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Bionic

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Our research involves providing sensory feedback to people with upper limb loss. In this photograph, we have an unimpaired subject testing our low-cost, 3D-printed skin stretch mechanism to provide people with upper limb loss a way to know the…

Human-Robot Interaction

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Robotics are revolutionizing the way we interact with the world. In the Bretl Research Group,we are developing ways in which to communicate with robots to achieve particular tasks. The sensor on the human's forearm, developed in conjunction with the…

Truss Chair

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The Truss Chair is the culmination of a semester of research into furniture innovation through structural invention. As a multidisciplinary experiment, the Truss Chair research was conducted by graduate architecture student Aaron Laniosz in the…

The Circadian Light Table

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Technological innovation provides us with lives that are happier, healthier, and longer than ever before in human history. Advancements in our lifetime have connected us in ways never before imaginable. Yet, despite its countless benefits, the…

Visualizing Colon Cancer

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In our lab we study how diet can have life-long changes on an individual, and how a mother's diet can change the inflammatory response of offspring. I am studying colon cancer, and trying to piece together the role of obesity, diet, and exercise in…

A Forest in the Water

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I remember how I had to stray off the well-worn path and dig through the tall reeds to get to the oldest area of my site. The day was warm and sunny but the breeze off the standing water was cool and crisp. It took my breath away seeing this restored…

Inclusivity through Sport

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I took this picture at a wheelchair track practice last fall. It tied in perfectly with the research I had been doing on sport and inclusion. Previously, people with disabilities have been excluded from mainstream society and sports, with a mindset…

Using the Power of Sport to Assist Veterans with Disabilities in their Transition to Higher
Education

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This image was taken at a sports camp for veterans with newly acquired disabilities. It highlights the power of sport to be leveraged as a social experience that aids in the
transition back to civilian life. Through my research, I showed the…

Weaving Through Technology

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My research focuses on the cosmogony and mythology of Zapotecan motifs, specifically the fretwork designs of the archaeological site of Mitla, Oaxaca. In studying the designs through first the process of photo documentation and then in 3D modeling, I…

The Octopus: Eight Arms or Eight Minds?

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Octopuses expertly coordinate eight arms that contain as much as two-thirds of their entire nervous system. In fact, the arms are very sensitive and are capable of distinguishing between different textures in their environment. Our research aims to…