Bambi Brewer-Quality of Life Technology Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Bambi Brewer

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Rehabilitation Science and Technology
University of Pittsburgh
Forbes Tower, 5044
412-383-6594
bbrewer @ pitt.edu

Bambi R. Brewer is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology. She received her Ph.D. from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in 2006. Her goal is to use technology, and specifically robotics, to improve the quality of life for individuals with neurological disease or injury. Her current projects include computerized assessment for early detection of Parkinson's disease and the use of visual feedback distortion to improve performance in a robotic rehabilitation environment.
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"My expertise is in science and engineering, but I want to use that knowledge to address the needs of people with neurological disease or injury. Conducting my research as a part of the multidisciplinary QoL center enables me to keep my work clinically relevant as well as technically innovative."