Student working on a research project.

Hydraulically Actuated Myoelectric Exoskeletal Limbs

This project aims to design and develop exoskeletal limbs that can be utilized to accommodate the needs of people who have muscular abnormalities such as multiple sclerosis, tendinitis, and myositis. It could also assist astronauts, who commonly suffer from muscle atrophy due to weightlessness, as well assist able-bodied individuals that are looking to perform strenuous tasks. The goal is to register a user input through the use of electrical impedance myography, which can then be used to assist human motor functions through the use of hydraulic actuation.

Research Project Information

Student Skill-Set Needed: Knowledge of sensors & actuators, as well as data aquisition and electronics.
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring

Contact

For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Jason Armstrong
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Department: Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering
Office: 220 Bell Hall
Email: jna4@buffalo.edu