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Neville Hogan

Neville Hogan, Ph.D.
Sun Jae Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Building: 3-146
Email: neville@mit.edu

Interactive Robots for Neuro-Rehabilitation

My research in the Newman Laboratory emphasizes forceful interaction between the motor control systems of humans and machines (i.e., robots). Recent work pioneered therapeutic neurobotics to promote recovery after brain injury. It provides durable benefits even for chronic-phase stroke survivors, suggesting that with appropriate stimulation neural plasticity may be harnessed even long after injury. Devices to address balance, gait and abnormal lower-limb motor synergies, both in animals and humans, are in development or beginning trials.

Robots Deliver Therapy After Neurological Injury

Charles SK, Hogan N. The curvature and variability of wrist and arm movements.
Exp Brain Res. 2010 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Hogan N, Sternad D. Sensitivity of smoothness measures to movement duration,amplitude, and arrests. J Mot Behav. 2009 Nov;41(6):529-34.

Volpe BT, Huerta PT, Zipse JL, Rykman A, Edwards D, Dipietro L, Hogan N, Krebs HI. Robotic devices as therapeutic and diagnostic tools for stroke recovery. Arch
Neurol. 2009 Sep;66(9):1086-90. Review.

Sternad D, Park S-W, Müller H.and Hogan N (2010) Coordinate Dependence of Variability Analysis. PLoS Computational Biology 6(4):e1000751


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