Development of a Wearable Posture Correcting Device (Capstones)
Phase 1 Students (2018 Summer & Fall): Nick Deane (ME), Kevin Truong (ME), Dan Garfinkel (ME), Pat Pang (Physical Therapy and Kinesiology), Alex Infantino (Computer Science), Matt Barr (ME), Dennon Audette (ME), Mike Hoppe (ME), and Joe McDonald (ME). Phase 2 Students (2019 Spring): Jared Azriel (ME), Sean Bradshaw (ME), Michael Duhani (ME), Mary McCarron (ME), Matt Barr (ME), Dennon Audette (ME), and Pat Pang (Physical Therapy and Kinesiology). Co-Advisors: Dr. Yi-Ning Wu (Physical Therapy and Kinesiology) and Dr. Holly Yanco (Computer Science). Summary: This capstone project aimed to design and build a soft vest system that could be worn as an undergarment for posture correction. The team's vest design, AirAlign, won the 2nd place and the People's Choice Award in the DifferenceMaker®Francis College of Engineering Prototyping Competition at UMass Lowell.
Research, Academics and Mentoring Pathway (RAMP) Summer Course
In the summer of 2018, we developed a two-week course for introducing legged locomotion research to a group of freshmen young ladies in the Colleges of Sciences and Engineering. The course project outcome was used to inform the design of a testing facility for human subject experiments. We look forward to contributing to future RAMP events!
2017 Fall & 2018 Spring Students: Ciro OrigiRohr (ECE), Travis Kessler (ECE), Chunlong Huang (ME), John Wheeler (ME), and Stephen Halas(ECE). Co-Advisor:Dr. Yan Luo (ECE). Summary: This industrial capstone project aimed to design a mobile robot that could clean spills and debris in Symbotic’s warehouse structure. The students' design was chosen as the winner of the 2018 Symbotic Utility Bot Competition between UMass Lowell, Worcester Polytechnic Institue, and the University of New Hampshire. UMass Lowell’s College of Engineering was awarded the $50,000 grand prize, and Symbotic would use the Utility Bot design for further development and prototyping.