The Pediatric Engineering Research Lab (PERL) has a staff of biomedical engineers and students who work with various clinicians at the Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware to conceive and develop engineering solutions to medical problems.
PERL has affiliations with Drexel University and University of Delaware in biomedical and mechanical engineering with full facilities for mechanical and electronic fabrication of research prototypes. We collaborate with a number of companies to manufacture and market devices conceived and developed at PERL.
Our lab is located in the research and administration building of the Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware. The lab has 1,500 square feet of lab and office space, along with six PC workstations. All PERL computers are Internet-connected to three rehabilitation robotic devices including a PHANTOM haptic input device, sensors to measure force Assurance Technologies six-axis load cells, and strain gauge load cell fabrication.
Additional equipment includes:
Tariq Rahman, PhD
Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
Phone: (302) 651-6831
The Pediatric Engineering Research Lab is involved in research of devices and therapies that will assist and rehabilitate children with neuromuscular disabilities and orthopedic disorders. These conditions include muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, scoliosis, arthrogryposis, spinal cord injury and leg length discrepancies.
Projects include but are not limited to:
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