Biomechatronics, Assistive Devices, Gait Engineering, and Rehabilitation Laboratory

December 2020 – Congratulations to Jenna Thorp on her successful PhD defense!

Jenna Thorp successfully defended her PhD Dissertation, titled Modulation of Gait during Rhythmic Electrical Stimulation. Dr. Thorp’s main research investigated how stimulation to the muscles of the lower leg can change stride period. Her accomplishments also include a review of how wearable sensors can detect movement disorder symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease, modeling studies of entrainment with mechanical perturpbations to the legs, and the force response of muscle to transcutaneous electrical stimulation.

Congratulations to Jenna, as the first PhD graduate of the UW BADGER Lab!