Faculty and Staff : Full-Time Faculty

Vibhor Agrawal, PhD, ATP

Primary Appointment:
Department of Physical Therapy, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Assistant Professor

Secondary Appointment:
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami.
Miami VA Medical Center

Education:
PhD Biomedical Engineering (2010), University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
MS Bioengineering (2003), University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
BS Biomedical Engineering (2000), University of Bombay, Mumbai, India

Service:
Associate Editor for Journal – Prosthetics and Orthotics International
Member of the Publications Committee – International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics
University of Miami’s Athletics Committee.
Board of Director – Orthotics Prosthetics Activities Foundation

Research Focus:
The focus of my research is to enhance human performance through technology and training. We are currently developing mobile device technology for evaluating performance in a person’s natural environment – outside of the laboratory – as well as for enhancing rehabilitation outcomes away from the clinic. While I work primarily with lower limb amputees, I have also undertaken projects with the University of Miami football team and wheelchair users.

Research:
Project Title: Mobile device outcomes based rehabilitation program
Role: UM Site-PI
Grant Amount: $3.1 million

Project Title: Development of “smart” lower limb prosthetics
Role: Co-PI
Grant Amount: $1.3 million

Project Title: Wheelchair with drop down armrest for sliding transfers by user.
Role: Site PI
Grant Amount: $900,000

Project Title: Motion Profiles For Enhancing Performance And Reducing Risk Of Injuries In Athletes
Role: PI
Grant amount: $125,000

Project Title: Plantar Pressure Comparisons: Bionic Foot and Ankle System Versus Conventional Foot Designs.
Role: Co-Investigator
Grant Amount: $275,000

Selected Publications:
Kim KJ, Agrawal VR, Gailey RS, Gaunaurd IA, Bennett CL. Missing Sample Recovery for Wireless Inertial Sensor-Based Human Movement Acquisition. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. . November, 24(11). 1191-1198. 2016.

Agrawal VR, O’Toole CO, Gaunaurd IA, Gailey RS. Analysis of the stand-to-sit activity in unilateral transtibial amputees using ground reaction forces. Ergonomics. January, 59(1). 121-130. 2016.

Agrawal VR, Gailey RS, O’Toole CO, Gaunaurd IA, Finnieston AA, Tolchin RB. Comparison of four different categories of prosthetic feet during ramp ambulation in unilateral transtibial amputees. Prosthetics and Orthotics International. October 39(5). 380-389. 2015

Agrawal VR, Gailey RS, Lechler K. A comparison of powered and non-powered prosthetic knees during sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit activities of unilateral transfemoral amputees. Prosthetics and Orthotics International. June 39(1S):358. 2015

Agrawal VR, Gailey RS, O’Toole CO, Gaunaurd IA, Finnieston AA. Comparison between a microprocessor controlled ankle/foot and conventional prosthetic feet during stair negotiation in unilateral transtibial amputees. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. November 50(7). 941-950. 2013.

Agrawal VR, Gailey RS, O’Toole CO, Gaunaurd IA, Finnieston AA, Tolchin RB. Influence of gait training and prosthetic foot category on external work symmetry during unilateral transtibial amputee gait. Prosthetics and Orthotics International. October 37(5). 396-403. 2013

Courses Taught:
PTS 708 – Human Gait and Locomotion