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
Upper Extremity Medicine & Life Sciences
Patient rehabilitation Engineering & Materials Science
Stroke Medicine & Life Sciences
Fingers Medicine & Life Sciences
Rehabilitation Medicine & Life Sciences
Biomechanical Phenomena Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2004 2018

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

Alokaily, A. O., Yarossi, M., Fluet, G., 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., Vol. 2018-July. p. 3080-3083 4 p. 8512931

Rutgers, The State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology

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

Bioelectric potentials
Hand
Muscle
Motor Evoked Potentials
Modulation
2 Citations (Scopus)

Coordination of pincer grasp and transport after mechanical perturbation of the index finger

Schettino, L. F., Adamovich, S. & Tunik, E., Jun 1 2017, In : Journal of neurophysiology. 117, 6, p. 2292-2297 6 p.

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Strength
Fingers
Biomechanical Phenomena
Thumb
Wrist

Examining vr/robotic hand retraining in an acute rehabilitation unit: A pilot study

Merians, A., Yarossi, M., Patel, J., Qiu, Q., Fluet, G., Tunik, E. & Adamovich, S., Jan 1 2017, Biosystems and Biorobotics. Springer International Publishing, p. 437-441 5 p. (Biosystems and Biorobotics; vol. 15).

Rutgers, The State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

End effectors
Patient rehabilitation
Recovery
Adaptive algorithms
Plasticity