Cost-Effective, Open-Source 3D-Printed Anthropomorphic Neuroprosthetics


Cost-Effective, Open-Source 3D-Printed Anthropomorphic Neuroprosthetics

An anthropomorphic neuroprosthetics arm is a bionic arm that will help people replicate much of the function of a native human arm. Artificial limbs are essential to improve the quality

Researching Reusable Water Bottle Cleaning Techniques to Provide Sustainable and Safe Access to Clean Water for the Homeless Population in the Phoenix Area

The GCSP Clean Water Research Team seeks to find a sustainable solution to water accessibility for the homeless population of Phoenix while also preventing the spread of COVID-19. The portion

Financial, Logistical, and Environmental Analysis of Reusable Water Bottle Filling and Cleaning Device for the Homeless Population in Phoenix

The research project analyzed the financial viability of a proposed drinking water filling and bottle cleaning station. A mathematical model was developed to compare costs of the proposed solution under

Designing an Automated Soldering Station to Solder Copper-Ribbons onto PV Cells

Soldering tin-coated copper ribbons (300 µm round) on photovoltaic cells (~200 microns thick) requires precise control of temperature, soldering speed, and the applied force. Additionally, the tabbing needs to be

Raphael David poses at a farmer's market.

Optimizing Vendor Mix at the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market

Farmers markets (FMs) serve an important role in local food economies. FMs are multi-scalar operations that involve a number of decision-makers: farmers, market managers, and local residents. FMs provide economic

Towards the Development of a Longitudinal Rehabilitation Study for Postural Stability in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Studying how children with cerebral palsy balance under certain circulstances will inform future rehabilitation methods.

Emma Lieberman works on her Grand Challenges Scholars Program project.

Genetically Engineering the Microalgae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to Sequester Arsenic from Contaminated Groundwater: ASU International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition Project

Arsenic contamination in groundwater is a serious problem in local rural communities: ~20.7% of wells in Arizona exceed the safe concentration of 10ppb. Prolonged exposure to this contamination can cause

CK2 Phosphorylation of Tom22: Conserved or Convergently Evolved?

The translocase of the outer mitochondrial membrane (TOM) complex is the gateway into mitochondria. Phosphorylation of the receptor, Tom22, by the kinases CK1 and CK2 in both animals and fungi

Smith Pittman and Michelle Young.

Use of Rabbit Fecal Matter for Lignin Degradation in Wastewater Treatment Systems

This research investigates a method of biologically pretreating lignin using bacteria obtained from rabbit fecal samples, as rabbit diets consist largely of lignocellulose. Under anaerobic conditions, these microbes are expected

Size-Tunable Polymeric Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery after Traumatic Brain Injury

Five million people in the United States live with disabilities caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI can break down the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the membrane that regulates what enters

Drone Security

The objective of the research project is to determine if an IR camera is capable of being mounted on a standard off the shelf DJI Spark drone. The first experiment

Pet Diagnostic Health Harness

The objective of this project is to design a product with the capability of gathering health diagnostics from a pet and relaying that information to its owners. The goal is

Hyunglae Lee and Connor Phillips

Muscle Response During Multidirectional Interaction with a Variable Damping Controlled Ankle Robot

Robotic exoskeletons have tremendous potential for implementation in defense, industrial factories, and medical rehabilitation. However, current systems rely primarily on negative damping controllers which although safe, are very slow and

Observing Effect of Orientation, Location, and Threshold of TMS Coil on Motor Cortex Activation

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a form of non-invasive brain stimulation proven to have various clinical applications. This study examined the effects of (1) the TMS coil orientation during stimulation

Improvements on the design of spinneret extruder

The objective of this research is to design of spinneret (extruder) that can consistently produce small diameter carbon fibers (CF) using the island-in-the-sea configuration.

Engineering of High Yield Production of L-Serine in Cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002

Cyanobacteria have the potential to efficiently produce L-serine, an industrially important amino acid, directly from CO2 and sunlight, which is a more sustainable and inexpensive source of energy as compared

Temporal Specificity of the Binding Potential of CDR3 Peptides to Traumatic Brain Injury

The goal of this project is to discover new biomarkers for traumatic brain injury (TBI) in hopes of improving diagnostic tools for this condition. Immunohistochemical evaluation will be used to

Using Salmonella as a pH-modulator to Explore the Tumor Microenvironment

Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation are expensive, painful, and often ineffective, as they compromise the patient’s immune system. Genetically-modified Salmonella typhimurium (GMS) strains, however, have been proven to

Developing Parallel and Efficient Algorithms For Compact Similarity Joins

Similarity join is a fundamental operation in data cleaning and integration. The objective of this research is to study, design and implement a distributed and scalable Compact Similarity Join operator for

Investigating the Role of SP5 in WNT Signaling Using an In-Vitro Model of Neural Patterning

This project attempts to better understand how the WNT transcriptional program is affected by β-catenin and SP5 by developing an in vitro model of neural patterning. This signaling pathway uses

Collecting Data for Pressure Ulcer Monitoring and Prevention System

In 2014, pressure ulcers affected approximately 2.5 million people in the United States. These blisters form in bony prominences in bed-bound patients. If untreated, these ulcers worsen until they become

Risk Assessment and Terrestrial Plant Toxicity of Remediated Heavy Hydrocarbon Impacted Soil

The objective of the research was to determine the short-term ecological toxicity of ozonation byproducts on seed germination and on the mutagenic properties of bacteria. By helping define the eco-toxicity

Pressure Ulcer Monitoring and Prevention System Algorithm

Machine learning algorithms used in biomedical applications indicate the ability of a medical device to make decisions similar to a physician. For this research, the researcher aims to address the

Design and Characterization of Programmable FRET Biosensors

Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) is a physical phenomenon that is being used in biomedical research and drug discovery. Using fluorophore-labeled DNA nanostructures, researchers characterize the FRET efficiency of a

X-ray topography method for solar cell deflection, cracking and stress measurements

Collecting data on solar cell cracking and stress will prevent power loss and failure in solar cells.

Service Learning and Retention in Undergraduate Engineering

Studying service learning’s impact on engineering education persistence could help develop courses to better serve diverse student populations.

Modification of Quorum Sensing Regulatory Systems in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Studying the genetic changes of a bacterial pathogen that affects cystic fibrosis patients will help develop less invasive diagnostic procedures.

Improving Liquid Propulsion Testing Reliability and Safety

By improving testing reliability and safety, rocket liquid propulsion research will be more accessible to students.

Gender Bias and Desired Career Path Correlation for K-5th Students

Understanding young students’ gender biases can help improve gender diversity in engineering.

Measuring Failure Load of Lumbar Spinous Processes to Transverse Mechanical Forces

This study will examine the yield strength of the lumbar spinous processes to mechanical forces applied in a transverse direction. Such forces will be generated clinically by neurosurgeons using a

Vagus Nerve Stimulation To Treat Oromotor Dysfunction in a Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease

More than 10 million people worldwide live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), which is caused by a lack of dopaminergic cells. While limb motor function is most commonly associated with PD,

ASU Rise Lab’s Self Balancing Bicycle

The ASU RISE Lab’s autonomous bicycle project investigates the implementation of a self-driving bicycle for increased mobility and human-robot interaction research. This semester the research focus was on balance. Two

Sensor Efficacy in Measuring Bone Depth for Neurosurgical Applications

This project examines the efficacy of lumbar vertebral bone depth sensors for relevant surgical uses. This project attempts to categorize this by comparing multiple sensor types (ultrasound, resistance, and force)

Impact of Time Constraints on HackerRank Assessments

The purpose of this study is to determine whether time constraints impact the performance of individuals on HackerRank coding assessments. Subjects will wear two physiological sensors: a shimmer and ABM

Mechanical Characterization of 3D Porous Electrospun Nanoscaffolds to Optimize Tissue Regenerative Response

Bioengineering the cell microenvironment is critical when developing cell-based therapeutic devices for regenerative medicine. The focus of this project is to characterize the micromechanical properties of 3D porous electrospun nanoscaffolds

Silicon Nanoparticle Layers for Use as Glass Insulation

This project seeks to develop layers of silicon nano-particles for deposition onto glass to produce thermal insulation for residential and commercial buildings. Porous silicon nano-particles have been shown to refract

In situ SEM testing for Fatigue Crack Growth: Mechanical Investigation of Titanium

The objective of this project is to characterize crack growth that occurs in titanium alloys, specifically Grade 5 Ti-6Al-4V, by applying cyclic tensile loading and measuring the crack growth and

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