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Dr. Beom-Chan Lee

Assistant Professor

Office Number: 104S GAR
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

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 (Epub ahead of print)

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

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 System and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. PP, No. 99, 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 (IF=2.368)

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 System 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

Ongoing Research Support


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

Beom-Chan Lee (PI), “Effect of resistance exercise on tremor and hand dexterity in Parkinson’s Disease”, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mar 2016-September 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 “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

Beom-Chan Lee (Co-I), Monthaporn S. Bryant (PI), George R. Jackson, and Fariha Zaheer “Effect of resistance exercise on tremor and hand dexterity in Parkinson’s Disease”, National Institutes of Health (NIH), October 2015-September 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