Computer Science/Engineering/Pre-Med – Lewis
Options: UROP, Volunteer
UROP volunteer positions are available in the Human Adaptation Lab (HAL) under the direction of Assistant Professor Cara Lewis, PT, PhD. Dr. Lewis’ research interests include musculoskeletal causes of hip pain, and motor adaptation to robotic assistance during gait. Student volunteers are currently offered the opportunity to participate in two studies: the study of movement patterns in people with and without hip pain with the goal of developing intervention programs to decrease hip pain; and the study of gait-adaptation to a robotic hip exoskeleton.
Students interested in the opportunity to work with Dr. Lewis can expect to assist in some or all of the following types of research responsibilities, depending upon prior educational or research experience:
- data management (data collection; data processing; data analysis)
- creating and modifying computer programs (Matlab)
- using musculoskeletal modeling software (OpenSim)
Students’ interests and project needs may vary, however students must commit to 5-10 hours per week at a minimum. Students who complete one semester of UROP work in this lab will have the option to pursue funding via UROP, work-study, or academic credit.