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Objective

The primary goal of our research is to develop new techniques and devices to facilitate functional use of the upper extremity, especially the hand. Toward this end we are investigating the underlying sensorimotor control of the limb, the changes that occur following injury, and the factors that influence rehabilitation.

Clinical Significance

Our research furthers understanding of neural mechanisms that control the hand and of specific sources of hand impairment common after stroke or other conditions. We are using this information to guide the development of rehabilitation devices and strategies that will hopefully improve recovery of hand function for stroke survivors.

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