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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.

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Research Groups

Publications

Perceived Usefulness of a Social Robot Augmented Telehealth Platform by Therapists in the United States

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Analysis of Human Behavior for Robot Design and Control

Publisher Applied Bionics and Biomechanics

Ailu: An Affordable Sensorized Toy for Detection of Neuro and Motor Delays in Infants

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Publisher Biomechatronics

Preliminary Hardware and System Design Investigation for an Affordable and Mobile Assistive Robot for Elderly Care

Publisher IEEE ICRA Workshop: Mobile Robot Assistants for the Elderly (MoRobAE)

Robot-Based Measures of Upper Limb Cognitive-Motor Interference Across the HIV-Stroke Spectrum

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)

Towards Data-Driven Autonomous Robot-Assisted Physical Rehabilitation Therapy

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)

Developing Robot-Based Cognitive and Motor Tasks for People Living with Both HIV and Stroke

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Biorob)

Towards Robot-Based Cognitive and Motor Assessment Across the HIV-Stroke Spectrum

Publisher Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

Affordable stroke therapy in high-, low-and middle-income countries: From Theradrive to Rehab CARES, a compact robot gym

Publisher Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering (RATE)

Evaluating older adults’ interaction with a mobile assistive robot

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

High-force haptic rehabilitation robot and motor outcomes in chronic stroke

Publisher International Journal of Clinical Case Studies (IJCCS)

Quantifying infant physical interactions using sensorized toys in a natural play environment

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)

Stereo 3D tracking of infants in natural play conditions

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)

Using upper limb kinematics to assess cognitive deficits in people living with both HIV and stroke

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)

Upper limb kinematics of adults with cerebral palsy on bilateral functional tasks

Publisher Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

A computer model of the human arm: Predictive biomechanics for the theradrive rehabilitation system

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)

High-force Haptic Rehabilitation Robot and Motor Outcomes in Chronic Stroke: A Case Study

Publisher Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Students

Kevin Bui

PhD, BE


Tristan Fogt

Robotics MSE


Samuel Gaardsmoe

Robotics MSE


Shannon Lin

Robotics MSE


Jal Mahendra Panchal

Robotics MSE


Jeong Inn Park

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Robert Paslaski

Robotics MSE - Submatric (On Leave of Absence)


Young Shin

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Shreyas Shivakumar

Robotics MSE '17 - PhD, CIS


Michael Sobrepera

Robotics MSE '19, PhD, MEAM


Francis Sowande

PhD, MEAM


Erica Waters

PhD, MEAM


Patience Yeboah

PhD, BE


Alumni

Oladayo Adewole

Robotics MSE '15 - Postdoctoral Researcher, Brant Lab


John (Dalton) Banks

Robotics MSE '14


Klyde Breitton

Robotics MSE '16 - Senior Software Engineer, Kulicke & Soffa


Addwiteey Chrungoo

Robotics MSE '15


Eli Gottlieb

Robotics MSE '19


Daniel Harris

Robotics MSE '18 - PD Engineer, Apple


David Hernandez

Robotics MSE '18 - Olis Robotics


Dinesh Jagai

Robotics MSE '21


Vera Lee

Robotics MSE '21 - Johnson & Johnson


Jessica Perry

Robotics MSE '19


Vishnu Prem

Robotics MSE '21 - Software Development Engineer, Amazon


Sarah Raizen

Robotics MSE '20 - Capital One


Anushree Singh

Robotics MSE '15 - Apple


Sakthivel Sivaraman

Robotics MSE '18 - Software Engineer, NVIDIA


Michelle Johnson

Research Areas

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