Torres-Oviedo Gelsey

Gelsy Torres-Oviedo


My work is focused on motor adaptation of locomotion and balance control in humans considering both the plasticity of the brain and the role of biomechanics in movement. I am particularly interested in the adaptability of muscle coordination during motor learning tasks, especially in patients with cortical lesions. I am also very interested in the generalization of motor learning acquired on devices, like robots or treadmills, to natural movements.

To quantify the human behavior I utilize kinematic and kinetic recordings, factorization analysis of electromyografic signals, and neurological testing. Results from my research are of potential interest to clinicians and researchers in rehabilitation robotics interested in using technological devices to improve movements in patients with motor disorders.