August 2019

Congratulations to Netta Gurari, Nina van der Helm, Justin Drogos, and Jules Dewald on the acceptance of our paper for publication with Frontiers in Neurology - Stroke. The article titled 'Accuracy of Individuals Post-Hemiparetic Stroke in Matching Torques Between Arms Depends on the Arm Referenced' is our first major publication in our investigation of the extent to which individuals with stroke inaccurately judge their self-generated torques.

July 2019

Congrats to our collaborators, Yuan Yang and Jules Dewald (co-PIs), who were awarded an NIH NICHD NCMRR R21 grant! Dr. Gurari will be supporting the awarded project as a co-investigator, applying her skills in robotics and human subject testing in the investigation of indirect motor pathways that are recruited in individuals with stroke.

Welcome Om Gandhi! Om is a rising high school junior who will be assisting with the development of a new custom mechatronic system for use in our human subject experiments.

Congrats to May who presented our work on how accurately individuals with stroke judge their self-generated torques within each arm at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Science of Ability Symposium.

June 2019

Congrats to Camille who was awarded a Northwestern University Summer Internship Grant to work with May and I on our investigation of perceptual impairments in individuals with stroke.

Congrats to Ahalya who presented our work on a training game to coordinate torques produced between arms at the International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics 2019 during Rehab Week.

We are looking forward to the discussions that we will have at the upcoming Neuroscience 2019 in Chicago. Nice job May for taking the lead on the project that we will present in our accepted abstract!

Welcome Camille! Camille is a rising junior undergraduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering who will be assisting with running our human subject studies.

Welcome Jackson Bremen! Jackson is a rising high school senior who will be assisting with programming software to automate the delivery of our human subject experiments.

May 2019

Netta Gurari enjoyed visiting investigators at University of Twente and Delft University of Technology. She shared our latest research findings in a presentation to the Delft Haptics Lab.

May Cai and Netta Gurari each gave oral presentations on our research findings relevant to proprioception in individuals post-hemiparetic stroke at the Congress on Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.

Our abstract indicating that individuals post-stroke can accurately identify the elbow torques that they generate in extension was accepted to the Science of Ability Symposium: Breakthroughs in Rehabilitation and Recovery. May will present our findings on July 22!

April 2019

Welcome Jingyan Ling! Ling is pursuing a Masters of Science in Robotics at Northwestern University and will be completing with us his Final Project. Ahalya will be developing a bimanual game for assessing torque perception in children.

Congratulations to May Cai, Ahalya Mandana, and Neha Reddy on the acceptance of our paper submission to the 2019 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics. Ahalya Mandana will be sharing our novel training paradigm for rehabilitating torque perception in individuals with stroke via an oral presentation.

March 2019

Dr. Netta Gurari and Dr. Firas Mawase co-Chaired a session on 'Sensorimotor Control and Stroke' at the 15th Karniel Computational Motor Control Workshop. Speakers were Drs. Netta Gurari and Firas Mawase, as well as Ronit Feingold Polak. An objective of the session was to consider how best to approach stroke rehabilitation.

February 2019

Drs. Netta Gurari will be co-Chairing a session at the Third Congress on NeuroRehabilitation and Neural Repair on "Sensorimotor Impairments Post Unilateral Brain Injury". Speakers in the session are Drs. Bob Sainburg, Frans van der Helm, Jules Dewald, and Netta Gurari.

Congratulations on the acceptance of our submission to the Neural Engineering Conference. Yuan Yang will be presenting work that he is leading and we are supporting, in which he develops innovative engineering approaches to determine how various motor pathways contribute to impairments in individuals with stroke.

Dr. Netta Gurari was featured in an article published on the NU Master of Science in Robotics website.

January 2019

Drs. Netta Gurari and Yuan Yang are excited to begin mentoring Emily Biederman, Olivia Do, Collin Fligge, Michael Henderson, and Katie Rance on their Doctor of Physical Therapy Synthesis project over the upcoming year and a half. Welcome to these Class of 2021 DPT students!

December 2018

Congratulations to Ahalya Mandana for completing her Masters of Science in Robotics at Northwestern University. We greatly enjoyed working with Ahalya on her final project and are excited to continue with her as she continues with us in a research support position.

November 2018

Dr. Netta Gurari is organizing a session for the 15th Karniel Computational Motor Control Workshop on "Sensorimotor Control and Stroke". Looking forward to sharing our research at Be'er Sheva in March 2019!

Congratulations to Angelica Alberto for presenting her summer research at the 2018 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students! Angelica was funded by the NU Summer Research Opportunity Program and will return to NU in the Fall as a Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

Congratulations to PhD student May Cai for being awarded an AHA Predoctoral Fellowship for her application titled 'Torque Perceptual Ability while Lifting in Individuals with Chronic Hemiparetic Stroke'. May is co-mentored by Drs. Netta Gurari and Jules Dewald.

Congratulations to PhD student Jackie Patterson on presenting our research at Neuroscience 2018. Jackie shared our findings on the effect of stretching on spasticity in individuals with stroke.

October 2018

Drs. Netta Gurari, Justin Drogos, and Jules Dewald published an article in PLoS ONE summarizing their ongoing work on proprioception in individuals with stroke. Findings demonstrate the importance of including unimanual and bimanual tasks when assessing proprioceptive deficits.

August 2018

Congratulations to Angelica Alberto on presenting her summer research at the 9th annual NU Movement and Rehabilitation Science Training Day.

Dr. Netta Gurari was awarded an NIH Career Development Award to support her research endeavors over the next five years on 'Upper-Extremity Torque Perceptual Impairments in Chronic Hemiparetic Stroke'.

We are happy to welcome Nirvik Sinha to the research team! Nirvik is supported by the US-India Khorana Scholar to pursue a summer internship under the mentorship of Drs. Yuan Yang, Netta Gurari, and Jules Dewald.

June 2018

We are happy to welcome Angelica Alberto to the research team! Angelica is supported by the NU Summer Research Opportunity Program to conduct research this summer under the guidance of Dr. Netta Gurari. Angelica will be investigating how accurately individuals with stroke can judge torques within each arm during a single-degree of freedom task.

We are happy to welcome May Cai to the research team! May is a PhD student in the Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience program and will be co-mentored by Drs. Netta Gurari and Jules Dewald. She will investigate how accurately individuals with stroke perceive torques during multi-degree of freedom tasks.

April 2018

Welcome Ahalya Mandana! Ahalya is pursuing a Masters of Science in Robotics at Northwestern University and will be completing with us her Final Project. Ahalya will be developing a bimanual game for retraining torque perception in individuals with stroke.