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.  

Heart Mountain Restoration

Date: 12/12/18
Principal Researchers:

Luis Summers, Christopher Koziol, Mark Sullivan

Location: Cody, Wyoming

Heart Mountain Japanese-American Relocation Camp in Cody, Wyoming was a World War II Japanese-American internment camp. The work involved a condition assessment, restoration design, and cost estimates for the restoration of surviving buildings.

BIRD Past Research Projects

Heart Mountain Restoration

Date: 12/12/18
Principal Researchers:

Luis Summers, Christopher Koziol, Mark Sullivan

Location: Cody, Wyoming

Heart Mountain Japanese-American Relocation Camp in Cody, Wyoming was a World War II Japanese-American internment camp. The work involved a condition assessment, restoration design, and cost estimates for the restoration of surviving buildings.