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Yi-Ning (Winnie) Wu

Yi-Ning (Winnie) Wu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
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Technology-based rehabilitation, home-based rehabilitative and monitoring technology

Research Interest

Understanding motor control/adaptation and muscle adaption due to injury and intervention, Technology-based rehabilitation, Home-based rehabilitative and monitoring technology

Educational Background

Postdoctoral training in Neuroscience at Brown University, Providence RI.

Postdoctoral training in Sensory and Motor Performance Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

PhD in Biomedical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

BSc in Physical Therapy at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan


Motor impairments associated with neurological injuries such as cerebral palsy and stroke can cause significant challenges to those individuals during their daily living. As technology advances, the ease of access to reliable rehabilitation likewise advances. However, the most effective form and dose of such technology-based rehabilitation is at this point remains largely unknown. To find the optimal form and dose of technology-based rehabilitation, we shall explore how motor skills, muscles, and the brain adapt to these neurological disorders and the corresponding interventions. Currently the research of Wu utilizes a motion capture system, EMG, EEG and a rehabilitative robot to understand the responses of participants to upper-extremity training. This upper-extremity training aims to identify the optimal dosage or indicators for technology-based rehabilitation. The research of Wu is representative of the merging of technologies. These technologies may directly impact the course of healthcare in the future. Such technologies may likewise significantly impact the field of rehabilitation in a positive way as we aim to unlock the plasticity and potential of the injured brain and nervous system.