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PROPEL Lab - Current Research

Three men in a lab. One with prosthetic knee and two scientists.

The PROPEL conducts research to develop new technologies and techniques to help individuals with severe physical disabilities walk again and be physically active.

Research studies include rehabilitation engineering, prosthetics, orthotics, assistive devices, engineering design, biomechanics, human gait, gait and balance assessment, video-game based rehab, evidence-based practice, and technologies for developing countries.

Development of a Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation-based Gait Training Biofeedback System for Lower Limb Amputees

Aliaa's Project

This project centers on developing a wearable biofeedback system designed to augment gait training for individuals with lower-limb amputations...

Generalized Gait Quality Monitoring and Assessment using Machine Learning and Wearable Sensors

Gabriel's Project

This project aims to leverage machine learning techniques to develop models capable of generalized gait assessment...

Towards Developing a Digital workflow for Transradial (Below-Elbow) Prostheses

Calvin's Project

The overarching goal of this work is to facilitate a more systematic, data-driven approach in transradial socket design...

Partial Automation of Upper-Limb Prosthetic Socket Design

Vishal's Project

This project focuses on quantifying and characterizing traditional transradial socket manufacturing...

Development and Validation of a Textile-Based Pressure Sensing System for Pediatric Prosthetic Sockets

Thierry's Project

The objective of the project is to develop and validate a pressure-sensing sock for pediatric prosthetics...

Developing Digital Technology for the Design of Ankle-Foot Orthotics (AFO)

Connor's Project

This project is focused on developing digital technology for the design of ankle-foot orthotics (AFO)...

Developing a Semi-Automated, Parameterized System for Upper Limb Prosthetic Design

Katrina's Project

This project aims to develop a semi-automated, easy-to-use tool for upper limb prosthetic design...

Development of a Music-Based Wearable Biofeedback System to Improve Lower Limb Amputee Gait Symmetry

Sebastian's Project

This project aims to further the lab’s research into Wearable Biofeedback Systems (WBSs) that improve gait quality amongst lower-limb amputees...

Development of a Testing Apparatus to Quantify the Rotational Stiffness of 3D Printed Ankle-Foot Orthoses

Julia's Project

Ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) are commonly prescribed for a variety of cases, including stroke, osteoarthritis...