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PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

Biomedical Engineering, STEM in general, medical, prosthetics, 3D printing,

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Prosthetic Arm

In this application-based project, you will learn how to design a functional prosthetic limb. You will learn how to use CAD software to design different components of the limb. You will use an Arduino microcontroller and motors to provide mobility. The commands used to drive the motors will be obtained using a custom-built, analog, electromyography (EMG) sensing-circuit.

Modeling physiological systems

You will learn how to model a sophisticated organ system using ordinary and partial differential equations. You will use a numerical computing platform, such as MATLAB, to solve these equations and accurately predict the behavior of the human body. By the end of this project, you will appreciate the complexity of the human body, read scientific papers, build a physical prototype and submit your own report.

Coding skills

MATLAB, Python, R

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