Camila Shirota

Camila Shirota

Research Fellow, The Hopkins Centre, MHIQ, Griffith University.

Camila Shirota received her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University while working at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. During her Ph.D., she investigated able-​bodied and above-​knee amputee balance recovery from tripping perturbations during walking. She was then a post-doctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, where she was involved in studies using powered exoskeletons to better understand unimpaired walking, and to restore locomotor function in people with spinal cord injury. She was also a researcher at the University of Zurich, where she studied the use of technology to support unsupervised gait training in stroke survivors.

Her research interests include neuromuscular control of human gait and its applications to rehabilitation; (technology-based) assessment of sensorimotor function; and translation of technologies into clinical and home environments.

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