Elliott J. Rouse

Elliott J Rouse (S’10-M’12) received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, in 2007, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, in 2009 and 2012. Subsequently, he joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA USA, where he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Biomechatronics Group at the MIT Media Lab until 2014. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University, with appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University. He directs the Neurobionics Lab in the Center for Bionic Medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL USA. His current research focuses on understanding locomotion through the lens of system dynamics and control, and how pathology affects these dynamics. The goal of this understanding is to develop a new class of wearable robotic technologies that impact the lives of the disabled. Applications include robotic prostheses, exoskeletons, and technologies that augment human motor performance. He serves as an associate editor for the journal Assistive Technology.

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Summary of Human Ankle Mechanical Impedance During Walking
The human ankle joint plays a critical role during walking and understanding the biomechanical factors that govern ankle behavior and provides fundamental insight into normal and pathologically altered gait. Previous researchers have comprehensively studied ankle joint kinetics and kinematics during... Read more