Student working on a research project.

Bipedal Gait Characterization Via Piezoelectric Ground Reaction Force Measurements

The goal of this project is to utilize piezoelectric sensors to measure ground reaction forces (GRF's) of bipedal walking, and incorporate these measurements into a dynamical model to predict overall gait patterns. The applications of such a study are broad, but we seek to tailor these results for virtual reality (VR), where GRF measurements from piezoelectric sensors are used to predict or modulate the subject's motion in a virtual environment.

Research Project Information

Student Skill-Set Needed: Some experience with data acquisition (DAQ), some knowledge of electrical circuits, some computer programming, some knowledge of dynamic systems
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer

Contact

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

Faculty Member: Aaron Estes
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering
Email: aaronest@buffalo.edu