Rachel V. Vitali
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I am an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Iowa. I joined the university in August 2020 so this website primarily describes my past research and collaborations as a doctoral student and postdoctoral fellow as well as future directions for the Human Instumentation and Robotics (HIR) Lab.

Our lab uses wearable sensor technologies to study human movement in a variety of natural settings. Our research draws from many disciplines to transform the data collected by unobtrusive, strategically-placed wearable sensors into quantitative metrics for a number of applications and subject populations. Additionally, these methods and techniques will provide the basis for studying human-robot interaction.