New Hope for People Living with Paralysis (full-length version)

Learn how a multi-disciplinary team uses the Lab of Things as the platform to interconnect wearable sensors like gloves, headbands, and capacitive sensors built into clothing, bed sheets, and wheelchair pads. These sensors capture/monitor subtle motions such as finger twitching, lower arm rotation, and head movements among patients with paralysis, with the goal of providing these individuals the ability to control appliances in caregiving and home settings.

The team working on this project is comprised of Nilanjan Banerjee and Ryan Robucci, both assistant professors from the computer science and electrical engineering department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Sandy McComb Waller, associate professor of physical therapy and rehabilitation science at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.