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.  

Targeting risk factors for type 2 diabetes in American Indian youth: the Tribal Turning Point pilot study.

Date: 6/21/17
Principal Researchers: Sauder KA, Dabelea D, Bailey-Callahan R, Kanott Lambert S, Powell J, James R, Percy C, Jenks BF, Testaverde L, Thomas JM, Barber R, Smiley J, Hockett CW, Zhong VW, Letourneau L, Moore K, Delamater AM, Mayer-Davis E

Pediatr Obes. 2017 Jun 21. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12223
PMID: 28635082

BIRD Past Research Projects

Targeting risk factors for type 2 diabetes in American Indian youth: the Tribal Turning Point pilot study.

Date: 6/21/17
Principal Researchers: Sauder KA, Dabelea D, Bailey-Callahan R, Kanott Lambert S, Powell J, James R, Percy C, Jenks BF, Testaverde L, Thomas JM, Barber R, Smiley J, Hockett CW, Zhong VW, Letourneau L, Moore K, Delamater AM, Mayer-Davis E

Pediatr Obes. 2017 Jun 21. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12223
PMID: 28635082