email: Gaith Androwis
Ghaith J Androwis, Ph.D. is an Associate Research Scientist in the Human Performance and Engineering at Kessler Foundation (KF), and Clinical Research Scientist at Children’s Specialized Hospital. He graduated with PhD inBiomedical Engineering (concentration on Neuromuscular and Rehabilitation Engineering) from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Rutgers University. His PhD dissertation work involved the designing and reconstructing of a customized stimulation apparatus in which it is used to providing non-invasive mechanical vestibular stimulation to reduce spasticity and dystonia in children with CP and provide objective neuromuscular evaluations.
Dr. Androwis has successfully completed his first postdoctoral training in wearable robotics and rehabilitation at NJIT. His role was to R&D of an inexpensive alternative to currently available robotic exoskeletons (lower extremity) for children with Cerebral Palsy and individuals with SCI and the creation of an upper extremity device for individuals with stroke or Muscular Dystrophy. He is an expert on robotics, mobility, bio-mechatronics, 3D printing, rapid prototyping and rehabilitation in persons with neurological disorders and has amassed a considerable record of accomplished and productive research projects in this area.
Currently, Ghaith joined the Human Performance and Engineering Lab at KF, with interest to work on robotics Exoskeleton for walking rehabilitation in adults after stroke, TBI and children with CP; Functional electrical stimulation for rehabilitation of foot drop (WalkAide). Another area of interest includes the application of novel interventions (i.e. vestibular stimulation, Whole body vibration) on individuals with neuromuscular disability with the aim to reduce their level of disorder (Spasticity, Dystonia and muscle tone).
Additionally, Dr. Androwis serves as a reviewer for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference and has served as reviewer for the journal of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems. Dr. Androwis is also a member of the IEEE society.