Kobetic, Rudi, MS

Research Statement

My research interest is gait restoration after paralysis with implantable devices and bracing

Professional Affiliations

  • Investigator, Cleveland FES Center
  • Biomedical Engineer, Motion Study Laboratory, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Publications (Select)

  • Ho CH, Triolo RJ, Elias AL, Kilgore KL, DiMarco AF, Bogie K, Vette AH, Audu ML, Kobetic R, Chang SR, Chan KM, Dukelow S, Bourbeau DJ, Brose SW, Gustafson KJ, Kiss ZHT, Mushahwar VK. Functional electrical stimulation and spinal cord injury. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2014 Aug;25(3):631–654, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2014.05.001 Pubmed PMID: 25064792
  • To CS, Kobetic R, Bulea TC, Audu ML, Schnellenberger JR, Pinault G, Triolo RJ. Sensor-based hip control with hybrid neuroprosthesis for walking in paraplegia. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(2):229–244. doi: 10.1682/JRRD.2012.10.0190 Pubmed PMID: 24933721
  • Bulea TC, Kobetic R, Audu ML, Schnellenberger JR, Pinault G, Triolo RJ. Forward stair descent with hybrid neuroprosthesis after paralysis: Single case study demonstrating feasibility. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(7):1077–1094. doi: 10.1682/JRRD.2013.12.0257 Pubmed PMID: 25437932
  • Hardin EC, Kobetic R, Triolo RJ. Ambulation and spinal cord injury. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2013 May;24(2):355–370. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2012.11.002 Pubmed PMID: 23598268
  • Bulea TC, Kobetic R, Audu ML, Schnellenberger JR, Triolo RJ. Finite state control of a variable impedance hybrid neuroprosthesis for locomotion after paralysis. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2013 Jan;21(1):141–151. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2012.2227124 Pubmed PMID: 23193320
  • Bulea TC, Kobetic R, Audu ML, Triolo RJ. Stance controlled knee flexion improves stimulation driven walking after spinal cord injury. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2013;10:68. doi: 10.1186/1743-0003-10-68 Pubmed PMID: 23826711

Research Programs

  • Walking in Incomplete SCI, Design of a Hybrid Orthosis with Controllable Joints for Walking in SCI

Contact Information

Contact Name: Rudi Kobetic
Contact Number: (216)791-3800 x4696
Contact Email: rkobetic@fescenter.org