Biomechatronics, Assistive Devices, Gait Engineering, and Rehabilitation Laboratory

Peter Adamczyk

peteradamczykcolorDr. Adamczyk is the Mead Witter Foundation Associate Professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and is also a Faculty Affiliate in the Departmentd of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Dr. Adamczyk directs the UW Biomechatronics, Assistive Devices, Gait Engineering and Rehabilitation Laboratory (UW BADGER Lab) which aims to enhance physical and functional recovery from orthopedic and neurological injury through advanced robotic devices. We study the mechanisms by which these injuries impair normal motion and coordination, and target interventions to encourage recovery and/or provide biomechanical assistance. Our work primarily addresses impairments affecting walking, running, and standing. Core foci include:

  • Fundamental studies of locomotion biomechanics
  • Design and evaluation of semi-active foot prostheses for gait restoration after amputation
  • Wearable sensors for movement assessment during real-life activities
  • Rehabilitation robotics to explore motor learning and neural adaptation in healthy and impaired populations

Dr. Adamczyk received his B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University followed by his M.S.E. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Dr. Adamczyk’s College of Engineering faculty profile can be viewed here.

Publications can be viewed on his Google Scholar profile or his PubMed/NCBI bibliography.