BIRD Current Research Projects

Overview

The building blocks of prosthetics come in many materials, shapes, and sizes. To create lightweight yet sturdy prosthetics, we explore 3D printing in plastic, carbon fiber, steel, and titanium. In addition, we investigate different methods of actuation such as miniature 3D printed gearboxes for fingers and twisted coil polymers. While some of these parts may look like something out of Star Wars, these are more than just computer-generated images. These prosthetics are real and they work for real people.  

An observational cohort study of weight- and length-derived anthropometric indicators with body composition at birth and 5 mo: the Healthy Start study.

Date: 8/1/17
Principal Researchers: Perng W, Ringham BM, Glueck DH, Sauder KA, Starling AP, Belfort MB, Dabelea D

Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Aug;106(2):559-567
PMID: 28659296

BIRD Past Research Projects

An observational cohort study of weight- and length-derived anthropometric indicators with body composition at birth and 5 mo: the Healthy Start study.

Date: 8/1/17
Principal Researchers: Perng W, Ringham BM, Glueck DH, Sauder KA, Starling AP, Belfort MB, Dabelea D

Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Aug;106(2):559-567
PMID: 28659296