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.  

Bethune Playground

Date: 12/1/16
Bethune Playground
Principal Researchers:

 

CCCD aided in creating quick design graphics to assist the town with their GOCO Grant application. They had all the cost particulars but wanted to have some graphics to show what it would look like. Eventually, after seeing the sketches they decided to shift from play equipment and ask for a spray pad design as illustrated in one of our renderings.

Project Team: Qaiochen (Heidi) Liu, Mike Tupa (Project Coordinator)
Local Participants:East Central Colorado Counties COG Director
DOLA Regional Manager: Greg Etl

BIRD Past Research Projects

Bethune Playground

Date: 12/1/16
Bethune Playground
Principal Researchers:

 

CCCD aided in creating quick design graphics to assist the town with their GOCO Grant application. They had all the cost particulars but wanted to have some graphics to show what it would look like. Eventually, after seeing the sketches they decided to shift from play equipment and ask for a spray pad design as illustrated in one of our renderings.

Project Team: Qaiochen (Heidi) Liu, Mike Tupa (Project Coordinator)
Local Participants:East Central Colorado Counties COG Director
DOLA Regional Manager: Greg Etl