Lou Awad, PT, DPT, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Dept of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

PhD, University of Delaware
DPT, University of Delaware

Lou is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences in Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. His research spans the translation continuum and includes studies focused on discovery and evaluation of novel interventions and wearable rehabilitative technology. He is director of Boston University’s Neuromotor Recovery Laboratory (NRL). Research in the NRL is focused on the development and testing of theory-inspired and hypothesis-driven rehabilitation interventions that are informed through multi-modal evaluations of physical functioning across the clinical, biomechanical, and physiological domains. A principal goal for the NRL is to leverage an integrated understanding of biomechanics, neuromotor control, and rehabilitation to develop next-generation interventions and technologies that better the science and art of rehabilitation.

Assistant Professor
Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences

Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Neuromotor Recovery Laboratory

Associate Faculty Member
Harvard University Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
Bioinspired Robotics Platform

Development and Evaluation of Music-Based Digital Therapeutics
09/28/2021 - 09/28/2023 (PI)
MedRhythms Inc.

NRI: INT: Wearable Robots for the Community: Personalized Assistance using Human-in-the-loop Optimization
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
President and Fellows of Harvard College National Science Fdn

SCH: Multimodal, Task-Aware Movement Assessment and Control: Clinic to Home
09/30/2019 - 05/31/2023 (Multi-PI)
PI: Lou Awad, PT, DPT, PhD
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Development, Evaluation, and Translation of Robotic Apparel for Alleviating Low Back Pain
09/26/2019 - 08/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
President and Fellows of Harvard College NIH NIAMS

Robotic Exosuit Augmented Locomotion (REAL) training in the clinic and community
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
American Heart Association

Robotic Exosuit Augmented Locomotion (REAL) training in the clinic and community
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Hansjorg Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard American Heart Assoc

PS100: Post-stroke walking speed and community ambulation conversion, a Pivotal Study
06/25/2019 - 06/25/2021 (PI)
MedRhythms Inc.

Feasibility and preliminary effects on poststroke locomotion of a music-modulating wearable sensor system
08/15/2018 - 08/14/2020 (PI)
MedRhythms Inc.

Billing Agreement for Lou Awad: reNeu Neuroprosthesis
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
Hansjorg Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Task-aware movement assessment: smart control of powered assistive technologies and automated diagnostic testing
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
American Heart Association

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  1. Arumukhom Revi D, De Rossi SMM, Walsh CJ, Awad LN. Estimation of Walking Speed and Its Spatiotemporal Determinants Using a Single Inertial Sensor Worn on the Thigh: From Healthy to Hemiparetic Walking. Sensors (Basel). 2021 Oct 21; 21(21). PMID: 34770283; PMCID: PMC8587282; DOI: 10.3390/s21216976;
  2. Porciuncula F, Baker TC, Arumukhom Revi D, Bae J, Sloutsky R, Ellis TD, Walsh CJ, Awad LN. Targeting Paretic Propulsion and Walking Speed With a Soft Robotic Exosuit: A Consideration-of-Concept Trial. Front Neurorobot. 2021; 15:689577. PMID: 34393750; PMCID: PMC8356079; DOI: 10.3389/fnbot.2021.689577;
  3. Collimore AN, Aiello AJ, Pohlig RT, Awad LN. The Dynamic Motor Control Index as a Marker of Age-Related Neuromuscular Impairment. Front Aging Neurosci. 2021; 13:678525. PMID: 34366824; PMCID: PMC8339561; DOI: 10.3389/fnagi.2021.678525;
  4. Arens P, Siviy C, Bae J, Choe DK, Karavas N, Baker T, Ellis TD, Awad LN, Walsh CJ. Real-time gait metric estimation for everyday gait training with wearable devices in people poststroke. Wearable Technol. 2021; 2. PMID: 34396094; PMCID: PMC8360352; DOI: 10.1017/wtc.2020.11;
  5. von Lühmann A, Zheng Y, Ortega-Martinez A, Kiran S, Somers DC, Cronin-Golomb A, Awad LN, Ellis TD, Boas DA, Yücel MA. Towards Neuroscience of the Everyday World (NEW) using functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Curr Opin Biomed Eng. 2021 Jun; 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33709044; PMCID: PMC7943029; DOI: 10.1016/j.cobme.2021.100272;
  6. Awad LN, Lewek MD, Kesar TM, Franz JR, Bowden MG. These legs were made for propulsion: advancing the diagnosis and treatment of post-stroke propulsion deficits. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2020 10 21; 17(1):139. PMID: 33087137; PMCID: PMC7579929; DOI: 10.1186/s12984-020-00747-6;
  7. Hutchinson K, Sloutsky R, Collimore A, Adams B, Harris B, Ellis TD, Awad LN. A Music-Based Digital Therapeutic: Proof-of-Concept Automation of a Progressive and Individualized Rhythm-Based Walking Training Program After Stroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2020 11; 34(11):986-996. PMID: 33040685
  8. Revi DA, Alvarez AM, Walsh CJ, De Rossi SMM, Awad LN. Indirect measurement of anterior-posterior ground reaction forces using a minimal set of wearable inertial sensors: from healthy to hemiparetic walking. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2020 06 29; 17(1):82. PMID: 32600348; PMCID: PMC7322880; DOI: 10.1186/s12984-020-00700-7;
  9. Awad LN, Esquenazi A, Francisco GE, Nolan KJ, Jayaraman A. The ReWalk ReStore™ soft robotic exosuit: a multi-site clinical trial of the safety, reliability, and feasibility of exosuit-augmented post-stroke gait rehabilitation. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2020 06 18; 17(1):80. PMID: 32552775; PMCID: PMC7301475; DOI: 10.1186/s12984-020-00702-5;
  10. Park EJ, Akbas T, Eckert-Erdheim A, Sloot LH, Nuckols RW, Orzel D, Schumm L, Ellis TD, Awad LN, Walsh CJ. A hinge-free, non-restrictive, lightweight tethered exosuit for knee extension assistance during walking. IEEE Trans Med Robot Bionics. 2020; 2(2):165-175. PMID: 33748694; PMCID: PMC7977627; DOI: 10.1109/tmrb.2020.2989321;
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