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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.

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Latest Lab News

  • Dr. Derek Kamper gives seminar talk at George Mason University

    Dr. Derek Kamper gave a talk at the George Mason University Department of Bioengineering seminar¬†entitled Using EEG and EMG feedback to rehabilitate neural activation patterns…

  • Alex Sprague Presents at BMES Conference

    Research Assistant Alex Sprague presented a poster at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2023 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington on his undergraduate thesis research on…

  • CLEAR Open House

    The Closed Loop Engineering for Advanced Rehabilitation (CLEAR) research group hosted an open house this evening to showcase the research being conducted in the Hand…

  • Welcome, New Undergraduate Students!

    We are excited to welcome undergraduate students Alex Knight, Noah Liberacki, Becky Renfrow, and Mylah Williams into the Hand Rehabilitation Lab! Alex will be working…

  • Dr. James Ailsworth Successfully Defends Ph.D. Dissertation

    Congratulations to Dr. James Ailsworth on successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on Development of Neurofeedback Therapies for Hand Rehabilitation in Stroke.

  • Alex Sprague Successfully Defends Honors Thesis

    Congratulations to Alex Sprague for successfully defending his honors thesis,¬†Virtual reality to investigate interconnectedness of hand and arm motor control. Alex will be graduating with…

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