Robert A. Scheidt, Ph.D.


Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Engineering Hall 342
(414) 288-6124
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Research interests

  • Human motor control
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Human psychophysics of sensorimotor adaptation and learning
  • Systems identification
  • Embedded systems and product development

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 1998, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
M.S., 1992, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
B.S., 1989, Electrical Engineering, Marquette University

Selected recent publications

Ballardini G, Carlini G, Giannoni P, Scheidt RA, Nisky I, Casadio M (2018), "Tactile-STAR: A novel tactile STimulator And Recorder system for evaluating and improving tactile perception," Frontiers in Neurorobotics In press.

Mrotek LA, Bengtson M, Stoeckmann T, Botzer L, Ghez CP, McGuire J, Scheidt RA (2017), "The Arm Movement Detection (AMD) Test– a fast robotic test of proprioceptive acuity in the arm," J Neural Eng Rehab 14:64; DOI 10.1186/s12984-017-0269-3.

Krueger A, Giannoni P, Casadio M, Scheidt RA (2017), "Optimizing vibrotactile feedback to enhance real-time control of the arm during reach and stabilization tasks," J Neural Eng Rehab 14:36; DOI 10.1186/s12984-017-0248-8.
Krueger A, Giannoni P, Casadio M, Scheidt RA (2017) "Erratum to: Optimizing vibrotactile feedback to enhance real-time control of the arm during reach and stabilization tasks," J Neural Eng Rehab 14:69; DOI 10.1186/s12984-017-0281-7.

Laczko J, Scheidt RA, Simo LS, Piovesan D (2017), "Inter-joint coordination deficits revealed in the decomposition of endpoint jerk during goal-directed arm movement after stroke," In press: IEEE Trans Neural Sys Rehab Eng. DOI: 10.1109/TNSRE.2017.2652393.

Tzorakoleftherakis E, Murphey TD, Scheidt RA (2016), "Augmenting sensorimotor control using goal -aware vibrotactile stimulation during reaching and manipulation behaviors," Exp Brain Res 234: 2403-2414.


Recent Grants

Scheidt, RA (Principal Investigator), “Augmenting kinesthetic feedback to improve hemiparetic arm control after stroke," Sponsored by NICHD R15. (2017-2020)

Scheidt, RA (Principal Investigator), “Examining deficits of sensorimotor learning and performance after concussion in the student athlete,” Sponsored by Marquette University Innovation Fund. (2016-2018)

Scheidt, RA (Project PI), “VibraSense” Sponsored by NSF I-Corps Site. (2016-2017)

Scheidt, RA (Site PI), " Marquette University and the University of Genoa: Student and Staff Mobility" Sponsored by European Union Erasmus+ for Higher Education, Mobility between Programme and Partner Countries. (2017-2019)

Scheidt, RA (Principal Investigator), "Fostering a durable international partnership between Marquette University (MU) and the University of Genoa, Italy (UNIGE)," Sponsosred by Marquette Univ Opus College of Engineering. (2016-2017)

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