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Karl Zelik

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Mechanical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

Intellectual Neighborhoods

Research Focus

Our mission is to improve health, mobility and independence for individuals with physical disabilities, and to enhance human performance and well-being through advances in movement science and assistive technology. We perform research on a range of topics, from biomechanics of human movement to developing prosthetic limbs, exoskeletons, exosuits, wearables, and smart clothing. The Zelik Lab is housed within the Vanderbilt Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology.