Research Videos

Innovative Bionic Hand Provides Amputees with Sense of Touch

Researchers at the University of Newcastle are undertaking an ambitious project to provide bionic hands with the sense of touch. The investigators involved in this government-funded, £1.4 million project are aiming to design a prosthesis [...]

Exergames: Bring Out the Athlete In You!

Researchers at the University of Porto, Portugal are investigating the untapped potential of video "exergames" as tools for exercise and sports training. With the ever-increasing popularity of video games, strong evidence has suggested that the [...]

MINDWALKER: Using Biosignals to Create a Powerful New Exoskeleton

Every year, there are 11,000 people across all of Europe that suffer a spinal cord injury (SCI). In hopes of improving the quality of life for all SCI patients, a team of researchers is working [...]

Cutting edge research at NMRL – Inching towards developing true bionic legs that can improve the quality of life of patients with lower limb amputations

The Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (NREL) lead by Dr. Helen Huang investigates the control mechanism of neuromuscular system in normal and neurologically disordered persons. Dr. Huang and her team has successfully developed an advanced neural-machine [...]

EMG monitored Wii-based Movement Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation

BACKGROUND Stroke rehabilitation is a challenging, lengthy process that patients must undergo to regain motor function. Recovery effectiveness and efficiency can be increased by further understanding the neuromuscular system during post-stroke recovery. This involves monitoring [...]