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Yi-Ning Wu

Yi-Ning (Winnie) Wu is an Associate Professor, Scientific Lead in Physiological Measurement at the UMass Lowell NERVE Center
Yi-Ning Wu, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Scientific Lead in Physiological Measurement, NERVE Center


Technology-based Neurorehabilitation, Home-based Rehabilitation and Monitoring Technology, Human and Human-Robot Performance.

Research Interest

Understanding motor control/adaptation and physiological adaption due to injury, intervention or additional augmentation, Technology-based rehabilitation for Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms

Educational Background

  • Ph D: Institute of Biomedical Engineering, (2007), National Cheng Kung University - Tainan, Taiwan
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Quantification of Abnormal Muscle Tone in Animal Model and in Clinical Setting.
  • BS: Department of Physical Therapy, (2000), National Cheng Kung University - Tainan, Taiwan


Yi-Ning Wu, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology, and the Scientific Lead in Physiological Measurement of the New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She received a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy and earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. Before joining the UMass Lowell in 2013, she was a postdoctoral research associate at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, now the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and in Neuroscience Department at Brown University. She has served as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals and Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Dr. Wu and her team receive research support from the state funding, federal grants and the private sector. Her current research focuses on human performance and recovery enhanced through technologies such as personal protection equipment, exoskeletons and novel exercise machines.