UC Berkeley Exoskeleton Lab | MS
AUGUST 2014 - PRESENT
I am a Controls Engineer working on an exoskeleton that allows a paraplegic to walk. My work is primarily focused on embedded control systems and algorithms for mimicking a natural-looking walking cycle using a robot.
The focus of my MS work is development of alternative triggering mechanisms for the exoskeleton step. I will use biological and mechanical signals to identify safe positions for continuing forward motion.
This work has taken me to Milan, Italy, where I have worked closely with several orthopedic physicians to quantify the performance of the exoskeleton for pilots with a variety of spinal cord injuries.