Yih-Kuen Jan

Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Lab, Disability Resources and Educational Services

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Research Interests

Dr. Jan is Director and Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Engineering Research Lab in the Disability Resources and Educational Services. He is committed to developing rehabilitation technologies for the prevention and management of secondary conditions in people with impaired mobility. Dr. Jan is recognized for his research on soft tissue biomechanics and its role in the development of musculoskeletal injury, including pressure injury. Dr. Jan has extensively published his research work to improve the understanding of the effect of various pathophysiological conditions (spinal cord injury, aging, diabetes, physical inactivity) on musculoskeletal injury. His research has been supported by the NIH, NIDRR, PVA Foundation and Reeve Foundation. Dr. Jan serves as an associate editor on prestigious journals, including the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Frontiers in Physiology, and PLOS ONE, and is an editorial board member of the Assistive Technology and Journal of Tissue Viability.

Education/Academic qualification

Rehabilitation Science and Technology, Postdoc, University of of Pittsburgh

Award Date: Sep 30 2006

Rehabilitation Science and Technology, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Award Date: May 31 2004

Biomedical Engineering, MS, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

Award Date: May 31 1997

Physical Therapy, BS, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

Award Date: May 31 1995


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