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Yu "Fish" Wang, MS (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Expertise: neurofuzzy systems, computer modeling, telerehabilitation, neurorehabilitation, bioinstrumentation

Research: Fish uses dynamic neurofuzzy models to study adaptive rehabilitative dynamics, having developed a package we call SoftBioME (Soft Bio-Modeling Environment, pronounced “soft-by-ohm”). He also participates in the intelligent telerehabilitation project.

 

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Xin "Tyre" Feng, MS (Tsinghua University)

Expertise: performance assessment, software development, telerehabilitation, neurorehabilitation, accessibility, data analysis tools

Research: Tyre is the primary developer of the UniTherapy software package that is being used in several ongoing stroke reseach studies. In addition to novel neurorehab assessment, this tool possesses unique capabilities as an accessible service related to RERC-AMI's D3 project. He also studies performance of subjects using UniTherapy features.

 

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Laura Johnson, BBE (Marquette University)

Expertise: biomechanics, neurorehablitation, rehabilitation assessment, design

Research: Laura coordinates the TheraJoy project, associated with the Falk Neurorehab Lab, which targets innovative interfaes for computer-assisted motivating neurorehabilitation for stroke. Her research has included study of arm movement paths for persons using large joystick-based manipulators. She is also engaged in the artificial muscle project for TheraJoy. She completed her master's in April 2006, and is currently working full-time in the lab.

 

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Melissa Lemke, BSBE, BBE (North Carolina State Univ.), MS, Marquette University (finished November 2005)

Expertise: biomechanics, universal design, rehabilitation engineering, accessibility measurement

Research: Melissa is playing a critical role in the development and systematic evaluation of the RERC-AMI's MU-Lab and Med-AUDIT for biomechanical applications, see also page describing her Masters project.

She is now working full-time with the RERC-AMI, splitting time as our Director of Operations and as a research rehabilitation engineer.

 

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Pawan Schroff, MS, Marquette University (finished November 2005)

Expertise: rehabilitation engineering, medical instrumentation, programming for PDAs, accessibility. See also the RERC-AMI's MedURC simulation that relates to the D3.2 Emerging and Accessible Healthcare Interfaces project.

Research: Pawan's research, associated with the RERC-AMI's D3 project, is working with the intelligent interface team on URCs (universal remote consoles) for UniTherapy (with Tyre) and medical device interfaces (with Dr. Sarma Danturthi).

He is now working for in California, for Siemens.

 

 

Elizabeth Omiatek, BBE (University of Illinois)

Expertise: biomechanics, rehabilitation engineering, accessibility

Research: Eli, who started in the lab in January 2005, has been working with Melissa on human subjects data collection and on the MU-Lab evaluation, and is currently working on her master's thesis, which involved adding and then evaluating accessible features for home exercise ergometers. She is also the first author for several RERC-AMI Technical Reports.

 

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Megan Conrad, M.S.

Expertise: Human factors, biomechanics, human performance assessment

Research: Megan, who started in the lab in September 2005, is studying medical device interfaces used by seated operators, including individuals with a diversity of disabilities, integrating both use of the Mobile Usability Lab with 3-D motion analysis to better understand the relationships between accessibility and human performance. Her doctoral research relates to a systmatic evaluation of manual operation of several classes of medical devices.

 

Lora Mielcarek, BBE (Biomedical Engineering, MU) - MU Physical Therapy Graduate Student

Research: Lora has been assisting with human subjects data collection and analysis on several projects of the RERC-AMI.

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Jennifer Donohoe, BS (Exercise Science, MU) - MU Physical Therapy graduate student

Research: Jenny has been working in the primarily with Laura in the Falk Lab, initially providing clinical assessment for human subjects with stroke and role-playing as a therapist for tele-visits, and more recently using MU-Lab to record movement observations.

 

John Barry - MU Senior in BIEN-Biomechanics

Research: John is working part-time with Laura and Jenni on the artificial muscle project, taking the lead on pneumatic circuitry design.

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Randy Will - MU Junior in BIEN-Bioelectronics

Research: Randy maintains the RERC-AMI web site and its accessibility features, has assited Tyre on accessibility aspects of the UniTherapy project, and is currently working on several projects related to innovative strategies for access via multimodal interfaces.

 

 

 

Michael Baran - MU Sophomore in BIEN-Biomechanics

Research: Mike has been assisting Melissa with human subjects data analysis, using the MVTA package of MU-Lab. He also completed the RERC-AMI Tech Report on Imaging. He's worked with us for the academic years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006, and during the summers has had some great internships.

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Danielle Richterkessing - MU Sophomore in BIEN-Biomechanics

Research: Danielle has been assisting Melissa with human subjects data analysis, using the MVTA package of MU-Lab.

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Val Eisele III - MU Sophomore in BIEN-Biocomputing

Research: Val has been working with targeted software development associated with the UniTherapy project, working with Dr. Winters, Tyre and Pawan.

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