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Tuesday, January 27

Due to winter storm conditions, the University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Day and evening classes are canceled. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for tomorrow will be posted this evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries are closed.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities are canceled today.

current as of 9:40 a.m., Jan. 27, 2015

Michael Wininger

Assistant Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • PhD, Rutgers University, Biomedical Engineering
  • BS, University of Connecticut, Physics
  • BA, University of Connecticut, Mathematics

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Michael Wininger

Teaching Focus

Assistant Professor Michael Wininger, PhD, teaches integrative biology and neuroscience in the graduate prosthetics and orthotics (P&O) program. Students in the Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MSPO) curriculum learn basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiological principles essential to the generation of volitional movement, balance and coordination, and motor learning. Heavy reference is made to clinical application and understanding of disease and disability found in the patient population. Lab courses introduce students to numerical computation and modeling, as well as cutting-edge scientific work in P&O and allied fields. All students are trained in critical thinking, objective reasoning, and data analysis.

Professional Interests

Wininger directs the Rehabilitation Computronics (RC) Laboratory in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. The RC lab focuses on bioinstrumentation, performance measures, and assistive devices. Specific topics include vibrotactile feedback, quantitative measures of movement smoothness, and robotic rehabilitation.

curriculum vitae