The Eric P. and Evelyn E. Newman

Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



          Technology’s most lasting benefits are derived from its ability to impact individual human capabilities.  Technology has dramatically expanded the range and scope of human performance: where we can go, what we can sense, what we can do and how we communicate.  The focus of the Newman Laboratory is technology to enhance human performance.  The mission of the laboratory is to:


Understand and quantify key aspects of human sensorimotor performance, including mobility manipulation touch and feel;

Restore function to individuals impaired by disease, accident, birth defect, occupational hazard or the physical challenge of normal aging;

Create new technology to enable performance beyond unaided human capability.





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