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.  

Exposure to prenatal smoking and early-life body composition: the healthy start study.

Date: 3/14/18 - 3/14/18
Principal Researchers: Harrod CS, Fingerlin TE, Chasan-Taber L, Reynolds RM, Glueck DH, Dabelea D.

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Jan;23(1):234-41
PMID: 25385660

BIRD Past Research Projects

Exposure to prenatal smoking and early-life body composition: the healthy start study.

Date: 3/14/18 - 3/14/18
Principal Researchers: Harrod CS, Fingerlin TE, Chasan-Taber L, Reynolds RM, Glueck DH, Dabelea D.

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Jan;23(1):234-41
PMID: 25385660