• 2860 Citations
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1989 …2020
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Area of Expertise

Dr. Patterson’s research focuses on musculoskeletal function and its role in human performance. Her biomedical engineering perspective affords critical insight to a collaborative team of physicians, basic scientists, physical therapists, and engineers evaluating rehabilitation treatments associated with abnormal motion. Unique to her research is the V-gait Caren system providing state-of-the-art computer-assisted rehabilitation environments through video motion capture, virtual reality, and computational modeling.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Biomedical Science, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

MEng in Biomedical Engineering, Texas A & M University

BS in Engineering Science, Baylor University

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Projects 2010 2020

Research Output 1989 2019

Motor Skills Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Motor Skills
Child Development
9 Citations (Scopus)

Soft robotic devices for hand rehabilitation and assistance: A narrative review

Chu, C. Y. & Patterson, R. M., 17 Feb 2018, In : Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. 15, 1, 9.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Equipment and Supplies
1 Citation (Scopus)

Development of a novel visuomotor integration paradigm by integrating a virtual environment with mobile eye-tracking and motion-capture systems

Miller, H. L., Bugnariu, N., Patterson, R., Wijayasinghe, I. & Popa, D. O., 10 Aug 2017, 2017 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 8007481. (International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR; vol. 2017-June).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Virtual reality
3 Citations (Scopus)

Soft robotic rehabilitation exoskeleton (rehab glove) for hand therapy

Haghshenas-Jaryani, M., Nothnagle, C., Patterson, R., Bugnariu, N. & Wijesundara, M. B. J., 1 Jan 2017, 19th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies; 14th International Conference on Design Education; 10th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; vol. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

End effectors
Patient rehabilitation
4 Citations (Scopus)

Kinematic study of a soft-and-rigid robotic digit for rehabilitation and assistive applications

Haghshenas-Jaryani, M., Carrigan, W., Wijesundara, M. B. J., Patterson, R., Bugnariu, N. & Niacaris, T., 1 Jan 2016, 40th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Vol. 5B-2016.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Patient rehabilitation