Techbridge – Elementary Girls Visit Lab

Techbridge is a program that inspires girls to discover a passion for technology, science and engineering. Through hands-on learning, they empower the next generation of innovators and leaders.

We had two groups of young women join us in our lab to talk about mechanical engineering and how we use engineering principles to help individuals with movement impairments. To demonstrate the human body’s ability to control devices, the girls took turns moving a robot gripper using the electrical signals read from their own arm muscles (read more about this neat application here).Elementary school girls surround a large demo-filled table during a visit to the Ability and Innovation Lab.Three look on as a young girl controls a robotic gripper using electrical signals generated neurologically from her brain to her bicep brachii arm muscle.