Robotic Therapy – Grace Kim, PhD – New York University

We recently completed clinic based feasibility study for a hand robot that allows patients to practice opening and closing their affected hand while playing video games.

Dr. Grace Kim is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at NYU Steinhardt. She has worked primarily with adults with physical disabilities and gained expertise in neurorehabilitation. Dr. Kim developed an interest in the integration of technology for recovery after stroke while working as a clinical researcher in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. She has extensive experience working with individuals with stroke and rehabilitation robotics devices of the upper limb. Currently, she is interested in understanding optimal ways to utilize everyday technologies to facilitate self-directed rehabilitation and activity of individuals with stroke within the home or community environment. Learn more about Dr. Grace Kim here.