News & Events
|Greg Sawicki and members of his Human PoWeR (Physiology of Wearable Robotics) Lab awarded Chancellor’s Innovation Fund|
Robotics Put a Spring in Your Step
NC State biomedical engineer Greg Sawicki and members of his Human PoWeR (Physiology of Wearable Robotics) Lab have come up with technology to help victims of stroke, spinal-cord injury or traumatic brain injury that have difficulty walking. Their invention? A “smart” walking aid that doesn’t require motors or external power. Based upon a keen understanding of the interplay between the human calf muscles and the Achilles’ tendon, Sawicki’s team devised a lightweight, wearable boot with a spring that propels wearers forward after proper engagement of the device’s “clutch.”
|Richard Goldberg (BME) and Karen McCulloch (AHS/PT) Awarded Rehabilitation Research Grant|
On August 1, 2012 BME core faculty member, Dr. Richard Goldberg, along with project leader Dr. Karen McCulloch in UNC’s Allied Health Sciences / Physical Therapy received a research grant from the Sister Kenny Research Institute. Their collaborative project is titled “The Assessment of Military Multitasking Performance: Validation of a Dual-Task and Multitask Protocol to Inform Return-to-Duty Decision-Making after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.”
Coulter Seminar Series Fall 2013
Flavio Frohlich, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry
Anne Marion Taylor, Ph.D
Department of Biomedical Engineering
North Carolina State University and
University of North Carolina – CH
Adam Jacks, Ph.D.
Dept of Allied Health Sciences Speech and Hearing Sciences