This objective of this research is to create a device that will assist those with drop foot and other ankle-based gait disorders. The device must provide enough assistive force to lift the user’s ankle off the ground and do it quickly enough to not disrupt their stride. This device will be an improvement over traditional
Human walking is a complex and rhythmical activity that comprises of the brain, nerves and muscles. Neuromuscular disorder (NMD) is a broad term that refers to conditions that affect the proper use of muscles and nervous system, thus also impairing the walking or gait cycle of an individual. The improper gait cycle might be attributed
By intuition, people steer their vehicles to the desired direction. However, on a bicycle, the gyroscopic force of the front wheel creates an angular momentum that will lean the vehicle to the opposite direction of the steering. The objective of this research is to create a control-moment gyroscope (CMG) that can sense and control the
The objective of this project was to identify heel-off and toe-off during gait based on the correlation between ground reaction forces (GRF) and surface electromyography (sEMG) of lower extremity muscles while quantifying the accuracy of smart shoes. The data was collected utilizing wireless sEMG sensors, force instrumented treadmill and novel smart shoes at three speeds
Bicycles are used for daily transportation by a large share of the world’s population; however, riding a bicycle may be inconvenient or impossible for persons with disabilities. The goal of the Smart Bike project is to provide a platform for studying the physical interaction between an autonomous bicycle and a human rider, with possible applications
Creating a smart bicycle that is able to maintain balance and control will help make riding a bike possible for people will disabilities.
Studying robotic group coordination can help cars autonomously avoid collisions.
Creating an actively assisting wearable device will help people with gait disorders walk without dragging their feet.
The objective of this research project is to collect and display data through a virtual reality experience that will help patients and general users determine if they are walking correctly while being engaged in a fun environment. Progress has been made toward creating the virtual environment in which the user will be participating. Also, the
The objective of this research project is to create a more accurate quadcopter model that can be used to better test the stability of the quadcopter without risking hardware damage caused by experimental testing. This will be done by implementing a dynamic propeller model into a simulation space, Air Sim, in order to better represent