University of Illinois

Rehab Research Lab

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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We are dedicated to preventing secondary conditions of disabilities by using interdisciplinary techniques and technologies.



  • Spinal cord injury
    We investigate various forms of pressure ulcer management, including power wheelchair tilt/recline and alternating pressure seat cushions.
  • Diabetes
    We analyze how pressure, shear, and temperature affect neuropathic foot ulcers.
  • Cerebral palsy
    We aim to optimize the power wheelchair driving interface for children with cerebral palsy.