Our research focuses on high-performance actuation, wearable sensors, optimal control and estimation, biomechanics, and rehabilitation. We are interested in the design, control, and evaluation of wearable robots.
This field of research aims to enhance the quality of life for users, including nearly 2 million people living with limb loss, 6 million stroke survivors in the U.S., and our aging population. According to the World Health Organization, the number of people 60 years and older will grow by 56% from 962 million in 2017 to 1.4 billion by the end of 2030. Improving the quality of life for this population is one of the main purposes of our research.