BME Seminar Series: Meghan Huber, PhD., UMass Amherst: From Clinic to Everywhere: Using Robot Technology to Advance Neuromotor Rehabilitation
12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
From Clinic to Everywhere: Using Robot Technology to Advance Neuromotor Rehabilitation
Meghan Huber, PhD
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Monday, December 04, 2023
12:00pm – 12:50pm
Abstract: The primary aim of neuromotor rehabilitation is to attain functional improvements that transcend the laboratory and clinical settings. A key strategy involves shifting motor training from controlled environments to patients' daily lives. In this presentation, I will discuss our research exploring the potential of in-home rehabilitation and how advancing our fundamental understanding of human neuromotor learning and the use of robotic technology can enhance real-world gait rehabilitation.
Biography: Meghan is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at University of Massachusetts Amherst, with adjunct appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences. She is the director of the Human Robot Systems Laboratory, and her research focuses on understanding how humans and robots can learn from the physical interactions of one another.
Meghan received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University in 2009 and her M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2011. She recently received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Northeastern University in 2016. During her doctoral training, she was a Visiting Junior Scientist in the Autonomous Motion Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany in 2014. She was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2016-2020.
Please reach out to Kate Harrison (email@example.com) for a zoom link.