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A Step Forward    /  UA News

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are working to improve powered-prosthetics by linking them with sensors in hopes of creating a prosthetic that seamlessly works with the rest of the body to become a partner in movement without the need for manual tuning.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 28, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

“Smart Walker” Robotics-Based Mobility Device Funded by NIH    /  Rehab Management

As part of the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is providing $2.2 million for development of three innovative co-robots, which are robotic devices designed to work…


Source: Rehab Management    /    Published: December 3, 2015    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:     

National Science Foundation presents award for powered prosthesis development    /  Healio

The National Science Foundation awarded Xiangrong Shen, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama college of Engineering, the CAREER Award to assist in his work on a…


Source: Healio    /    Published: May 13, 2014    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:     

UA Engineering Professor Awarded NSF CAREER Award for Robotic Prosthesis    /  UA News

The National Science Foundation selected a University of Alabama mechanical engineering professor for a CAREER Award for his research into a robotic prosthesis that could help amputees walk better.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 5, 2014    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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