In the Biomechanics, Rehabilitation, and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience (BRaIN) Lab at the University of Central Florida, we combine engineering skills and human subject experiments to understand how the brain and body work together to control and coordinate human locomotion. With this knowledge, we develop new rehabilitation approaches and robotic devices to help preserve and recover walking ability, interlimb coordination, and balance.
We are investigating the relationships between motion, forces, and energy that influence why we move the way we move.
We are striving to help preserve and recover walking ability, coordination, and balance. We are also exploring the benefits of using a spectrum of locomotor tasks - walking, recumbent stepping, and cycling.
We are developing new methods, engineering new devices, and conducting innovative human subject experiements to reveal the brain dynamics and muscle activity patterns that underlie human movement.