NeuRRo Lab's SFN Presentation has been Selected as a Hot Topic

Post date: Aug 16, 2016 7:15:44 PM

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 movement excursions to minimize metabolic and movement related costs – is a known limitation of externally driven robots. Research at the NeuRRo Lab tested the hypothesis that motor slacking could be effectively minimized if individuals provide the power to move the limb via their own body power (e.g., from their opposite limb). This presentation (Title: Self-powered robots to minimize motor slacking during rehabilitation) has been selected as a Neuroscience 2016 Hot Topic and will be included in this year's (2016) Hot Topics book. Peter Washabaugh will be presenting this work at the Neuroscience 2016 (SFN). This work was funded by NIH Grant# R01 EB019834. For more information and include this work in your meeting planner, please visit: SFN abstract