September 12, 2011

Uswatte named Fellow of American Psychological Association

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ed_taub_gitendra_uswatte_patient_2_msThe American Psychological Association has awarded fellow status to Gitendra Uswatte, Ph.D., in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences.

Uswatte, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, has developed a new, objective measure of arm movement in real-world environments using portable, wireless accelerometers that measure movement in real time. It was adopted as an outcome measure in a multi-site trial of constraint-induced movement therapy, a behavior-based intervention for rehabilitating arm use after stroke.

Uswatte is working with UAB neuroscientist Edward Taub, Ph.D., on the Tele-AutoCITE, which enables people to do CI therapy from home with remote oversight from therapists. Uswatte says it removes time and travel barriers that can prevent people from getting proper treatment.

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