Puppy pal prosthetics

Puppy Pal Prosthetics: Giving Dogs a Leg Up on Disability

Mechanical engineering seniors Bruno Geoly and Niki Duer founded Puppy Pal Prosthetics (PPP) to help canines with disabilities live their lives to the fullest as part of their engineering capstone design course. The two plan to graduate this December. Read more
Jacob Segil

Podcast: Jacob Segil and Lucy Pao - innovators in the college

On this edition of On CUE, Jacob Segil, Engineering Plus and Mechanical Engineering instructor speaks about advanced prosthetics capable of "feeling" and Lucy Pao, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering professor speaks about innovation to bring down the cost of wind energy. Read more
Josh Taca and prosthetic sockets

Grad student Josh Taca helps make prosthetic sockets out of recycled plastic

Mechanical engineering PhD student Josh Tacca traveled to Quito, Ecuador last year and saw the great need of amputees to find prosthetics with well-fitting sockets. Tacca worked with the Range of Motion Project (ROMP) to provide prosthetic and orthotic care to people without access to these services. Read more

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