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Design of Compact Lower Limb Exoskeleton for Gait Assistance

Robotic Exoskeletons assist patients with impaired mobility due to aging and spinal cord injuries, which is becoming increasingly more prevalent. However, the present exoskeletons are either bulky or do not provide necessary power. The design needs to be improved with state of the art mechatronics. In this project, a comprehensive study of design of exoskeletons […]

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Quantifying Post- Surgical Brain Shift to Improve Multi- Modal Imaging Application in Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy

The brain shifts following the implantation of intracranial electrodes used to monitor and map brain activity prior to epilepsy resection surgery. Evaluating the factors that contribute to the shift will help improve interpretation of the data monitored. Specifically, the researchers evaluated the effect age and brain volume have on the amount of post-surgical brain shift. […]

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Generation of an Inducible CRISPR/dCas9-KRAB System to Modulate Gene Expression

Current in-vitro Alzheimer’s disease models fail to recapitulate the critical risk factor of age because they yield immature neuronal populations that exhibit gene expression more closely resembling that of fetal brain tissue rather than adult tissue. This project aims to develop an inducible CRISPR/dCas9-KRAB system that will repress the pluripotency marker OCT4 to lead to […]

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A Higher-Quality Haptic Display

Professor Sodemann’s research team has been developing an improved haptic display for the visually impaired user to mentally visualize the environment in a more identifiable manner. A haptic display is a device that gathers information and translates it into a sense of touch for the user to understand. So far, the team has discovered the […]

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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 intended to serve as cell substrates and aimed to match an individual’s anatomy and tissue regenerative capacity. Nanoscaffolds electrospun from hydrogel polymer solutions were nanomechanically […]

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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 […]

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Developing Prosthesis for Children with Disabilities to Participate in Sports

The main goal of the proposed project is to develop a comprehensive guide that summarizes the best materials to use for a prosthetic designed to facilitate specific sport-dependent gestures. To achieve this goal, existing prosthetics and the materials used in their development were investigated. The best sports prosthetics are mechanical and passively functional because of […]

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