B.S. in Mechanical Engineering – University of Washington
Doctorate in Physical Therapy – University of Washington
Brandon is interested in biomechanics and using technology to augment rehabilitation interventions. He is currently investigating the validity and reliability of HuskySTEPS, a mobile application measuring Shank-to-Vertical Angle during dynamic tasks.
Bachelor of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design
Bachelor of Fine Art, Rhode Island School of Design
Makoto is interested in integrating the design, engineering, and scientific processes to facilitate the creation of objects and environments that better accommodate the human body and mind. In research, this manifests as an examination of human biomechanics to create effective, desirable orthoses. He initially joined the lab to assist in the development of an open-source novel upper limb body-powered orthosis that utilized additive manufacturing techniques for prototyping and production. He is now preparing to assist in research that will inform the optimal design, tuning, and alignment of ankle-foot orthoses.
Running, climbing, creating two and three-dimensional compositions.
Undergraduate, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
Joe is interested in different methods of assistive technology and learning more about optimizing treatment options for patients with cerebral palsy. He worked over the summer to establish a framework for sharing and improving upon HuskyADAPT’s work – creating an inclusive and sustainable design program for assistive technology.
Preston is interested in signal processing and is currently looking into accelerometry data collected from kids with hemiplegic cerebral palsy as they go through their Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT). The goal is to quantify the extent to which their involved/paretic arm improves after the treatment.