Dr. Ji-Chul Ryu has been recently promoted to an Associate Professor, with tenure, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northern Illinois University. He earned his PhD degree in 2009 from our lab and joined NIU in 2013. His research interests include integrated planning and control of autonomous robotic systems, its application to mobility assistive robots, and robotic dynamic manipulations. Our sincere congratulations!!
Dr. Moiz Khan successfully defends his PhD thesis entitled "Trunk Rehabilitation using Cable-driven Robotic Systems" on July 25, 2019
Dr. Agrawal to lead as the editor-in-chief of a new journal "Wearable Technologies" published by Cambridge University Press
Wearable Technologies is the first journal dedicated to publishing original research and industrial developments related to wearable devices. Wearable technologies have a role in areas such as rehabilitation, industry, environment/exploration, injury prevention, military, diagnostics, animals, sport and leisure and this journal aims to connect research from all areas of wearable technologies.
Device acts as a cane-like mobile assistant to provide light-touch to help the elderly and others with impaired mobility
A novel neck brace, which supports the neck during its natural motion, was designed by Columbia engineers. This is the first device shown to dramatically assist patients suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in holding their heads and actively supporting them during range of motion.