Dr. Lee shares facilities and research equipment with Dr. Binder-Macleod at the University of Delaware and with the Research Department at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia.
Pediatric Mobility Lab & Design Studio at the
University of Delaware
The human muscle performance laboratory, a 350 sq. foot laboratory, is used to perform strength testing and research in electrical stimulation of skeletal muscle. Electrical stimulation of skeletal muscle can be used to assist individuals with muscle weakness or paralysis to perform functional movements. Using electrical stimulation to assist function is called Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). The overall goal of the laboratory is to contribute to the development of techniques and hardware to improve FES. Both experimental and computer modeling work are used to enhance understanding of factors that affect the force responses of skeletal muscle to electrical stimulation. Such study is used to optimize (maximizing force while minimizing fatigue) muscle performance during repetitive electrically elicited muscle contractions.