Our Research Focuses
We strive to base all that we do on the latest scientific evidence and are actively engaged in the study of human movement and development of technologies to enhance human motion. Much of this work is performed and disseminated in collaboration with other organizations we are proud to call our partners. Our core research and development areas include:
We are continuously improving and expanding the capabilities of Caplex in ways we think are most responsive to the needs of the community. Head over to Products > In Development page to view our newest additions to the platform.
We are applying Caplex to the exploration of critical design questions in the pursuit of more effective prosthetic, orthotic, and exoskeleton devices.
We are exploring the application of Caplex technology to enable test-drive strategies to inform the design & selection of prosthetics & orthotics in clinical practice.
New topics and device types we are beginning to explore include:
Explore Our Research Publications
Kim M, Chen T, Chen T, Collins SH. (2018) Transactions on Robotics.
Increasing ankle push-off work with a powered prosthesis does not necessarily reduce metabolic rate for transtibial amputees
Quesada RE, Caputo JM, Collins SH. (2016) Journal of Biomechanics.
Caputo JM, Dvorak E, Shipley K, Collins SH. (2016) Dynamic Walking.
Caputo JM, Adamczyk PG, Collins SH. (2015) Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics.
Collins SH, Kim M, Chen T, Chen T. (2015) IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.
Caputo JM, Adamczyk PG, Collins SH. (2015) IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.
Informing ankle-foot prosthesis design and prescription through systematic experimentation with a tethered robotic prosthesis
Caputo JM. (2015) PhD Dissertation.
The influence of push-off timing in a robotic ankle-foot prosthesis on the energetics and mechanics of walking
Malcolm P, Quesada RE, Caputo JM, Collins SH. (2015) Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.
Caputo JM, Collins SH. (2014) Scientific Reports.
Collins SH, Caputo JM, Adamczyk PG. (2014) IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts.
Interested in Partnering on Research Opportunities?
We would be excited to explore how we can work together on advancing our understanding of human biomechanics and help to develop transformative mobility solutions.