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Neurobionics Lab at the University of Michigan

In the Neurobionics Lab at the University of Michigan, we learn about how locomotion is controlled by the nervous system, so we can build better, more lifelike robotic assistive technologies. To this end, we apply small disturbances to the legs during locomotion and measure how the brain governs our biomechanical response.  We fit mathematical models to these data, which provides a better blueprint for innovative robotic prostheses and exoskeletons.

In one half of our laboratory, we use the higher resolution Vicon Vantage V8s to capture the small changes in limb kinematics that occur as part of our disturbances.

In the other half of the lab, we use the Vero cameras coupled with our instrumented treadmill, to test our novel assistive technologies.

Together, these systems provide the precision and accuracy needed for our biomechanical modeling, as well as enable the flexibility to test our technologies that will soon improve the lives of people with disabilities.

-Dr. Elliott J. Rouse, Director


Neurobionics Lab at the University of Michigan
Neurobionics Lab at the University of Michigan
Neurobionics Lab at the University of Michigan
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Chest 78.7cm / 31in 85.1cm / 33.5in 87.6cm / 34.5in
Waist 63.5cm / 25in 68.6cm / 27in 78.7cm / 31in
Hips 81.3cm / 32in 86.4cm / 34in 91.4cm / 36in
Inside Leg 66cm / 26in 69.9cm / 27.5in 77.5cm / 30.5in


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Chest 86.4cm / 34in 94cm / 37in 103cm / 40.6in 114.3cm / 44.5in
Waist 71.1cm / 28in 83.8cm / 33in 90cm / 35.4in 99.1cm / 39in
Hips 88.9cm / 35in 94cm / 37in 100cm / 39.4in 109.2cm / 43in
Inside Leg 66cm / 26in 69.2cm / 27.3in 71cm / 28.3in 81.3cm / 32in