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What is a Kinarm Lab?

The most advanced and flexible robotic platforms for undertaking sensory, motor and cognitive research

Kinarm was invented by Dr. Stephen Scott of Queen’s University at Kingston as a tool to study upper-limb voluntary motor control and specifically the difficulty of quantifying and manipulating the mechanics of multi-joint motion in the NHP while simultaneously recording neural function (Scott, 1999).

Kinarm Labs are highly flexible platforms that enable researchers to develop and implement their own custom experimental paradigm.

Coordination of multi-joint and multi-limb motor actions with or without joint-based loads.
Learning in altered visual and mechanical environments.
Solving complex cognitive problems.
Perceptual aspects of proprioception and body image.
Enabling readout of brain-machine interfaces to support neuroprosthetic design.

Articles & Case Studies

Recent Publications

The independence of impairments in proprioception and visuomotor adaptation after stroke
Neurophysiol. 2022 Feb 2. doi: 10.1152/jn.00447.2021. Epub ahead of print.
Stige KE, Kverneng SU, Sharma S, Skeie GO, Sheard E, Søgnen M, Geijerstam SA, Vetås T, Wahlvåg AG, Berven H, Buch S, Reese D, Babiker D, Mahdi Y, Wade T, Miranda GP, Ganguly J, Tamilselvam YK, Chai JR, Bansal S, Aur D, Soltani S, Adams S, Dölle C, Dick F, Berntsen EM, Grüner R, Brekke N, Riemer F, Goa PE, Haugarvoll K, Haacke EM, Jog M, Tzoulis C. (2024)

Prog Neurobiol. 2024 Apr 10;236:102603. doi: 10.1016/j.pneurobio.2024.102603. Epub ahead of print.