Kim Skinner

About Kim Skinner

Kim Skinner is a physical therapist. Before joining the TCNL team, she worked as an orthopedic rehabilitation PT. She began working with Dr. Bach-y-Rita and members of the team using the electrotactile vestibular substitution system in 2005. She has trained hundreds of subjects  in a number of studies using this intervention.  Kim received her B.S. degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and an M.S. degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research focus is on applying neuromodulation and sensory substitution technology to enhance rehabilitation of sensory or motor disorders. She is happy to be part of the TCNL team. 



Our Research

Founded in 1992, the Tactile Com­mu­nication & Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (TCNL) is located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

We are a research center that uses the experience of many different areas of science to study the theory and application of applied neuro­plasticity, the brain’s ability to re­or­ganize in response to new informa­tion, needs, and pathways.

Our research is aimed at developing solutions for sensory and motor disorder rehabilitation.