Eric R. Wade

Assistant Professor - Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department

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Dr. Wade earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000. He received a dual M.S. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2004 and 2007, respectiveley. He completed a postdoctoral fellowships in Computer Science and Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California before joining UT as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering. His research interests include developing and appyling engineering techniques to outstanding problems in medical health, with a particular focus on wearable sensors, ambient monitoring, and motor rehabilitation.

Focus Areas: Socially Assistive Robotics | Neurorehabilitation | Ambient Assisted Living | Motor Behavior, Control and Learning | Clinical Trial Design

Skills and Expertise: Human Robot Interaction | Biological Signal Processing | Kinematic and Dynamic Modeling | Wearable Sensing | Control Systems

Selected Publications:

Spectral Analyses of Wrist Motion Data in Individuals Post Stroke: Developing a Performance Measure for Unsupervised Settings
E. Wade, C. Chen, and C.J. Winstein, Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, In press.
Kinematic Performance of the Paretic and Non-paretic Limbs after Stroke During a Goal-directed Reaching Task
E. Wade, and T. Fan, San Diego, CA. IEEE EMBS Neural Engineering Conference, 2013.
Do Older Adults Plan and Adjust Reaching Movements Similarly for Real and Virtual Targets?
E. Wade, R. Proffitt, B. Kim, B. Lange, P. Requejo, Y.A. Chen, Y.C. Chung, and C.J. Winstein, New Orleans, LA. Gerontological Society of America Conference, 2013.
Evidence of Motor Skill Specialization in Wrist Motion of Skilled Clinicians
E. Wade, C. Zeisler, Templeman, and J.H. Chen, San Diego, CA. Society for Neuroscience Conference, 2013.
Assisted Ambient Living Applied to Remote Motor Rehabilitation
E. Wade, and A. Parnandi, Handbook on Ambient Assisted Living, IOS Press, vol. 11, pp. 567-580, 2012.
Socially Assistive Robotics for Guiding Motor Task Practice
E. Wade, A.R. Parnandi, R. Mead, and M.M. Matarić, Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 218-227, 2011.
Virtual Reality and Robotics for Stroke Rehabilitation: Where Do We Go from Here?
E. Wade and C.J. Winstein, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 685-700, 2011.
Determination of Nominal Task Difficulty of an Upper Extremity Motor Task Puzzle for Individuals Post–Stroke
E. Wade, S. Chen, and C.J. Winstein, Burlington, VT. NASPSPA Conference, 2011.
Automated Administration of the Wolf Motor Function Test for Post-Stroke Assessment
E. Wade, A. Parnandi, and M.J. Matarić, Munich, Germany. ICST 4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 2010.
Conductive Fabric Garment for a Cable–Free Body Area Network: Conductivity Analysis for DC Power–Line Communication over Fabric Media
E. Wade and H.H. Asada, IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 52-58, 2007.