The Biomechatronics, Assistive Devices, Gait Engineering and Rehabilitation Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW BADGER Lab) applies scientific and engineering principles to promote quantitative assessment, restored function, and physical recovery after orthopedic or neurological injury. Our lab’s goal is to apply mechanical engineering principles to rehabilitation in order to improve lower limb mobility impairments. We do this through understanding how locomotion neuromechanics and various gait parameters are affected in impaired individuals. We then design lower-limb prostheses, wearable sensors, and rehabilitation robotics to compensate for lost function due to impairment.
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