Please join the U.S. National Science Foundation for a lecture by Lara Thompson of the University of the District of Columbia department of mechanical engineering.
Thompson’s research focuses on the effects of equilibrium loss on postural control and balance. Through her work, she investigates various assistive technologies and robotics aimed toward improving balance in elderly individuals and survivors of stroke. Thompson is the founding director of the Biomedical Engineering Program and the Center for Biomechanical & Rehabilitation Engineering at the University of the District of Columbia.
This lecture is first in a three-part series featuring the laureates of the 2022 Alan T. Waterman award, the nation's highest honor for early-career scientists and engineers.
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