Research Overview

The essential goal of my research is to improve the overall quality of the rehabilitation service through technology-assisted therapies. Towards that, I specifically focuses on three research directions.

  • I investigate various ways to use artificial intelligence to monitor the impairment level and the therapy progress of the patient and intervene in an optimal manner.

  • I conduct clinical studies to understand the therapeutic benefit of technology-assisted therapies in routine clinical settings.

  • In a human-computer interaction perspective, I attempt to analyze the pros and the cons of technology-assisted therapies and to understand the specific means to advance the contemporary state-of-the-art rehabilitation technology.

Current Projects

Patient State Modeling

  • Research Agenda:

    • Movement Quality Evaluation on Upper-Extremity Exercise Movements for Post-Stroke Patients

    • Estimating Cognitive Assessment Scores through Self-Administrered Mobile Games

    • Estimating Patient's Depression Level

  • Collaborators:

    • Jeungok Choi (College of nursing, University of Massachusetts Amherst)

    • Jeeyae Choi (School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, University of North Carolina Wilmington)

    • ArcSecond Inc.

    • Woorisoft

    • Heeyeon Hospital

    • Smilegreen Child Development Center

    • Isone Aquatic Exercise Institue

Clinical Studies on Technology-Assisted Therapies

  • Research Agenda:

    • The Clinical Effect of Using the RAPAEL Smart Glove for Upper-Extremity Therapy in Post-Stroke Persons

    • The Clinical Effect of Using the RAPAEL Smart Board for Upper-Extremity and Cognitive Therapy in Post-Stroke Persons

    • The Clinical Effect of Using the RAPAEL Smart Pegboard for Upper-Extremity Therapy in Post-Stroke Persons

    • The Clinical Effect of Using the Neuro-World for Cognitive Therapy in Post-Stroke Persons

  • Collaborators:

    • Jean-Francois Daneault (Department of Kinesiology and Health, Rutgers University)

    • Woorisoft

    • Heeyeon Hospital

    • Smilegreen Child Development Center

Human-Computer Interaction Studies on Technology-Assisted Therapies

  • Research Agenda:

    • Understanding Robot-Assisted Therapy

    • Understanding Game-Assisted Therapy

    • Ivestigating Wearable Sensor-Based Feedback Strategies in the Real-World Setting

  • Collaborators:

    • Taiwoo Park (MSU Communication Arts & Sciences, Michigan State University)

    • Eun Kyoung Choe (College of Information Studies, University of Maryland)

    • Minhyuk Kim (Hocoma; Jungwoo Trade)

    • Woorisoft

    • Heeyeon Hospital

    • Smilegreen Child Development Center