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Contact Information:

Derek Kamper

4402C Engineering Bulding III
NC State. Raleigh, NC 27695
(919) 515-4411

Research Areas:
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • PhD. Biomedical Engineering, Ohio State University
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Ohio State University
  • A.B., B.E., Electrical Engineering, Dartmouth College


The goal of the Hand Rehabilitation Laboratory is to improve upper extremity function, especially for the hand, in cases of injury or disease. Toward that end, we are pursuing three tracks: examination and modeling of hand neuromechanics, identification of impairment mechanisms and application of this knowledge to the development of interventions to improve rehabilitation. These interventions incorporate soft robotics, virtual reality and pharmaceutical agents.

Research Interests

Wearable robotics
Virtual reality

Courses Taught

BME 422 Medical Instrumentation

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