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.  

Deciphering User Intent (Signal Decode)​

Date: 7/19/19
Biomech

Fuzzy C-Means (Abstract): Stephanie Lorelli

Postural Algorithm Controller: Jacob Segil, Josh Choice 

Kalman Filtering: Rusty Burch 

Muscle Modeling/Biomechanical Model

LDA: Tod Farrel

BIRD Past Research Projects

Deciphering User Intent (Signal Decode)​

Date: 7/19/19
Biomech

Fuzzy C-Means (Abstract): Stephanie Lorelli

Postural Algorithm Controller: Jacob Segil, Josh Choice 

Kalman Filtering: Rusty Burch 

Muscle Modeling/Biomechanical Model

LDA: Tod Farrel