Farewell To Justin

We would like to thank Justin Riebe for his efforts while working for the Mobility Lab. Unfortunately for us, Justin has left for bigger and better opportunities awaiting him. Justin helped with multiple projects, primarily dealing with wheelchair sports research… Read More

Mobility Lab goes to ASB/ISG

The International Shoulder Group (ISG) is a collection of many biomechanically focused research groups whose primary interest is in the shoulder. Since 1999, the ISG has been a Technical Group of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB). The American Society… Read More

Mobility Lab Presents at RESNA

RESNA or the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, was started in August 1979, with the aim to “maximize the health and well being of people with disabilities through technology”. Currently, “Resna is the only professional membership… Read More

UWM Researcher Working to Improve Mobility for Wheelchair Users

People who use wheelchairs often find themselves dealing with serious shoulder injuries and pain.

The problem is the repetitive motions required to move the chair. More than 20 muscles in the arms and upper body are put in motion each time the wheelchair user tries to go somewhere. But help is on the way.

UW-Milwaukee researcher Brooke Slavens is involved in a project that could bring real relief to the many people confined to wheelchairs but paying a big price for the constant pushing and pulling.