Low-Cost, Pediatric, Above-Knee Prosthetic
This year UT BIOME will be designing and manufacturing a fully functioning above the knee prosthetic leg. The scope of this project revolves heavily on the concept of a low cost, easily maintainable, and modular design. The team is striving to design a device that could have large positive impacts on prosthetic users in developing countries and in adolescence, where the resources necessary for conventional prosthetic leg products may not be available and frequent replacements and adjustments on prosthetic legs are necessary due to growth. This project has received sponsorship from Accuhealth and Evelyn so that we could expand our scope to collect various metrics with the prosthetic such as the number of steps the user has taken and the angular velocity of the foot.
Jake Sinopoli - Prosthesis Project Lead
Hi! I'm Jacob and I am a third year Mechanical Engineering Student specializing in Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering. I am looking forward to being the Prosthesis project lead for UT BIOME this year! I joined UT BIOME because I saw the club as an opportunity to combine my passion for sport and human mechanics with my engineering education. My role as the prosthesis project lead will be to act as a technical project manager making sure our technical team members have the resources and guidance they need to perform at their very best. I am extremely excited to see what our team will accomplish in the upcoming, and am grateful to be apart of UT BIOME. I you have any questions about the prosthesis project please don’t hesitate to contact me on my LinkedIn by clicking my picture!