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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!

Our Students

Latest Lab News

  • 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…

  • 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….

  • Dr. Rinku Roy receives AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Dr. Rinku Roy has been awarded an American Heart Association (AHA) postdoctoral fellowship for 2024 – 2025 to investigate the use of motor imagery during…

  • 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…

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