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(5) Selected Research Projects

  • July 2012—July 2015, "Improving Step-To-Step Control of Walking in Traumatic Amputees," (Sponsor: Bridging Advanced Developments for Exceptional Rehabilitation (BADER) Consortium).
  • October 2009—September 2010, "Characterizing Gait Asymmetry: A Potential Clinical Tool for Early Detection of Parkinson?s Disease," (Sponsor: Clinical and Translational Science Institute Pilot Project Grant).
  • October 2006—October 2009, "Trial-to-Trial Nonlinear Dynamics of Human Movements," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Dynamical Systems Program).
  • June 2008—May 2009, "The Origin of Unpredictability in Damage Evolution Dynamics: Fundamental Limitations on SHM System Performance," (Sponsor: Siemens).
  • April 2004—June 2005, "Multiscale Dynamics of Systems with Evolving Microstructure: A Dynamical Systems Approach to Damage Evolution Monitoring.," (Sponsor: Air Force Research Lab, Nondestructive Evaluation Branch (AFRL/MLLP), via Miltec).


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