Adam Thrasher


Associate Professor
College of Liberal Arts and Social Science
Department of Health and Human Performance
University of Houston
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During his postdoctoral fellowship in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Thrasher designed a research program in which he developed a new neuroprosthesis for walking therapy in people with chronic spinal cord injury. The neuroprosthesis has been used in a 16-week regimen of treadmill walking by over 24 patients. 80% of subjects experienced dramatic improvements in walking function. The efficacy of this intervention is now being 


  • Neuromuscular physiology and motor learning
  • Biomechanics and gait analysis
  • Electrical stimulation of paralyzed muscles to restore function
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Pathological locomotion