suppo C, Laschi C, Carrozza MC, Dario P: A Human Centred Design Method for Developing a Robot Appliance. Assistive Technology – Shaping the Future: AAATE 2003 Conference Proceedings. IOS Press, 11(1): 529-533, 2003 Notes: conference proceedings.
  9. Cimbalo JM, Johnson MJ, Van der Loos HFM: An improved method for analysis of rehabilitation devices. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America 26th Annual International Conference 2003 Notes: conference proceedings.
  10. Johnson MJ, Guglielmelli E, DiLaurio GA, Laschi C, Pisetta A, Dario P : The robotic appliance: The next generation personal assistant? Proceedings of the 11th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Advanced Robotics July 2003 Notes: conference proceedings.
  11. Johnson MJ, DiLaurio G, Guglielmelli E, Carrozza MC, : Giving-A-Hand: Early development of a small, countertop, mobile robot kitchen assistant for elderly and medium-to-high disabled users. IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot April 2003 Notes: conference proceedings.
  12. Johnson MJ, Van der Loos HFM, Burgar CG, Shor P, Leifer LJ: Driver’s SEAT, A car steering upper limb therapy device. Robotica 21(1): 13-23, January 2003.
  13.  Johnson MJ, Sheppard SD: Students entering and exiting the engineering pipeline-identifying key decision points and trends American Society for Engineering Education/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Conference on Frontiers in Education 3, November 2002 Notes: conference proceedings.
  14.  Leifer LJ, Wagner J, Johnson MJ, Van der Loos HFM: ua-LABs: socio-technical challenges in telerehabilitation, distant learning and universal access to continuing education Second Joint EMBS-BMES Conference 2002 – Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society 3, October 2002 Notes: conference proceedings.
  15.  Johnson MJ, Van der Loos HFM, Burgar CG, Shor P, Leifer LJ: Principles for designing in motivation into a robotic stroke therapy device. Second Joint EMBS-BMES Conference 2002 – Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society 1, October 2002 Notes: conference proceedings.
  16. Johnson MJ, Van der Loos HFM, Burgar CG, Shor P, Leifer LJ: Force cues applied during simulated driving can motivate paretic upper limb use. Proceedings of the RESNA 2000 Annual Conference July 2002 Notes: conference proceedings.
  17.   Johnson MJ, Van der Loos HFM, Burgar CG, Shor P, Leifer LJ: Control strategies for Driver’s SEAT: Simulation environment for arm therapy. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Robotics and Automation Page: 1372-1377, April 2000 Notes: conference proceedings.
  18. Johnson MJ, Van der Loos HFM, Burgar CG, Leifer LJ: Driver’s SEAT: Simulation environment for arm therapy. Proc., 6th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR’99) Page: 227-234, 1999 Notes: conference proceedings.
  19. Sheppard S, Johnson M, Leifer L: A model for peer and student involvement in formative course assessment. Journal of Engineering Education Page: 349-354, 1998.
  20. Sheppard, Johnson M, Leifer L: A model for peer and student involvement in course assessment 1997 Frontiers in Education Conference of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 1: 193-200, November 1997 Notes: conference proceedings.

 

Research Publications, non-peer reviewed

  1. Johnson MJ: Embedded Corrective Force Cueing: A force-feedback control design to optimize the motivating potential of robot-assisted devices to increase bilateral functioning in hemiplegic stroke patients. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford, CA April 2002 Notes: Dissertation.