Laura A. Miller

Laura A. Miller (M’94–SM’07) received the B.S. degree in biomedical engineering from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, in 1992, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering, in 1994 and 2003, respectively, from Northwestern University, IL, where she also received a prosthetics certificate in 1999. She works as a Research Prosthetist for the Center for Bionic Medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL and is an Associate Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University. Her research interests include fitting and evaluation of new advanced prosthetic devices. Dr. Miller serves on the board of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics and is a member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.

Associated articles

JTEHM, Articles, Published Articles
A Comparison of Pattern Recognition Control and Direct Control of a Multiple Degree-of-Freedom Transradial Prosthesis
With existing conventional prosthesis control (direct control), individuals with a transradial amputation use two opposing muscle groups to control each prosthesis motor. As component complexity increases, subjects must switch the prosthesis into different modes to control each component in sequence.... Read more