Previous Research

Robotic Knee Exoskeleton to Reduce Joint Loading and Improve Mobility in
Veterans with Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis

The purpose of this project was to create a new class of robotic knee exoskeletons that utilized these 21st century advances to improve the efficacy, comfort, and performance of knee unloader braces.

Commercialization and Translation of Smart Cane
The aim of this project was to accelerate the commercialization and clinical translation of the smart cane, a novel walking cane for people with knee osteoarthritis.

Design and Evaluation of a Biarticular Prosthesis to Reduce Gait Compensations
The purpose of this Career Development Award is to improve the mobility and quality of life of veterans with transtibial amputation through the development of a novel biarticular prosthesis, and to train me in neuromuscular biomechanics, prosthetic engineering, and gait simulations through the guidance and support of a strong multidisciplinary team of mentors.

A Biofeedback Smart Cane to Reduce Knee Loading Associated with Osteoarthritis
For this study, we developed a novel smart cane with haptic biofeedback and evaluated its ability to increase cane loading and decrease knee loading as compared to a conventional walking cane.

Do Rocker Bottom Shoes and Ankle-Foot Orthoses Reduce Pain and Improve Mobility for Ankle Osteoarthritis Patients?
This clinical trial compared the efficacy of rocker bottom shoes and ankle-foot orthoses to manage ankle osteoarthritis in terms of mobility, pain, and bone motion as measured with biplane fluoroscopy.