The Elaine Marieb Center for Nursing and Engineering Innovation at UMass Amherst will hold its first symposium examining up-to-date innovations in the healthcare industry, particularly those created by nurses and engineers in collaborative research. The symposium will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom and is planned to be an annual event.
Optimizing Human Performance through Mechatronics
The Mechatronics and Robotics Research Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering. The lab is directed by Professor Frank Sup. We focus on the advancement of physical human-machine interaction. The core of the lab’s research is human-centered mechatronic design in developing collaborative and rehabilitative technologies. The research topics include wearable robotics, such as intelligent prosthetics and exoskeletons, human motion simulation and prediction, and advanced design and control structures and methodologies. We strive to expand the boundaries in the research community while providing a hands-on learning environment in leading-edge science.