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Dr. Beom-Chan Lee

Assistant Professor

Office Number: 2067 H2
Phone: 713-743-6369
Fax: 713-743-9860

Email: blee24@central.uh.edu

Mailing Address:
3875 Holman St., Rm 104 Garrison
Houston, TX 77204-6015

Website:http://grants.hhp.uh.edu/leegroup/

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Research Interests

My research interests are 1) 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, 2) designing and developing a cell phone based platform for home-based balance rehabilitation and fall prevention applications, 3) 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, and 4) characterizing non-volitional human motor behavior (postural responses) to torso-based vibrotactile stimulation.

Recent Publications and Research Activity

Beom-Chan Lee, Chul-Soo Kim, and Kap-Ho Seo, “The body’s compensatory responses to unpredictable trip and slip perturbations induced by a programmable split-belt treadmill”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 2019, Epub ahead of print

Dongyual Yoo, Kap-Ho Seo, and Beom-Chan Lee, “The effect of the most common gait perturbations on the compensatory limb’s ankle, knee, and hip moments during the first stepping response”, Gait and Posture, Vol. 71, pp. 98-104, 2019

Stacey L. Gorniak, Fangmei Yoshimi Lu, Beom-Chan Lee, Paul J. Massman, and Jing Wang, “Cognitive impairment and postural control deficits in adults with Type 2 Diabetes”, Diabetes-Metabolism Research and Reviews, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. e3089, 2019

Dongyual Yoo, Younsun Son, Dae-Hee Kim, Kap-Ho Seo, and Beom-Chan Lee, “Technology-assisted ankle rehabilitation improves balance and gait performance in stroke survivors: A randomized controlled study with 1-month follow-up”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 12, pp. 1-9, 2018

David R. Young, Beom-Chan Lee, and Charles S. Layne, “Comparison of martial artists and healthy individuals using treadmill-induced gait perturbation”, Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 1-4, 2018

Charles S. Layne, Beom-Chan Lee, David R. Young, Daniel G. Glaze, and Bernhard Suter, “Temporal gait measures associated with overground and treadmill walking in Rett syndrome”, Journal of Child Neurology, Vol. 33, No. 10, pp. 667-674, 2018

Alberto Fung, Eugene C. Lai, and Beom-Chan Lee, “Usability and validation of the Smarter Balance System: An unsupervised dynamic balance exercises system for individuals with Parkinson’s disease”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 798-806, 2018

Beom-Chan Lee, Alberto Fung, and Timothy A. Thrasher, “The effects of coding schemes on vibrotactile biofeedback for dynamic balance training in Parkinson’s Disease and healthy elderly individuals”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 153-160, 2018

Charles S. Layne, Beom-Chan Lee, David R. Young, Aryn Knight, Daniel G. Glaze, and Bernhard Suter, “Methodologies to objectively assess gait and postural control features in Rett syndrome - With a comment on specific challenges and how to address them”, Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-7, 2017

Beom-Chan Lee, Bernard J. Martin, Timothy A. Thrasher, and Charles S. Layne, “The effect of vibrotactile cuing on recovery strategies from a treadmill-induced trip”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 235-243, 2017

Hao Meng, Daniel P. O’Connor, Beom-Chan Lee, Charles S. Layne, and Stacey L. Gorniak, “Alterations in over-ground walking patterns in obese and overweight adults”, Gait and Posture, Vol. 53, pp. 145-150, 2017

Rakshatha Kabbaligere, Beom-Chan Lee, and Charles S. Layne, “Balancing sensory inputs: Sensory reweighting of ankle proprioception and vision during a bipedal posture task”, Gait and Posture, Vol. 52, pp. 244-250, 2017

Beom-Chan Lee, Timothy A. Thrasher, Charles S. Layne, and Bernard J. Martin, “Vibrotactile cuing revisited to reveal a possible challenge to sensorimotor adaptation”, Experimental Brain Research, Vol. 234, No. 12, pp. 3523-3530, 2016

Recep Ali Ozdemir, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal, Beom-Chan Lee, and William H. Paloski, “Cortical activity modulations underlying age related performance differences during posture-cognition dual tasking conditions”, Experimental Brain Research, Vol. 234, No. 11, pp. 3321-3334, 2016

David R. Temple, Beom-Chan Lee, and Charles S. Layne, “Effects of tibialis anterior vibration on postural control when exposed to support surface translations”, Somatosensory and Motor Research, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 42-48, 2016

Marius Dettmer, Amir Pourmoghaddam, Beom-Chan Lee, and Charles S. Layne, “Do aging and tactile noise stimulation affect responses to support surface translations in healthy adults?”, Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, Vol. 2016, No. 2941964, 9 pages, 2016

Marius Dettmer, Amir Pourmoghaddam, Beom-Chan Lee, and Charles S. Layne, “Associations between tactile sensory threshold and postural performance and effects of healthy aging and subthreshold vibrotactile stimulation on postural outcomes in a simple dual task”, Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, Vol. 2016, No. 9797369, 11 pages, 2016

Hao Meng, Daniel P. O’Connor, Beom-Chan Lee, Charles S. Layne, and Stacey L. Gorniak, “Effects of adiposity on postural control and cognition”, Gait and Posture, Vol. 43, pp. 31-37, 2016

Beom-Chan Lee, Timothy A. Thrasher, Stanley P. Fisher, and Charles S. Layne, “The effects of different sensory augmentation on weight-shifting balance exercises in Parkinson’s disease and healthy elderly people: A proof-of-concept study”, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, Vol. 12, No. 75, 2015

Marius Dettmer, Amir Pourmoghaddam, Beom-Chan Lee, and Charles S. Layne, “Effects of aging and tactile stochastic resonance stimulation on postural performance and postural control of younger and older adults in a sensory conflict task”, Somatosensory and Motor Research, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 128-135, 2015

Bernard J. Martin, Beom-Chan Lee, and Kathleen H. Sienko, “A cutaneous positioning system”, Experimental Brain Research, Vol. 233, No. 4, pp. 1237-1245, 2015

Beom-Chan Lee, Bernard J. Martin, Allison Ho, and Kathleen H. Sienko, “Postural reorganization induced by torso cutaneous covibration”, Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 33, No. 18, pp. 7870-7876, 2013

Beom-Chan Lee, Bernard J. Martin, and Kathleen H. Sienko, “The effects of actuator selection on non-volitional postural responses to torso-based vibrotactile stimulation”, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, Vol. 10, No. 21, 2013

Beom-Chan Lee, Bernard J. Martin, and Kathleen H. Sienko, “Directional postural responses induced by vibrotactile stimulations applied to the torso”, Experimental Brain Research, Vol. 222, No. 4, pp. 471-482, 2012

Beom-Chan Lee, Jeonghee Kim, Shu Chen, and Kathleen H. Sienko, “Cell phone based balance trainer”, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, Vol. 9, No. 10, 2012

Beom-Chan Lee, Shu Chen, and Kathleen H. Sienko, “A wearable device for real-time motion error detection and vibrotactile instructional cuing”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 374-381, 2011

Beom-Chan Lee, Kelli Bechly, and Kathleen H. Sienko, “Cell phone based vibrotactile feedback system for home-based vestibular rehabilitation balance training”, Journal of Vestibular Research, Vol. 20, No. 3-4, pp. 234-235, 2010

Sun-Uk Hwang, Beom-Chan Lee, Jeha Ryu, Kwan Heng Lee, and Yong-Gu Lee, “Adaptive haptic rendering for time-varying haptic and video frame rates in multi-modal interactions”, Journal of Computer Animation and Virtual World, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 25-38, 2010

Beom-Chan Lee and Kathleen H. Sienko, “Wireless Mimic Device for Rehabilitation and Training Applications”, Journal of Medical Devices, Vol. 3, No. 2, 027526, 2009

Vivek Vishwas Vichare, Beom-Chan Lee, Wendy Carender, Annamarie Asher, and Kathleen H. Sienko, “Vibrotactile Balance Rehabilitation Gait Assist Device”, Journal of Medical Devices, Vol. 3, No. 2, 027509, 2009

Jong-Phil Kim, Beom-Chan Lee, Hyungon Kim, Jaeha Kim, and Jeha Ryu, “Accurate and Efficient CPU/GPUBased 3-DOF Haptic Rendering of Complex Static Virtual Environments”, Presence-Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 340-360, 2009

Jong-Phil Kim, Beom-Chan Lee, and Jeha Ryu, “Real-time Haptic Visualization of Printed Materials”, Journal of Computational Information System, Vol. 2, pp. 81-87, 2006

Jong-Phil Kim, Jeung-Chul Park, Beom-Chan Lee, Kwan H. Lee, Jeha Ryu, “Digital Buddhist Image Creation by Haptic Deformation”, Edutainment 2006, pp. 989-998, 2006


Active Research Funding


Beom-Chan Lee (PI) and Monthaporn S. Bryant, “Systematic evaluations of a new smartphone-based wearable telerehabilitation system for use by people with Parkinson’s disease”, NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21), National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), August 2019-July 2021

Beom-Chan Lee (PI), “New brain signal processing algorithms for brain-to-vehicle interfaces: assessing cognitive loads”, E-Mobility R&D Center Research Grant, Korea Automotive Technology Institute (KATECH), August 2019-March 2020

Beom-Chan Lee (Subcontract PI) and Yoonjung Park (Subcontract Co-I), “Developing and assessing wearable technologies to predict and prevent falls”, ICT R&D program of Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP)/Institute for Information and Communications Technology Promotion (IITP), Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT); UH subcontract with Korea Institute of Robot and Convergence (KIRO), June 2017-December 2020


Completed Research Funding


Beom-Chan Lee (PI), “Validation of smartphone-based sensory augmentation technology for home-based balance training of people with Parkinson’s disease”, American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA), September 2017-August 2018 (Competitive renewal)

Beom-Chan Lee (PI), “A novel ankle rehabilitation system for facilitating recovery of stroke patients”, Research Progress Grant, College of Liberal Arts and Social Science, University of Houston, March 2017-Febuary 2018

Beom-Chan Lee (PI), “Development of accurate and reliable algorithms for evaluating Parkinsonian tremor”, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC), June 2016-September 2017

Beom-Chan Lee (Co-I and Subcontract PI), Monthaporn S. Bryant (PI), George R. Jackson (Co-I), Fariha Zaheer (Co-I), and Charles G. Minard (Co-I), “Effect of resistance exercise on tremor and hand dexterity in Parkinson’s disease”, Veterans Administration (I21), National Institutes of Health (NIH)/U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); UH subcontract with Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC), October 2015-September 2017

Beom-Chan Lee (PI), “Validation of smartphone-based sensory augmentation technology for home-based balance training of people with Parkinson’s disease”, American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA), September 2016-August 2017

Beom-Chan Lee (PI), “The effects of exercise training combined with assistive technologies on spasticity, balance, and gait in individuals with post-stroke hemiparesis”, Korea Institute of Robot and Convergence (KIRO), September 2016-August 2017

Beom-Chan Lee (PI), “The effects of smartphone-based biofeedback for home-based balance training in Parkinson’s disease”, Research Progress Grant, College of Liberal Arts and Social Science, University of Houston, March 2016-Febuary 2017

Beom-Chan Lee (Co-I), Michael Cottingham (PI), and Don Lee (Co-I), “Development of measures for classification system for athletes with disabilities”, Research Progress Grant, College of Liberal Arts and Social Science, University of Houston, March 2016-Febuary 2017

Education

B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kangwon National University, Rep. of Korea, 2004

M.S. in Mechatronics at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Rep. of Korea, 2006

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at University of Michigan, Michigan, USA, 2012

Post-doc in Mechanical Engineering at University of Michigan, Michigan, USA, 2012