Christopher Shallal is a current graduate student in the Biomechatronics lab that specializes in neural interfacing and control system design. He is a part of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology PhD program.
His previous work at Johns Hopkins University includes designing tactile feedback sensors for upper-limb prosthesis use to restore sensory feedback, adaptive socket technology to improve comfort and fit for amputees, and surgical implant and medical device design and manufacturing.
At MIT, he has worked on projects ranging from biomechanical modeling to myoelectric control of prostheses.
He is currently working on the eOPRA project and developing new exoskeleton controllers.