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.  

Eating in the absence of hunger in young children is related to brain reward network hyperactivity and reduced functional connectivity in executive control networks.

Date: 6/1/19
Principal Researchers: Shapiro ALB, Johnson SL, Sutton B, Legget KT, Dabelea D, Tregellas JR.

Pediatr Obes. 2019 Jun;14(6):e12502. 
PMID: 30659756

BIRD Past Research Projects

Eating in the absence of hunger in young children is related to brain reward network hyperactivity and reduced functional connectivity in executive control networks.

Date: 6/1/19
Principal Researchers: Shapiro ALB, Johnson SL, Sutton B, Legget KT, Dabelea D, Tregellas JR.

Pediatr Obes. 2019 Jun;14(6):e12502. 
PMID: 30659756