Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Rehabilitation Robotics Lab

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The Rehabilitation Robotics Lab at Penn

The Rehabilitation Robotics Lab at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is led by its director, Dr. Michelle J. Johnson. All research and development is performed under her supervision and direction, and is sponsored by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The lab’s mission and focus is to use rehabilitation robotics and neuroscience to investigate brain plasticity and motor function after non-traumatic brain injuries, for example in stroke survivors or persons diagnosed with cerebral palsy. By examining the underlying causes of limb impairment after neural disease, injury, or cerebral accident, the lab works to discover effective methods to expedite a robust functional recovery. Translating research findings into the development of extremely affordable therapeutic robots that are able to provide effective neurorehabilitation – both on the national and global level – is the ultimate goal of the Rehabilitation Robotics Lab.

Lab Highlights

We have presented a number of papers at ICORR and RESNA 2019. It was great to see all of the work being done across the field.

We will be at BMES 2019 in our home town of Philadelphia to present more of our work. See you there!!