Dr. Jacobs research titled “CAREER: Integrating Sensorimotor Models into Human-Robot Collaboration in Gait, Posture, and Unsteady Tasks” was awarding and has begun June 2023.
Congratulations to Santi whose paper, Ankle Exoskeleton Assistance can Affect Step Regulation during Self-Paced Walking, was recently published in the IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. This interesting work demonstrates how the interaction between exoskeletons and the human system are affected by sensory integration and not just the physical forces applied (with co-authors Elizabeth B. Wilson and Daniel A. Jacobs).
Congratulations to Ellie, who received the Best Student Paper award at the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation (ISVR) World Congress at RehabWeek 2022 in Rotterdam, Netherlands for her paper Interaction of Visual Flow in a Head-Mounted Display and Self-Paced Treadmill Walking Speed (with co Authors Santiago Canete, W. Geoffrey Wright, and Daniel A. Jacobs.
Congratulations to Santiago! His paper titled Novel Velocity Estimation for Symmetric and Asymmetric Self-Paced Treadmill Training was just accepted in the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. The techniques developed in this paper will be used to study self-selected walking speed in both unimpaired and impaired gait.
Santiago and Owen had abstracts accepted to the American Society of Biomechanics 2020 conference (virtual) hosted by Georgia Tech. The virtual conference has been made free for students so there’s never been a better time to grab a student membership and attend!
Congratulations to Owen on winning a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The NSF GRFP is highly competitive and prestigious program for funding PhDs. He will take his fellowship to Carnegie Mellon in Fall 2020 in the Robotics Institute. We wish him luck!
Congratulations to Owen Pearl (Master’s Thesis Candidate in Mechanical Engineering) for a successful proposal. We are all looking forward to the results of his study on improving biomechanical fidelity of musculoskeletal models for overweight and obese individuals.
Closing out the semester with our first RISE lab photo!
New Article: Feasibility of Muscle Synergy Outcomes in Clinics, Robotics, and Sports: A Systematic Review
Congratulations to Dr. Jacobs on the new paper “Feasibility of Muscle Synergy Outcomes in Clinics, Robotics, and Sports: A Systematic Review” in the Journal of Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
Taborri, J., Agostini, V., Artemiadis, P. K., Ghislieri, M., Jacobs, D. A., Roh, J., et al. (2018). Feasibility of Muscle Synergy Outcomes in Clinics, Robotics, and Sports: A Systematic Review. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics 2018, 1–19. doi:10.1155/2018/3934698.
Congratulations, Dr. Jacobs on the new article.
Motor modules during adaptation to walking in a powered ankle exoskeleton, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:2 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12984-017-0343-x
Modules of muscle recruitment can be extracted from electromyography (EMG) during motions, such as walking, running, and swimming, to identify key features of muscle coordination. These features may provide insight into gait adaptation as a result of powered assistance. The aim of this study was to investigate the changes (module size, module timing and weighting patterns) of surface EMG data during assisted and unassisted walking in an powered, myoelectric, ankle-foot orthosis (ankle exoskeleton).