BLINC at the 3 Minute Thesis Competition

BLINC members Cierra Stiegelmar (M.Sc. Student) and Mayank Rehani (Research Associate, Ph.D Student) did a phenomenal job representing the BLINC lab at this year’s 3MT competition!

Both presented on some of the exciting research projects they’re working on at BLINC, and were featured by the Faculty of Medicine.

Click on the above images to check out their featured profiles!

Take a look at their presentations “I, Robotic Hand: How to Control a Prosthesis,” and “One Step at a Time: Living with a Prosthetic Leg Attached to the Bone” below:

BLINC at Women Engineers Conference

On November 9th, Alicia MacDonald presented her work on optimization of an upper-limb prosthesis assessment tool called the Instrumented Cup at the WE19 conference in Anaheim, California. She competed in the Undergraduate Rapid Fire Competition and placed 2nd! She had a great time meeting fellow engineering students and representatives from biomedical device companies.

Congrats Alicia!

Read more here.

BLINC at Life Sciences Conference 2018




On October 28th, we presented two of our most recent projects at the 2018 IEEE Life Sciences Conference in Quebec, Canada. These projects included development of advanced lower-limb prostheses sensors and development and assessment of myoelectric training tools.

Both projects were awarded best paper award and best poster award. Congrats McNiel and James! Read more here.

BLINC at Spotlight on Innovation: Health to Home 2018 Conference

On November 7th, we presented 7 of our most recent projects at the 2018 Spotlight on Innovation: Health to Home conference. These projects included development of advanced prostheses control, development of modular prosthetic sockets, novel gait assessment methods, and prostheses performance assessment protocols.

Also, we got to learn about different projects and how to move the technologies we have from our lab to the homes of our patients. Thanks for the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and Alberta Health Services for organizing this conference.
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