Exploring new ways to enable individuals with disabilities to fully participate in needed and desired life roles and activities

The Center for Adaptive Systems of Brain-Body Interactions (CASBBI) recognizes that improving the quality of life of individuals with disabilities requires an in-depth understanding of the interactions between the individual, their environment, and society. CASBBI brings together scientists, engineers, health care professionals, and community stakeholders to pursue transdisciplinary fundamental research and to create translational innovations aimed at challenges related to disability. In particular, our research focuses on chronic pain, movement impairment, autism spectrum disorders, and substance use disorder.

CASBBI is led by Drs. Siddhartha Sikdar, Jim Thompson, and Lynn Gerber.




Sonomyographic Upper Limb Prosthetics: A New Paradigm

CASBBI Director Siddhartha Sikdar and colleagues were recently awarded a $3.6M Bioengineering Research Partnership grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to develop and clinically evaluate a new prosthetic control system that uses ultrasound imaging. This multidisciplinary collaboration brings together members of CASBBI’s Biomedical Imaging Laboratory (PI: Sikdar, Key Personnel: Chitnis), commercial partners at Infinite Biomedical Technologies, and clinicians at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and Hanger Clinic to accelerate technology translation to commercial products.
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