Wearable Health Lab
We take an interdisciplinary approach to study human movement as a function of aging and impairment to promote functional independence and enhance quality of life.
Harnessing the power of wearable biosensor data, we aim to span the gap between a qualitative approach toward a quantitative approach to research, treatment, and prevention of orthopaedic and neurological disease.
Research grade Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for clinical mobility assessment and free-living tracking of physical performance; off the shelf sensing solutions (smartphone, smart watches) for innovative free-living activity monitoring and personalized intervention.
Matthew Smuck, MD
Chief of PM&R and Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University
Director and Founder, Wearable Health Lab
Ma. Agnes Ith, MD
Associate Director, Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford, Spine and PM&R
Research Scientist, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford, Wearable Health Lab
Christy Tomkins-Lane, PhD
Founding Member, Wearable Health Lab
PhD in Rehabilitation Medicine and
M.Sc. and B.Sc, Kinesiology
MOBILIZE Center, Stanford University
Revolutionizing mobility research
Stanford BioInformatics, Shah Lab
William Haskell, PhD
Professor (Research) of Medicine, Emeritus
Anne Kuwabara, MD
Kevin Barrette, MD
Manoj Mohan, DO
Sharlene Su, MD
Justin Norden MPhi, MBA
Surabhi Gopa Mundada, MBA
Aman Sinha, MPhi
Amir Muaremi, PhD
Wei Zhang, PhD
Charles Odonkor, MD
Vibhu Agarwal, PhD
Patricia Zheng, MD
Heike Leutheuser, MS
Hyung Seok Nam, MD
Sensor-Based Functional Mobility Testing in Clinical Settings
We use wearable body-sensor-network to measure functional mobility in musculoskeletal and mobility-limiting disease populations. This work involves advanced signal processing, sensor fusion and biomechanical modelling of movement. We aimed to extract pathology-related movement (gait) features to provide objective measures of disease impact and recovery.
With a particular interest in musculoskeletal and mobility-limiting disease, we analyze longitudinal and cross-sectional (national and local cohort) biosensor data (activity tracking) to uncover disease specific patterns. Using insights from population science we apply this to gain new insights into disease mechanisms, and to develop tools for precision health.
Digital Health Innovation
We aimed to develop a mobile/digital health app to monitor health behavior, and deliver lifestyle modification intervention among patients with chronic low back pain.
The purpose of this study is to further evaluate the Multi-tiered Training Program and to further explore the overall safety profile of the ReWalk Personal Device outside of the institutional setting under conditions of routine medical practice.
Dr. Matthew Smuck Elected 2019-2021 SIS President
Selected Research Awards
- 2018 Outstanding Paper Award in Basic Science, The Spine Journal
- 2017 1st Place: Outstanding Paper Award: Meidcal and Interventional Spine, The Spine Journal
- 2017 Best Clinical Abstract Award. Spine Intervention Society
- 2016 Runner Up: Outstanding Paper Award: Surgical Science, The Spine Journal
- 2016 ISSLS Prize – International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine’s annual award for a single published manuscript
- 2015 Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 PM&R Journal Best Original Resarch Award
- 2014 Richard Materson ERF New Investigator Research Award
- 2014 President’s Citation Award – American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation