Zelik Lab for Biomechanics & Assistive Technology

Tripping people for science! Congrats to Shane & Maura on their new publication!

Posted by on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in News.

This study published in the Journal of NeuroEngineering & Rehabilitation details a new stumble perturbation system that can trip people at precise moments in stride cycle, enabling us to learn more about human reflexes & how people recover their balance, so we can build similar reflexes into robotic prostheses to reduce falls & injuries in this population. Shane King and Maura Eveld are co-first authors on the paper.

Popular press resulting from this publication:

Tripping grad students over and over for science (and better prosthetic limbs)

This work also garnered a lot of interest on Twitter:

Full article:

https://jneuroengrehab.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12984-019-0527-7

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