Sang Wook Lee, PhD
Dr. Lee is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Catholic University of America and a Research Scientist in the Center for Applied Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research at the NRH. His research work for the last 18 years has focused on the neuromechanics of the human hand and its functional
restoration after neurological injuries such as stroke. In relation to the proposed work, he conducted a study that tested the feasibility of EMG pattern classification for training of stroke survivors, supported by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (current name: NIDILRR). He has developed biomimetic exotendon devices for the training of the hand and arm of stroke survivors, and is currently developing a novel training method (targeted muscle assistance) that focuses on restoration of muscle coordination and proper task mechanics. These projects have been funded by the National Institute of Health and the National Science Foundation. He also worked on a research project, funded by the Department of Defense, which examines neuromechanical abnormalities in muscle coordination of stroke survivors. He is a
member of the American Society of Biomechanics, Institute of Electronics Electrical Engineers, and Gait and Clinical Movement Society.