A novel brace and electrical stimulator combination is being tested to help restore or improve walking ability.
We have ongoing studies in wheelchair ergonomics and fatigue-induced changes in shoulder muscles due to wheelchair propulsion. Click on the study above for contact information.
An improved WalkAide is being developed to assist with foot drop and other weak muscles.
Walking might be improved through functional electrical stimulation (FES)-assisted arm and leg exercises.
Endurance training will be compared to skills training to see how the nervous system changes and whether certain individuals do better with one type or the other.