Past Event

Sunil K. Agrawal - Robotics to Characterize, Retrain, and Restore Human Movements

November 1, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Northwest Corner Building (Room 1406), Columbia University, 550 West 120 Street, New York

Event Description:

Neural disorders and old age limit the ability of humans to perform activities of daily living. Robotics can be used to probe the human neuromuscular system and create new pathways to characterize, relearn, or restore functional movements. Dr. Agrawal’s group at Columbia University Robotics and Rehabilitation (ROAR) Laboratory has designed innovative technologies and robots for this purpose. These technologies have been tested on subjects in a variety of studies to understand the human cognitive and neuro-muscular response. Human experiments have targeted patients with stroke, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, Vestibular disorders, elderly subjects and others. The talk will provide an overview of some of these technologies and scientific studies performed with them.

Event Speaker:

Sunil K. Agrawal, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, Columbia University

Event Information:

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required via the event webpage. Hosted by the Data Science Institute as part of their Data for Good series. Contact the Data Science Institute at [email protected] for more information.