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:
Collaborative Research Publications
Predicting prosthetic foot preference, mobility and balance using a robotic prosthetic foot emulator
Halsne EG, Turner AT, Hansen AH, Walker NR, Childers WL, Brousseau LM, Caputo JM, Curran CS, Hafner BJ, Ruxin TR, Lloyd AM, Morgenroth DC. (2021) Military Health System Research Symposium.
Comparison between a robotic prosthetic foot emulator and corresponding commercial prosthetic forefoot angular stiffness properties
Halsne EG, Turner AT, Curran CS, Caputo JM, Hansen AH, Hafner BJ, Morgenroth DC. (2021) American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetist Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium.
A Novel Test-Drive Strategy for Prosthetic Foot Prescription: A Randomized, Cross-over Predictive Validity Study
Morgenroth DC, Halsne EG, Turner AT, Behrens KM, Walker NR, Hansen AH, Brousseau L, Childers WL, Caputo JM, Curran CS, Hafner BJ. (2021) American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetist Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium.
A test-drive strategy for prosthetic foot prescription using a robotic prosthetic foot emulator
Halsne EG, Turner AT, Hansen AH, Behrens KM, Walker NR, Childers WL, Brousseau LM, Caputo JM, Curran CS, Hafner BJ, Morgenroth DC. (2020) NIH – Rehabilitation Research 2020 – Envisioning a Functional Future.
Comparison between robotic prosthetic foot emulator and corresponding commercial prosthetic forefoot angular stiffness properties
Halsne EG, Turner A, Curran CS, Caputo JM, Hansen AH, Hafner BJ, Morgenroth DC. (2020) VA RR&D Center for Limb Loss and Mobility Young Investigator Symposium.
Customer Research Publications
Kim M, Chen T, Chen T, Collins SH. (2018) Transactions on Robotics.
The passive series stiffness that optimizes torque tracking for a lower-limb exoskeleton in human walking
Zhang J; Collins SH. (2017) Frontiers in Neurorobotics.
Zhang J; Fiers P; Witte KA; Jackson RW; Poggensee KL; Atkeson CG; Collins SH. (2017) Science.
An experimental comparison of the relative benefits of work and torque assistance in ankle exoskeletons
Jackson RW; Collins SH. (2015) Journal of Applied Physiology.
Once-per-step control of ankle-foot prosthesis push-off work reduces effort associated with balance during human walking
Kim M; Collins SH. (2015) Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.
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.