Kevin M Caves


Clinical Associate in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Technology and Design for People with Disabilities
Assistive Technology
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Rehabilitation Engineering
Computer Technology

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Clinical Associate in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
  • Clinical Associate in the Department of Medicine

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 170 Baker House, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 684-3540
  • Email Address:


  • Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1989
  • M.E. Duke University, 2003
  • B.S.M.E. University of Maryland, College Park, 1987

Research Interests

Kevin Caves researches technologies for people with disabilities. Recent projects include the development of brain computer interface (BCI) technologies, the use of sensors to assist older people and individuals with disabilities live more independently and safely at home, and telerehabilitation techniques to improve delivery of assistive technology services.

Courses Taught

  • BME 460L: Devices for People with Disabilities (DR)
  • BME 490L: Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering Design (DR)
  • BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 590L: Special Topics with Lab
  • BME 790L: Advanced Topics with the Lab for Graduate Students in Biomedical Engineering
  • EGR 101L: Engineering Design and Communication
  • EGR 102L: Design to Deliver
  • EGR 190: Special Topics in Engineering
  • ISS 395T: Bass Connections Information, Society & Culture Research Team
  • ISS 795T: Bass Connections Information, Society & Culture Research Team

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Wei, S; Kang, B; Bailey, DE; Caves, K; Lin, Y; McConnell, ES; Thurow, M; Woodward, A; Wright-Freeman, K; Xue, TM; Corazzini, KN, Using Technology to Measure Older Adults' Social Networks for Health and Well-Being: A Scoping Review., The Gerontologist, vol 62 no. 7 (2022), pp. e418-e430 [10.1093/geront/gnab039] [abs].
  • Kaufman, BG; Allen, KD; Coffman, CJ; Woolson, S; Caves, K; Hall, K; Hoenig, HM; Huffman, KM; Morey, MC; Hodges, NJ; Ramasunder, S; van Houtven, CH, Cost and Quality of Life Outcomes of the STepped Exercise Program for Patients With Knee OsteoArthritis Trial., Value Health, vol 25 no. 4 (2022), pp. 614-621 [10.1016/j.jval.2021.09.018] [abs].
  • Pavel, M; Caves, K; Jarvis, L; Hasson, CJ; Kos, M; Jimison, H, Unobtrusive, Continuous LIDAR-Based Measurement of Gait Characteristics at Home., Annu Int Conf Ieee Eng Med Biol Soc, vol 2021 (2021), pp. 2339-2342 [10.1109/EMBC46164.2021.9629474] [abs].
  • Asano, M; Tai, BC; Yeo, FY; Yen, SC; Tay, A; Ng, YS; De Silva, DA; Caves, K; Chew, E; Hoenig, H; Koh, GC, Home-based tele-rehabilitation presents comparable positive impact on self-reported functional outcomes as usual care: The Singapore Tele-technology Aided Rehabilitation in Stroke (STARS) randomised controlled trial., J Telemed Telecare, vol 27 no. 4 (2021), pp. 231-238 [10.1177/1357633X19868905] [abs].
  • Allen, KD; Woolson, S; Hoenig, HM; Bongiorni, D; Byrd, J; Caves, K; Hall, KS; Heiderscheit, B; Hodges, NJ; Huffman, KM; Morey, MC; Ramasunder, S; Severson, H; Van Houtven, C; Abbate, LM; Coffman, CJ, Stepped Exercise Program for Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis : A Randomized Controlled Trial., Ann Intern Med, vol 174 no. 3 (2021), pp. 298-307 [10.7326/M20-4447] [abs].