Advanced Platform Technology Center
Brooke Odle, PhD
Neural stimulation to facilitate transfers, Upper extremity biomechanics in individuals with paralysis, Human musculoskeletal modeling, Wheelchair propulsion biomechanics
Brooke Odle, PhD is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and conducts research in the Motion Study Laboratory at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. In her most recent project, funded by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, she is developing and validating mathematical models of how individuals with spinal cord injury use their upper extremities to interact with assistive devices while standing with peripheral nerve stimulation. These models will be utilized to design advanced nerve stimulation control systems for enhancing balance during standing and walking after paralysis. She was recently awarded funding from the Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation to explore the feasibility of neural stimulation to facilitate independent transfers after paralysis, which will begin in June 2019. Brooke received a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh, a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and a Ph. D. in Biomedical Engineering from NJIT and Rutgers University Biomedical and Health Science.