BME 553

BME 553 Rehabilitation Engineering: Assisted Movement after Injury

Introduction to rehabilitation techniques for assisting individuals with physical disabilities to reach,

stand and walk. Biomechanics of intact and pathological movements and the use of assistive devices

such as exoskeletal orthotics, neuroprosthetic devices and locomotor training are emphasized.

Students are trained in biomechanical modeling, motion analysis, electrical stimulation, control

systems, neuroregeneration, and pharmacology. Students also have the opportunity to participate in

clinical case demonstrations and gain experience in human movement measurement and analysis

techniques.

Prerequisite: consent of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (you must have permission before you register).