FURI | Spring 2018

Integrated Sensing for a Soft Neuroprosthetic

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Neuroprosthetic devices have unique design requirements, more so for bionic limbs that must operate in highly demanding work environments. The project explores synthetically recreating postural synergy using soft materials, artificial muscles, and flexible electronics within the framework of highly demanding work environments. Ideally, the goal is to recreate the lightweight, robust form and function of a human limb. The characterization of sensors that are appropriate for this concept are optical sensors and electronic skin, due to the high compliance of both, as well as its lightweight form factor.

Student researcher

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Joshua Hsu

Biomedical engineering

Hometown: Flagstaff, Arizona

Graduation date: Spring 2019