TNSRE serves the community of biomedical engineers and clinical researchers who work at the intersection of neuroscience and physical medicine. We publish novel approaches and technologies for better understanding neural systems, human movement, and the relationships between them, with a focus on assistive devices that improve life for patients, for practicing clinicians, and for everyday use.
Aaron J. Young
Aaron J. Young received the B.S. degree in biomedical engineering from Purdue University, Purdue, IN, USA, in 2009, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, in the Human Neuromechanics Laboratory, School of Kinesiology. His research interests include intent recognition and control of powered exoskeletons and prostheses.
TNSRE, Featured ArticlesState-of-the-Art and Future Directions for Robotic Lower Limb Exoskeletons
Research on robotic exoskeletons has rapidly expanded over the previous decade. Advances in robotic hardware and energy supplies have enabled viable prototypes for human testing. This review paper describes current lower limb robotic exoskeletons, with specific regard to common trends... Read more
Posted on 24 FEB 2017
TBME, Featured ArticlesFit to Burst: Toward Noninvasive Estimation of Achilles Tendon Load Using Burst Vibrations
In this study, we present a novel method of noninvasively estimating mechanical load in the Achilles tendon using burst vibrations. These vibrations, produced by a small vibration motor on the skin superficial to the tendon, are sensed by a skin-mounted accelerometer, which measures the tendon’s response to burst excitation under varying tensile load. Characteristic changes in the burst response profile as a function of tendon tension are observed and used as inputs to an ML model, which yields accurate (R2 = 0.85) estimates of ankle loading during gait. Preliminary results of a fully wearable ankle load monitor are also presented... Read more
Posted on 15 JAN 2021