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The CAREN Extended is a virtual reality system with a motion capture system, a 6 degree of freedom actuated base, and a split-belt treadmill. This system is used to conduct state-of-the-art rehabilitation research to help the elderly and people with disabilities.

CAREN Extended Eirtual Reality System

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The Wheelchair-Mounted Robotic Arm (WMRA) integrates a 7-joint robotic arm and various sensors into a power wheelchair. It is controlled using various input devices, including the Brain-Computer Interface that can control the system using a brain signal. This system is used to assist individuals with disabilities to perform their activities of daily living independently.

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Annually CARRT engineers develop technical specifications for over 250 vehicle modifications for individuals with disabilities to drive independently. Using a driving simulator, we are able to evaluate adaptive driving systems including drive-by-wire controls and design appropriate interfaces to improve safety and function.

Virtual Reality Driving System

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The Hands-Free Wheelchair Control project utilizes sensor technology to control a wheelchair and a mobile platform using body motion instead of a joystick. This system can be used for various applications, including wheelchair-bound dancers who can free their hands and use their body motion to control their wheelchair and dance with others.

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The Rehabilitation and Robotics Testbed (RRT) includes a 10 camera motion capture system, two force plates, wearable inertial sensors, a safety harness, and an adjustable environment that includes ramps, stairs, a gravel pit, a door, and shelves. This Testbed is used to evaluate, design and test prosthetic, rehabilitation and assistive devices.

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The motion analysis system tracks motion in three dimensional spaces and calculates joint angles and forces. This system is used to develop injury prevention and optimal performance strategies in dance, music and sports.

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News & Events

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Redwan Alqasemi is the first researcher at USF to be awarded the National Science Foundation's I-Corps Teams grant to validate and commercialize his research on robotic grippers.
Dr. Kyle Reed has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation on the "Perception of Accurate Interactions through Bimanual Integrated Forces and Motions."
Dr. Rajiv Dubey has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation's MRI program to acquire CAREN-Extended Virtual Reality Simulation system http://www.motekmedical.com/products/caren/
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MOSI-sponsored minority group visits CARRT labs and interact with students and various robotics projects

Research

To create infrastructure and conduct cutting edge interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaborative research and development in assistive, rehabilitation, and robotics technologies.




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Education

To increase the capacity of engineers, researchers, and practitioners in the field through education and training; and develop highly skilled, high wage workforce. To provide technology-related mentoring services to K-12 students and teachers. To conduct exhibitions, public displays and media reports; and host technology awareness events.

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Service

To provide technical assistance to agencies on standards and public policy. Offer rehabilitation engineering technology referral and advising services to hospitals, service providers, and people with disabilities locally, regionally and internationally.



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