Reva Johnson, Ph.D.

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Reva Johnson, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering 219.464.6541 Gellersen Center, Room 208


B.S.- Valparaiso University
M.S.- Northwestern University
Ph.D.-Northwestern University

Courses Taught
  • Computer Programming for Mechanical Engineers
  • Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Mechanisms
Research Interests
  • Human-machine interfaces
  • Human movement
  • Learning and adaptation
  • Prosthesis design and control
  • Rehabilitation engineering
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Engineering Education
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi
Selected Publications
  • R.E. Johnson, K.P. Kording, L.J. Hargrove, J.W. Sensinger, “Similar trial-by-trial error adaptation behavior across transhumeral amputees and able-bodied subjects,” IEEE/EMBS Neural Engineering (NER), 2015
  • R.E. Johnson, K.P. Kording, L.J. Hargrove, J.W. Sensinger, 2014, “Does EMG control lead to distinct motor adaptation?” Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8(302)
  • R.E. Johnson, K.P. Kording, L.J. Hargrove, J.W. Sensinger, “Motor adaptation of transradial amputees and able-bodied subjects using EMG control,” Proceedings of the Myoelectric Control Symposium (MEC), 2014
  • R.E. Johnson, J.W. Sensinger, 2014, “A Functional model of surface EMG signals for closed-loop control of powered upper limb prostheses,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering, 22(5)
  • K.A. Berning, S.B. Cohick, R.E. Johnson, J.W. Sensinger, 2014, “Comparison of body-powered voluntary open and voluntary close prehensor for activities of daily life,” Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 51(2)