Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center
Technology for Children with Orthopedic Disabilities

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Children's Specialized Hospital
Rutgers University

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The focus of this RERC is centered around three research studies and three development projects listed below.

Neurorehabilitation and Robotics
Intensive robot therapy using haptic and virtual reality interfaces will be beneficial in arm rehabilitation in children with hemipalegia. [More]

Toward a New Understanding of Spasticity
Work on this project is devoted to developing an deep understanding of the roles of spasticity andmotor control in limiting the function of children with cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury.The core areas of research are understanding spastic effects in passive, isometric, and coordinated movements. The development of models has lead to greater understanding for use in interventions such as vestibular stimulation [More]

Control of Osteoporosis
Active standing, which simulates the gait cycle, achieves the necessary equilibrium of osteoclast and osteoblast activity to prevent osteoporosis. [More]

Wheelchair-Mounted Manipulator
Extend reaching and grasping activities in an unstructured world with this six degree-of-freedom manipulator. [More]

Virtual Reality Rehabilitation and Recreation
A video game platform allows for rapid protyping and customizable games for persons with disabilities. [More]

Sensory Motor Enhancement
Skin deformation is an alternative method for sensing muscle activation. [More]

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This Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center, Grant H133E050011-06, is funded by the
National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.

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