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.  

Clinical Course of Motor Deficits from Lumbosacral Radiculopathy Due to Disk Herniation

Date: 7/23/18 - 1/28/19
Principal Researchers: Venu Akuthota MD,  Ben Marshall DO,  Sandra Boimbo MPH,  Mark C. Osborne MD,  Cynthia S. Garvan PhD,  Gerard J. Garvan BS,  Marzena Buzanowska MD,  Kelly Sauerwein MS,  Balaji V. Sridhar MD PhD,  Christopher T. Plastaras MD Funding: Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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BIRD Past Research Projects

Clinical Course of Motor Deficits from Lumbosacral Radiculopathy Due to Disk Herniation

Date: 7/23/18 - 1/28/19
Principal Researchers: Venu Akuthota MD,  Ben Marshall DO,  Sandra Boimbo MPH,  Mark C. Osborne MD,  Cynthia S. Garvan PhD,  Gerard J. Garvan BS,  Marzena Buzanowska MD,  Kelly Sauerwein MS,  Balaji V. Sridhar MD PhD,  Christopher T. Plastaras MD Funding: Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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