Advancing Digital Endpoints

Linda Lowes, PT, PhD

Dr. Linda Lowes, a physical therapist and researcher specializing in the assessment of neuromuscular dystrophies, is a Principal Investigator in the Center for Gene Therapy and a research professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University. She directs the Lowes Neuromuscular Outcome Measures Lab, where she and her team develop new methods for measuring function and movement in people with neuromuscular diseases. The Lowes Lab specializes in identifying outcome measures for rare diseases and neuromuscular disorders to better guide the development and assessment of new therapies in clinical trials. The lab also develops innovative new measurement methods, including the ACTIVE workspace volume and the BabySure system. These systems are designed to assess movement using computer vision and artificial intelligence. By reducing the need for a skilled evaluator, Dr. Lowes believes these technologies could help reduce the travel burden for patients participating in a clinical trial.