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Pei-Chun Kao

Kao-Pei-Chun
Pei-Chun KaoAssistant Professor
  • CollegeZuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • DepartmentPhysical Therapy
  • EmailPeiChun_Kao@uml.edu

Education

  • Other: Physical Therapy, (2014), University of Delaware - Newark, DE
    Supporting Area: Robotic exoskeletons, FES, and biomechanics: treating movement disorders
  • Ph D: Biomechanics, (2009), University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Principles of motor adaptation when walking with a powered exoskeleton
  • MS: Movement Science, (2003), University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Recumbent stepping frequency and neural coping between upper and lower limbs
  • BS: Physical Therapy, (2000), National Taiwan University - Taipei, Taiwan

Awards and Honors

  • President's Poster Award (2011) - 35th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics
  • Kinesiology Teaching Assistantship (2009) - University of Michigan
  • Kinesiology Travel Award (2007) - University of Michigan
  • Rackham Graduate School Travel Award (2007), Scholarship/Research - University of Michigan
  • Kinesiology Summer Research Fellowship (2005), Scholarship/Research - University of Michigan

Publications

  • Srivastava, S., Kao, P., Agrawal, S.K., Scholz, J.P., Higginson, J.S. (2016) "Assist-as-needed robotic training as an alternative to therapist-assisted locomotor training for post-stroke gait rehabilitation," International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 4:5
  • Srivastava, S., Kao, P., Reisman, D.S., Higginson , J.S., Scholz, J.P. (2016) "Coordination of muscles to the foot position during over-ground walking in neurologically intact individuals and stroke survivors," Experimental Brain Research 234: pp. 1903-14
  • Kao, P., Srivistava, S., Higginson, J.S., Agrawal, S.K., Scholz, J.P. (2015) "Short-term performance-based error-augmentation versus error-reduction robotic gait training for individuals with chronic stroke: a pilot study," Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation-International 2:9 pp. 1066
  • Kao, P., Higginson, C.I., Seymour, K., Kamerdze, M., Higginson, J.S. (2015) "Walking stability during cell phone use in healthy adults," Gait & posture 41:4 pp. 947-953
  • Srivastava, S., Kao, P., Kim, S.H., Stegall, P., Zanotto, D., Higginson, J., Agrawal, S., Scholz, J. (2014) "Assist-as-Needed Robot-Aided Gait Training Improves Walking Function in Individuals Following Stroke," IEEE Transactions On Neural Systems And Rehabilitation Engineering: A Publication Of The IEEE Engineering In Medicine And Biology Society
  • Kao, P., Dingwell, J.B., Higginson, J.S., Binder-Macleod, S. (2014) "Dynamic instability during post-stroke hemiparetic walking," Gait & posture 40:3 pp. 457-463
  • Kao, P., Srivastava, S., Agrawal, S.K., Scholz, J.P. (2013) "Effect of robotic performance-based error-augmentation versus error-reduction training on the gait of healthy individuals," Gait & posture 37:1 pp. 113–120
  • Kao, P., Srivastava, S., Agrawal, S.K., Scholz, J.P. (2011) "ROBOTIC PERFORMANCE-BASED RESISTANCE VERSUS ASSISTANCE FOR LEARNING OF A NOVEL GAIT PATTERN WITH A ROBOTIC EXOSKELETON,"
  • Kao, P., Lewis, C.L., Ferris, D.P. (2010) "Invariant ankle moment patterns when walking with and without a robotic ankle exoskeleton," Journal of biomechanics 43:2 pp. 203–209
  • Kao, P., Lewis, C.L., Ferris, D.P. (2010) "Joint kinetic response during unexpectedly reduced plantar flexor torque provided by a robotic ankle exoskeleton during walking," Journal of biomechanics 43:7 pp. 1401–1407
  • Kao, P., Lewis, C.L., Ferris, D.P. (2010) "Short-term locomotor adaptation to a robotic ankle exoskeleton does not alter soleus Hoffmann reflex amplitude," Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation 7:1 pp. 33
  • Kao, P., Ferris, D.P. (2009) "Motor adaptation during dorsiflexion-assisted walking with a powered orthosis," Gait & posture 29:2 pp. 230–236
  • Ferris, D.P., Huang, H.J., Kao, P. (2006) "Moving the arms to activate the legs," Exercise and sport sciences reviews 34:3 pp. 113–120
  • Kao, P., Ferris, D.P. (2005) "The effect of movement frequency on interlimb coupling during recumbent stepping," Motor control 9:2 pp. 144–163

Presentations

  • Inter-joint coordination and movement decomposition during walking in individuals with post-stroke hemiparesis - 26th Ann. Met. Society for the Neural Control of Movement, 2016 - Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Walking stability during cognitive tasks in healthy adults - 11th Annual Biomechanics Research Symposium, 2014 - Newark, DE
  • Footpath variability during swing phase of gait following stroke - 24th Ann. Met. Society for the Neural Control of Movement, 2014 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Coordination of muscles to control the foot position during over-ground walking in healthy elderly and stroke survivors - 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, 2014 - Boston, MA
  • Walking stability during cognitive tasks in healthy adults - 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, 2014 - Boston, MA
  • Robot-aided assist-as-needed gait training vs Body weight supported treadmill training post-stroke - Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society meeting, 2014 - Newark, DE
  • Walking instability following stroke can be revealed by dynamic stability analyses - 18th Ann. Met. Gait & Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS), 2013 - Cincinnati, OH
  • Coordination of leg muscles related to footpath stabilization during over groundwalking post-stroke - 23rd Ann. Met. Society for the Neural Control of Movement, 2013 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Quantifying walking stability after stroke - 42nd Ann. Met. Society for Neuroscience, 2012 - New Orleans, LA
  • Error-enhancement gait training with a robotic exoskeleton: a pilot study after stroke - 35th Ann. Met. American Society of Biomechanics, 2011 - Long Beach, CA
  • Robotic performance-based resistance versus assistance for learning of a novel gait pattern with a robotic exoskeleton - 35th Ann. Met. American Society of Biomechanics, 2011 - Long Beach, CA
  • Effect of robotic performance-based error-enhancement versus assist-as-needed training on the gait pattern of healthy individuals - 8th Annual Biomechanics Research Symposium, 2011 - Newark, DE
  • Plantar flexor reflex response to a perturbation during human walking maintains ankle joint torque pattern - 33rd Ann. Met. American Society of Biomechanics, 2009 - State College, PA
  • Invariant ankle moment patterns with plantar flexor assistance from a powered ankle orthosis - North American Congress on Biomechanics, 2008 - Ann Arbor, MI
  • Motor response during unexpectedly reduced plantar flexor torque provided by a powered orthosis during walking - North American Congress on Biomechanics, 2008 - Ann Arbor, MI
  • Motor adaptation during dorsiflexion-assisted walking with a powered orthosis - 31st Ann. Met. American Society of Biomechanics, 2007 - Stanford, CA
  • Motor adaptation during dorsiflexion-assisted walking with a powered orthosis - 5th World Congress of Biomechanics, 2006 - Munich, Germany
  • Potential therapeutic benefits of self-assisted stepping - 27th Ann. Met. American Society of Biomechanics, 2003 - Toledo, OH
  • Motion analysis of even and uneven transfer in paraplegia - 44th Academic Conference of Formosan Physical Therapy Association, 2003 - Tainan, Taiwan