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Michael Wininger

Associate Professor - Prosthetics & Orthotics; Secretary, Faculty Senate

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty Senate

College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
860.768.5787 Dana 312B
Education

PhD, Rutgers University, Biomedical Engineering

BS, University of Connecticut, Physics

BA, University of Connecticut, Mathematics


Teaching Focus:

Associate Professor Michael Wininger 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.