Congratulations, Claire, on finishing your undergraduate capstone and for providing a fantastic culminating presentation!
For her senior capstone, Claire was challenged with creating a web-based application clinicians could use to compute and translate muscle synergies into the clinic. Her mentors and fellow collaborators were Ben Shuman, Nick Baicoianu, and Dr. Kat Steele. In June, Claire will head to Boston, MA to begin her position at Delsys.
On May 18th, Claire Mitchell, Karley Benoff, and Makoto Eyre presented their research at the Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium. These three students worked on year-long projects and showcased their hard work during a campus-wide poster session.
Claire’s research focused on creating a website and server framework for clinicians and researchers across the country to use for calculating muscle synergies for motor control analysis. Muscle synergies are an incredibly complex and computationally expensive analysis of electromyography data but provide quantification of motor control and assist in therapy prescription for movement disorders.
Karley and Mako’s research focused on designing and testing a 3D-printed elbow-driven orthosis for individuals with limited hand function. They drew inspiration from upper-extremity prosthetic devices and evaluated a voluntary close and voluntary open mechanism to assist an individual’s dominant limb.
Great work Karley, Mako, and Claire!