Congratulations to a number of biomedical engineering students who received recognition at the 2017 Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC) Award Ceremony on April 25.
The Canine Exoskeleton Team
Group members Kat Killingsworth, Ryan Leuenberger, Colleen Jones, Jordan Bernhardt, and Lindy Gillette, were awarded High Honors for their research poster, The Canine Exoskeleton. The Canine Exoskeleton Mobility System is part of a multi-year senior design project. The team has been working in conjunction with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at Colorado State University, as well as Orthopets for the last two years. The goal of the project is to create a device for a dog with hind leg paralysis. The device would be used in therapeutic and rehabilitation settings to help the dog regain mobility. Over the past year, the team has integrated the electrical and mechanical systems of the device to create one fluid movement. The integration will allow the dog to control the movement of their hind limbs based on data collected from the front legs. The team is also working on increasing the current speed of the braces to mimic real time walking movement. To accomplish this, the team is working with pneumatic cylinders to control flexion and extension of the hind legs.
Biomedical engineering student
President of the BMES Student Chapter
Jacqueline received one of six “Best in Show” awards.