Check out our latest research:

  • An AccessEngineering participant and Dr. Steele check out a 3D-printer in the Ability & Innovation Lab.


    Launched in September 2014, AccessEngineering works to increase the participation of persons with disabilities in engineering education and workforce in order to both increase and diversify the engineering workforce. This is achieved through engaging faculty and students nationwide in efforts to

    The treadmill, command station, and force plates that are used in the center of the AMP Lab for evaluating human and robotic performance.

    AMP Lab

    Please see the AMP Lab Website for updates news & information! The AMP Lab is a collaboration at the University of Washington between the College of Engineering and Rehabilitation Medicine that seeks to amplify human and robotic movement and performance.  The AMP Lab seeks to advance our understanding

    3D-printed ankle foot orthoses

    Optimizing Orthoses

    Orthoses are commonly prescribed for individuals with cerebral palsy, stroke, spinal cord injury, and many other disorders to help improve movement and quality of life. However, fabricating and fitting the optimal orthoses for each individual remains challenging. Due to limitations

    Quantifying Control

    Quantifying Control

    In collaboration with Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and NINDS we are quantifying patient-specific changes in neuromuscular control by intergrating clinical gait analysis and utilizing both synergy analysis and dynamic musculoskeletal simulation computations. The goals of this project are to evaluate if muscle synergies

    The flexible electrode on the forearm of one of our co-designers.

    Ubiquitous Rehabilitation

    Rehabilitation research has demonstrated that repetitive practice can improve function after neurologic injury; however, the methods to support this practice are time and resource intensive. Face it – we would rather be playing outside, watching TV, or doing anything else

    Seattle Handathon

    Seattle Handathon

    New engineering and design tools are revolutionizing our ability to quickly fabricate custom-fit devices. In 2015, we collaborated with UW’s Division of Prosthetics & Orthotics, UW-Bothell, and Seattle Pacific University, to launch a community dedicated to using these tools to