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About Us

The Rehabilitation Research and Movement Performance (RRAMP) Laboratory and its facilities (from the School of Health Technology and Management) are located in the Research and Support Services Building in Research and Development Park. The facilities consist of four research laboratories, nine faculty offices and an administrative office, computer room for students, storage closet, and an IRB storage room within a secure area of the building. Within the building, but outside the secure suite, are a conference room, staff/student lounge, restroom and shower for participants with disabilities, and a laundry facility.

The four labs, which are approximately 7,000-square-feet, are dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities, assessing athletic performance and aiding recovery after disease or injury through the use of a motion analysis system. This system is coupled with four in-ground force plates, electromyography and an eye tracking system. Faculty from SHTM and collaborators (outside of SHTM) explore ways to improve the lives of individuals with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Huntington’s disease and multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, amputations, orthopedic disorders, cerebral palsy, geriatric disorders, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. The RRAMP lab also includes a locomotor training center, a motor control / motor learning lab to probe motor recovery, a musculoskeletal lab currently using ultrasound diagnostic equipment to assess and train muscle control of the spine and pelvic floor, prosthetic and orthotic lab, a transcranial magnetic stimulation and a body composition lab to explore physical changes of muscle, fat, and bone.