Office of Undergraduate Research

Hand grip rehabilitation for people with disability

The goal of our research is 1) to develop interventions to improve hand function for people with disability; and 2) to understand neurologic and biomechanical mechanisms underlying their difficulties in hand function. Our target population is persons with neurologic disorders such as stroke. We will conduct laboratory testing in which stroke survivors will perform various tasks with their hands while their grip force and muscle activities are recorded using instruments. Test results will be analyzed to improve our understanding of mechanisms underlying disability and to evaluate new rehabilitation interventions.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Students will be involved in laboratory equipment setup, laboratory testing, data collection, analysis, interpretation of data, literature review, and other research activities, together with other research assistants in the laboratory.