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Hand Rehabilitation Lab


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 the understanding of the neural mechanisms that control the hand and the 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.

Check out some of our research projects!

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Latest Lab News

  • NREL’s Dr. Wentao Liu Successfully Defends Ph.D. Dissertation

    Congratulations to Wentao Liu from the neighboring Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (NREL) for successfully defending his PhD dissertation!

  • Dr. Kamper and Chris Vogel present at Stroke Survivor Conference 2024

    Dr. Kamper and Chris Vogel attended the Stroke Survivor Conference 2024, presenting our research, specifically the BAC-Glove, and connecting with stroke survivors and clinicians

  • Becky Renfrow wins Mathews Medal

    Becky Renfrow, an undergraduate researcher in the Hand Rehabilitation Lab, has been awarded the Mathews Medal, the highest non-academic honor for NCSU students who are…

  • National Biomechanics Day

    The Hand Rehabilitation Lab, along with other BME labs, recently hosted students from local middle schools for National Biomechanics Day! Students learned about how virtual…

  • BME Department Retreat

    The Hand Rehabilitation Lab attended the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC-CH and NCSU Annual Retreat in Durham, NC. Dr. Kamper presented on the…

  • Kamper inducted¬†into AIMBE

    Derek Kamper was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) at their Annual Event on March 25 in Arlington, VA. Dr….

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