The Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology focuses on restoring health, mobility, independence and societal participation to individuals with disabilities by:
- Studying the interdisciplinary science of human movement, called biomechanics/neuromechanics,
- Designing, developing and controlling next-generation assistive and rehabilitative technologies, such as prosthetic limbs and robotic exoskeletons,
- Performing human subject experiments in our state-of-the-art motion analysis lab to measure if and how much these technologies help users,
- Training engineers and scientists to be the future leaders and innovators in the fields of biomechanics, biomechatronics, human augmentation, and neuromotor rehabilitation engineering.
CREATE contributes to the school’s Inclusion EngineeringSM mission through research in physical rehabilitation, mobility, assistive devices, and related areas.