Kodi Cheng, B.Sc. (M.Sc. Student)

Kodi graduated from the University of Guelph in December 2020 with a B.Sc. in Human Kinetics. During her undergraduate degree, she worked in clinical settings with patients who had various neurological conditions. As well, she undertook a fourth-year research project in which she used gait analysis to investigate the effectiveness of a high intensity exercise program for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. She was particularly interested in understanding the control of movement and the role of somatosensory systems in myoelectric prostheses and joined the BLINC lab in the hopes of blending her background in human movement with engineering principles.

Currently, Kodi is pursuing a M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Jacqueline Hebert. Her work will look at the visual attention and cognitive load for different prosthesis control systems using eye tracking technology. Beyond graduate studies, her goal is to take her knowledge and skills into the rehabilitation technology industry to continue to improve the lives of others. 

In her spare time, Kodi enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, baking, film photography and outdoor adventures.