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Location

Physical Address

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
325 E Eisenhower Pkwy
Suite 3011
Ann Arbor, MI - 48108
Phone: 734-936-4031
 

Research Interests

The goal of the Neuromuscular and Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory (NeuRRo Lab) is to develop effective and efficient rehabilitation methods for individuals with neurological and orthopedic disorders. The NeuRRo Lab seeks to achieve this goal by a combination of mechanistic and interventional research approaches that facilitate our current understanding of neuromuscular function and regulation in the context of movement control and neuromuscular plasticity. Specifically, research in the NeuRRo Lab involves using technologies, such as robotics and noninvasive brain stimulation, to improve neuromuscular function in people with movement dysfunction. Neuromotor performance and recovery are evaluated using sophisticated techniques that provide detailed information on changes happening at the biomechanical (kinematic and kinetic), neurophysiological (EMG, brain plasticity, muscle physiology), and clinical levels. We study uninjured able-bodied subjects as well as individuals with neuromuscular dysfunctions. Specific populations of interest include subjects with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury, Arthritis, Below Knee Amputation, Joint Replacements, Stroke and Cerebral Palsy.

 

News & Events

  • Congratulations to Peter for Achieving Candidacy Status!!! Edward P. Washabaugh successfully passed his PhD qualifying exam (with no conditions) on 05/12/2017 and achieved candidacy status. His qualifying exam proposal titled "Wearable Resistive Robots for Gait ...
    Posted May 14, 2017, 6:26 PM by Chandramouli Krishnan
  • Congrats to Jane Guo for Obtaining her Master's Degree in BME! Master's student Jane Guo has graduated with her thesis titled: "A Portable Eddy Current Braking Device for Upper-Extremity Functional Resistance Training", which she successfully defended on April 24th ...
    Posted May 5, 2017, 7:37 AM by Chandramouli Krishnan
  • The NeuRRo Lab and Peter Washabaugh Featured in AAAS Science Update Podcast Edward "Peter" Washbaugh and the NeuRRo Lab were featured in the AAAS Science Update podcast that aired on November 17th. The interview focused on their work using self-powered robots ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2016, 8:01 AM by Edward Washabaugh
  • NeuRRo Lab's SFN Presentation has been Selected as a Hot Topic Robotic rehabilitation is a promising approach to recover lost functions after stroke or other neurological disorders; however, “motor slacking” – a phenomenon where the motor system reduces muscle activation levels and ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2016, 3:26 PM by Edward Washabaugh
  • Edward Peter Washabaugh is on BME News Peter Washabaugh's achievement on receiving an NSF fellowship is highlighted on BME News. For more information please visit: http://bme.umich.edu/2016-nsf-fellowships/
    Posted May 27, 2016, 10:51 AM by Chandramouli Krishnan
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