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Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Secondary Faculty, BE

My research is mainly in the area of robot-mediated rehabilitation. I am focused on the investigation and rehabilitation of dysfunction due to aging, neural disease, and neural injury. I am particularly interested in 1) exploring the relationships between brain plasticity and behavioral/motor control changes after robot-assisted interventions; 2)quantifying motor impairment and motor control of the upper limb in real world tasks such as drinking; and 3) defining the methods to maintain therapeutic effectiveness while administering local and remote, robot-mediated interventions.

I direct the Rehabilitation Robotics Lab. This is a new Lab within the Department of Physical, Medicine, and Rehabilitation in the Perelman School of Medicine. The Rehabilitation Robotics Lab mission is to use robotics,rehabilitation,and neuroscience techniques to translate research findings into the development of assistive and therapeutic rehabilitation robots capable of functioning in real-world rehabilitation environments. Our goal is to improve the quality of life and function on activities of daily living (ADLs) of our target population in supervised or under-supervised settings.

Research Areas

  • Robot-assisted Therapy
  • Social/Humanoid Robots for Rehabilitation
  • Tele-rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation Robots

Students

Kevin Bui

PhD, BE


Tristan Fogt

Robotics MSE


Samuel Gaardsmoe

Robotics MSE


Paedyn Gomes

PhD, MEAM


Dinesh Jagai

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Vera Lee

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Shannon Lin

Robotics MSE


Jal Mahendra Panchal

Robotics MSE


Jeong Inn Park

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Robert Paslaski

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Vishnu Prem

Robotics MSE


Young Shin

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Shreyas Shivakumar

Robotics MSE '17 - PhD, CIS


Michael Sobrepera

Robotics MSE '19, PhD, MEAM


Alumni

Oladayo Adewole

Robotics MSE '15 - PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn


John (Dalton) Banks

Robotics MSE '14


Klyde Breitton

Robotics MSE '16 - Honeywell


Addwiteey Chrungoo

Robotics MSE '15


Eli Gottlieb

Robotics MSE '19


Daniel Harris

Robotics MSE '18 - SharkNinja


David Hernandez

Robotics MSE '18 - Olis Robotics


Jessica Perry

Robotics MSE '19


Sarah Raizen

Robotics MSE '20 - Capital One


Anushree Singh

Robotics MSE '15 - Apple


Sakthivel Sivaraman

Robotics MSE '18 - NVIDIA


Michelle Johnson

Research Areas

  • Robot-assisted Therapy
  • Social/Humanoid Robots for Rehabilitation
  • Tele-rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation Robots