Organization profile

Organization profile

The Center for Rehabilitation Robotics develops robotic devices and therapies to improve the lives of people with disabilities. The largest of the center’s eight current projects is the development of a device that combines a robotic exoskeleton and a virtual reality program for neurorehabilitation of people with limited arm movement resulting from a stroke. Smaller projects on wearable robots focus on lower-extremity exoskeletons to restore walking to individuals following a stroke; epidural electrical stimulation to increase spinal cord transmission; the improved use of exoskeletons by people with spinal cord injury; and the study of new robotic technology for stroke therapy to be used in the home.
Researchers at the center are also designing new human-robot interfaces that allow people to control exoskeletons in a biologically natural way. Lastly, the organization Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy is backing a center project to equip 30 young men with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with NJIT-developed exoskeletons that will extend the use of their arms for up to five years. The Kessler Foundation and Rutgers Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science are major collaborators. The center’s work is supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, among other agencies and organizations.

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Hand Medicine & Life Sciences
Virtual reality Engineering & Materials Science
Patient rehabilitation Engineering & Materials Science
Upper Extremity Medicine & Life Sciences
Arm Medicine & Life Sciences
Stroke Medicine & Life Sciences
Fingers Medicine & Life Sciences
Sensory Feedback Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1984 2019

Coordination of reach-to-grasp in physical and haptic-free virtual environments

Furmanek, M. P., Schettino, L. F., Yarossi, M., Kirkman, S., Adamovich, S. & Tunik, E., Jun 27 2019, In : Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation. 16, 1, 78.

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Hand Strength
Biomechanical Phenomena
Young Adult
Open Access
Feasibility Studies
Upper Extremity
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
1 Citation (Scopus)

The Effect of Movement Phase on the Contralaterally Coordinated Paired Associative Stimulation-Induced Excitability

Fluet, G., Alokaily, A. O., Yarossi, M., Tunik, E. & Adamovich, S. V., Oct 26 2018, 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 3080-3083 4 p. 8512931. (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS; vol. 2018-July).

Rutgers, The State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bioelectric potentials
Motor Evoked Potentials