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Enhancing human physical capability
Lower extremity amputation leads to limitations of biological function of individuals, which leads to challenges remaining physically activ…
Magnetomicrometry uses implantable magnets to track the position of muscles, potentially improving the control and efficacy of prosthetics.
Biomedical engineer and dancer Shriya Srinivasan PhD ’20 explores connections between the human body and the outside world.
Lab alum David Moinina Sengeh and others speak on TED Radio Hour about friction in its many uses and forms.
C. R. Taylor, S. S. Srinivasan, S. H. Yeon, M. K. O'Donnell, T. J. Roberts, H. M. Herr, Magnetomicrometry, Sci.Robot. 6, eabg0656 (2021), DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.abg0656
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, band…
Mechanical, electrical, and dynamic control systems recreate biological behavior with synthetic hardware.
Recent advancements in orthopedic implants have made way for a new generation of bionic limbs that attach directly to the skeleton. Leverag…
The human ankle provides a significant amount of net positive work during the stance period of walking, especially at moderate to fast walk…
Recent advances in artificial limbs have resulted in the provision of powered ankle and knee function for lower extremity amputees and powe…
Amputation, muscle weakness, and nerve damage can make it difficult to perform simple daily tasks. In this project, we are developing a mi…
We plan to use magnetomicrometry to provide natural control over prosthetic limbs
C. Taylor, Magnetomicrometry : Tissue length tracking via implanted magnetic beads (2020). https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/130210
Powered ankle prostheses have been proven to improve the walking economy of transtibial amputees although these powered systems are usually…
We present an interactive shape-changing display—Dancing Membrane of the reSpire- using the deformation of fabric and airflow control…
Carney, Matthew E. “Design and Evaluation of a Reaction-Force Series Elastic Actuator Configurable as Biomimetic Powered Ankle and Knee Prostheses By.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.