PhD, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada
MS, Mechanical Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
Naser is currently working at General Motors. While in the lab, Naser developed computational models of human movements in order to study the effect of neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy and stroke on the human motor control system. He is interested in the design of rehabilitation robots and neuroprostheses that can accelerate the rehabilitation process and assist individuals with neuromuscular disorders. Naser’s previous research has explored the biomechanics of reaching, steering, cycling, and curling to better understand the underlying physiological relationship between the neural excitations and the resulting kinetics and kinematics.
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia
MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Ivana is interested in using computational and experimental methods to better understand how the nervous system controls voluntary movement. Her research while here at the Ability & Innovation Lab focused on exploring how different sensorimotor disorders including stroke, spinal cord injury, and cerebral palsy affect motor control, and how such knowledge can be used to better understand and optimize treatment outcomes.
BS, Mechanical Engineering, minor in Exercise Physiology – Oregon State University
MS, Mechanical Engineering- University of Washington
Brianna is interested in better understanding how various technologies and therapies affect human movement. During her time in the lab she worked to quantify the effects of constraint-induced movement therapy for children with Cerebral Palsy.
Darrin is interested in elucidating the computations employed by the nervous system to organize, control, and adaptively modify locomotion. In addition to providing managerial support to the lab, he investigated the dynamics of locomotive control within human-machine interfacing with Dr. Sam Burden, a collaborator from UW’s Electrical Engineering department.
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MS, Mechanical Engineering – University of Washington
BS, Mechanical Engineering – University of Washington
Jessica is interested in developing rehabilitation devices such as exoskeletons and prostheses. With the award of a New England Pediatric Device Consortium grant, she furthered the design and testing of a pediatric exoskeleton for children with neurological walking disabilities such as cerebral palsy.