Mitchell graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 2020. He was exposed to research when he conducted a compatibility study on syringes and took a liking to it during his undergraduate degree. After graduation, he decided to venture off independently to create upper limb myoelectric prostheses, where he further developed his coding, manufacturing, and game development skills. He joined the BLINC lab in 2022 to expand on his foundational knowledge of prosthetics and sensory feedback.
Mitchell is working as a master’s student in Biomedical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Hebert and Dr. Shehata. His project is to integrate sensory feedback into the Virtual Prosthesis EmulatoR (ViPER), an intermediary virtual reality training platform that will train new myoelectric prostheses users before socket fitting. He is evaluating the effect of sensory-motor training on performance compared to motor training alone in ViPer. He is also investigating whether training performance in ViPER translates to wearable prosthesis performance.
Outside of the lab, Mitchell enjoys weightlifting, basketball, skiing, and video games.