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.
Brian E. Lawson
Brian E. Lawson (S’09) received the B.A. degree in physics from Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, in 2006. He received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Fu Foundation School of engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA, in 2007, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He is currently a postdoctoral scholar at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. His research interests include robotics, mechatronics, and applied controls.
TNSRE, Featured ArticlesRunning With a Powered Knee and Ankle Prosthesis
Abstract This paper presents a running control architecture for a powered knee and ankle prosthesis that enables a transfemoral amputee to run with a biomechanically appropriate running gait and to intentionally transition between a walking and running gait. The control architecture consists firstly of a... Read more
Posted on 6 MAY 2015
TNSRE, Featured ArticlesVariable Cadence Walking and Ground Adaptive Standing With a Powered Ankle Prosthesis
This paper describes a control approach that provides walking and standing functionality for a powered ankle prosthesis, and demonstrates the efficacy of the approach in experiments with a unilateral transtibial amputee subject. Both controllers incorporate a finite-state structure that emulates... Read more
Posted on 23 MAR 2016