Kim Ingraham

Kim had red long curly hair and is smiling in front of blurred flowering trees in an orange shirt EDUCATION

BE, Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan


Kim is interested in designing translational control systems for assistive robots that support human mobility. Her past research investigated using wearable sensors to predict physiological metrics (like metabolic cost), and evaluated user preference as an objective for the control of robotic exoskeletons. At UW, she is studying how young children with disabilities interact with and learn to use powered mobility devices, and how using powered mobility impacts a child’s movement, language, and development.


Playing volleyball, knitting, Broadway musicals, traveling