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Active Thermoregulation for Transtibial Prosthetic Sockets

Transtibial amputation is the most common type of major lower limb amputation.  With approximately 2 million current amputees and 185,000 new cases each year due to vascular diseases (diabetes) in the United States.  The quality of life of an amputee post-surgery relies on the functionality of the prosthetic and the ability for daily use.  Approximately

Data Process Methods in the Design of Pressure Monitoring System for Scoliosis Fusion Surgery

Scoliosis fusion surgery is the common treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. However, a series of complications occur during the recovery time, which are often related to inaccurate implant positioning. The objective of this research is to study optimal data processing methods and design a smart and reliable pressure monitoring system for scoliosis fusion surgery. This

The Development of a Multi-Marker Sensor for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

The research objective was to determine if electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) could be used to detect glucose and insulin simultaneously on a screen-printed carbon test strip. The glucose point-of-care (POC) test strip fabrication and optimization phase has been completed. Insulin POC strips have been fabricated and tested via EIS, but not yet optimized. This research

Active Temperature Managment for Transtibial Prosthetic Sockets

Transtibial amputations are rapidly increasing due to dysvascular complications associated with diabetes and 53% of amputees experience heat discomfort with their current prosthetic. Active temperature management with thermally conductive metals and Peltier thermoelectric cooling modules offers a rapid, solid-state, and low profile solution for fluctuating residual limb temperatures throughout the day. Using an Arduino feedback

Parallel Exo-Skeletal Vehicle

Exoskeletons allow the user to carry more, move more efficiently, and reduce metabolic costs of such activities. However, the Exoskeleton itself must be carried by the strength of the user, thus offsetting the metabolic advantage provided by the device. This research explores the potential to create an Exoskeleton that is self-supporting. The research will focus