News

13 September, 2018

Dr. Rahman and his team were selected for a National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps cohort. The team was awarded $50,000 from the NSF to develop a robotic assistive arm for disabled individuals. The team includes Rathindra (Babu) DasGupta, senior scientist, Fidel Sierra-Flores Jr., undergraduate student in Biomedical Engineering, and Md AssadUzZaman, doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering.

 

13 September, 2018

Dr. Rahman received a $45,000 UWM Research Foundation Bradley Catalyst Grant for his project, “Powered Hand Rehabilitation Glove,” or PHRG. Congratulations!

30 March, 2018

Team “Rehab Glove” has been invited to showcase their innovation and hard work in 3rd Annual UWM Innovators Expo jointly organized by UWM Reserach Foundation (uwmrf) and  Lubar Entrepreneurship Center. Meanwhile Team “Rehab Glove” has completed one of the steps of entrepreneurial ecosystem by participating NSF I-Corps winter 2018 cohort held in Milwaukee I-Corps site.

23 March, 2018

Ph.D student Md Rasedul Islam has been awarded Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) award for the 2018-19 academic year. We are proud of him for a such a prestigious award.

19 March, 2018

Team “Rehab Glove” from UWM BioRobotics Lab successfully completed NSF I-Corps winter 2018 cohort with a “GO” held in Milwaukee I-Corps site. The team comprised of Lab’s director Dr. Mohammad Rahman as Academic Lead (AL), two PhD students Md Rasedul Islam and Md Assad-Uz-Zaman as Entrepreneurial Lead (EL), and Mentor Scott Johannes, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Medical College of Wisconsin and CEO, Immersive Innovation LLC.

Team Rehab Glove (From left: Md Rasedul Islam, Dr. Mohammad Rahman, Md Assad-Uz-Zaman and Scott Johannes)

The Milwaukee I-Corps Program is a joint project of the academic institutions in the Milwaukee region to accelerate ideas using the proven I-Corps methodology. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps Program and counts as a mini grant from the NSF as each I-Corps Team receives a $2,400 sub-award. The program consists of a five-week workshop where participants are coached on designing and validating a business model around their idea. The last session will be dedicated to team presentations on lessons learned and a closing reception. Upon completion, each team will have to decide whether to proceed with the idea or stop and regroup.

13 November, 2017

Team “Kinetix – Assistive Robot ” from UWM BioRobotics Lab successfully completed NSF I-Corps Fall 2017 cohort with a “Pivot” held in Milwaukee I-Corps site. The team comprised of three undergraduate students Christopher Spiewak as Academic Lead (AL), Jennifer Kovac and Fidel Sierra-Flores as Entrepreneurial Lead (EL), and Lab’s director Dr. Mohammad Rahman as mentor.

Team “Kinetix – Assistive Robot (From left: Christopher Spiewak, Jennifer Kovac, Fidel Sierra-Flores and Dr. Mohammad Rahman)

The Milwaukee I-Corps Program is a joint project of the academic institutions in the Milwaukee region to accelerate ideas using the proven I-Corps methodology. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps Program and counts as a mini grant from the NSF as each I-Corps Team receives a $2,400 sub-award. The program consists of a five-week workshop where participants are coached on designing and validating a business model around their idea. The last session will be dedicated to team presentations on lessons learned and a closing reception. Upon completion, each team will have to decide whether to proceed with the idea or stop and regroup.

11 August, 2017

Md Assad-Uz-Zaman has been successfully completed his masters graduation. He has designed and developed a Robot Guided Rehabilitation Scheme for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation using NAO Robot. Congratulation Assad!

18 April, 2017

Christopher Spiewak has presented in “Posters in the Rotunda“. One of six UWM undergraduates selected to present research at the Posters in the Rotunda event in Madison. With more than 100 students from the UW-System, along with their faculty advisors, go to the Capitol Rotunda to share their undergraduate research with legislators, state leaders, UW alumni, and other supporters.

8 April, 2017

The poster entitled “Design with Integrated EMG Control of a 5DoF Robotic Assistive Device for Hand Rehabilitation (RAD-HR)” by Christopher Spiewak has been honorable mention in UWM’s CEAS poster competition 2017. Cheers Chris.

25 March, 2017

Ph.D student Md Rasedul Islam has been awarded Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship (DGSF) award for the 2017-18 academic year. We are proud of him for a such a prestigious award.

Md Rasedul Islam receives DGSF fellowship award from Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska, Dean of Graduate School, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

23 July, 2016

ME Junior Christopher Spiewak has been awarded “Senior Excellence in Research Award” for fall 2016-Spring 2017. Those who receive the award have exhibited an exceptional commitment to undergraduate research during their time at UWM. Recipients are expected to represent the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) at campus and local events. As well as meet monthly with OUR Associate Director to discuss research progress and professional development opportunities. Finishing with a delivered address on the outcomes of the research project at the Senior Excellence in Research Colloquium.

7 April, 2016

The poster entitled “Design and Control of a 4DoF Robotic Assistive Device for Hand Rehabilitation” by Christopher Spiewak has been honorable mention in UWM’s CEAS poster competition 2016. Cheers Chris.

20 August, 2015

ME Junior Christopher Spiewak has been a “Support for Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF)” for fall 2015.  SURF enables faculty research mentors to co-apply with top-performing students to provide an hourly wage for the student’s work on a faculty-led research project. SURF allowed for the continuation of our research into the design, development, and control of a robotic assistive device for hand rehabilitation.

23 May, 2015

ME Junior Christopher Spiewak has been accepted in “Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program” for summer 2015.  Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to prepare eligible participants for doctoral studies through the involvement in research, and other academic activities.The research that he conducted was a design project. Designing a robotic assistive device for hand rehabilitation of physically disabled individuals with impaired upper-limb motion due to stroke, cardiovascular diseases, spinal cord injuries, trauma, work injuries etc.