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.
Read more here.
BLINC in Germany, Japan, and the USA!
We had a very exciting summer this year. Ben Hallworth in Germany’s DLR, Heather Williams in Japan’s Osaka University, and Cierra Stiegelmar in the USA’s Rhodes College. They had a lot of research work done and a ton of fun!
On March 13th, our undergraduate research students presented their progress in their projects at the 2019 Festival of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities held at the University of Alberta.
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.
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.