John Rebula

John Rebula
Ph.D. Candidate

S.B., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006

Research Interests:
Mechanics and control of locomotion, Robotics, Dynamic Model Based State Estimation

Current Research:
I am currently investigating methods of performing kinematic measurements of human motion in a non-lab setting using Inertial Measurement Units. One application is a wireless mobile gait lab that subjects wear for long periods of time (months), which can help identify and diagnose individuals who are at risk for falls. It can also yield lifestyle data that is difficult to measure in lab settings, allowing us to better analyze the effect of different prostheses on quality of life, as opposed to relying on lab-based indicators (metabolics, preferred walking speed).

posted by John Rebula at 7:17 AM