Selected Recent Publications

Hasson, C. J., Manczurowsky, J., Collins, E. C., & Yarossi, M. (2023). Neurorehabilitation robotics: how much control should therapists have? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience17, 1179418.
https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2023.1179418

In this perspective paper, we discuss the future of neurorehabilitation robotics, focusing on how physical therapists interreact with robotic systems. Should we give the robotics full control, so therapy is driven solely by algorithms and AI?

Manczurowsky, J., Badadhe, M., & Hasson, C. J. (2022). Visual programming for accessible interactive musculoskeletal models. BMC Research Notes15(1), 108.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-022-05994-5

This paper showcases freely-available software that includes a computer model of an arm that can be controlled with a keyboard, or for a more interesting experience, with a person’s muscle activity using low-cost sensors. The model is programmed entirely in a visual programming language, making it easier for non-experts to understand how the model works.

Yen, S. C., Qian, S., Folmar, E., Hasson, C. J., & Chou, C. A. (2022). Recurrence quantification analysis of ankle kinematics during gait in individuals with chronic ankle instability. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living4, 893745.
https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2022.893745

Here, we try to understand if individuals with chronic ankle instability, exhibit certain signatures in the way they walk. We show that a measure that, somewhat abstractly, quantifies how frequently a person’s neural control strategy switches, may have some predictive power in identifying peoplw with chronic ankle instability.

Koh, M. H., Yen, S. C., Leung, L. Y., Gans, S., Sullivan, K., Adibnia, Y., Pavel, M., & Hasson, C. J. (2021). Exploiting telerobotics for sensorimotor rehabilitation: a locomotor embodiment. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation18, 1-21.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12984-021-00856-w

In this work, we introduce a novel approach that uses telerobotics for locomotor rehabilitation. We had human trainers provide physical assistance to people who have previously had a stroke using a remotely controlled robotic system.