Beom-Chan Lee


Associate Professor

College of Liberal Arts and Social Science
Department of Health and Human Performance
University of Houston

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Dr. Lee received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and a Research Investigator in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Since 2014, he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston. Dr. Lee is also a member of the faculty in the Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research of the National Center for Human Performance at the Texas Medical Center. In 2015, Dr. Lee joined the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center as a Researcher where he is studying the potential of his recently developed smartphone-based assistive system to support in-home balance training and exercise for people with Parkinson’s disease


  • Wearable balance/gait prostheses and technologies
  • Biomechanics
  • Neurorehabilitation
  •  Designing and developing a real-time biofeedback technology to prevent and reduce falls by leveraging fall recovery performance in individuals with a high risk of falling
  • Designing and developing a cell phone based platform for home-based balance rehabilitation and fall prevention applications
  • Designing and developing a wearable sensory augmentation system via vibrotactile biofeedback for conveying motion instructions based on motion error between an expert and a trainee (patient) for potential clinical and home-based balance rehabilitation training applications
  • Characterizing non-volitional human motor behavior (postural responses) to torso-based vibrotactile stimulation.