Assistive Rehabilitation System

February 07, 2017

We are focusing on the development of assistive devices for individuals with stroke, spinal cord injury, essential tremor and other neuromuscular disorder. We are currently developing a full-arm exoskeleton, controlled via electromyograpy (EMG) and encephalography (EEG). We are currently testing our systems on stroke volunteers at the Brain Behavior Laboratory, UBC hospital.

Sample publications:

  • Tavakolan M, Xiao ZG and Menon C (2011) A preliminary investigation assessing the viability of classifying hand postures in seniors, BioMedical Engineering Online, Vol. 10, No.79, doi:10.1186/1475-925X-10-79
  • Khokhar, Z.O., Xiao Z.G., and Menon, C (2010) Surface EMG pattern recognition for real-time control of a wrist exoskeleton, BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2010, Vol. 9, No. 41.
  • Ziai, A and Menon, C (2011) Comparison of regression models for estimation of isometric wrist joint torques using surface electromyography Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, Vol.8, No.56, pp 1-12
  • Webb, J, Xiao, ZG, Aschenbrenner, KP, Herrnstadt, G, and Menon C (2012) Towards a Portable Assistive Arm Exoskeleton for Stroke Patient Rehabilitation Controlled Through a Brain Computer Interface, IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
June 24-28, 2012 Roma, Italy.