Examining how and when designers use prototypes in the development cycle, and how prototypes assist during stakeholder interactions, identification of user requirements, verification of goals and their overall contribution to a successful project outcome.LEARN MORE
Laboratory-based vibrotactile biofeedback systems are impractical for use in home balance rehabilitation regimens due to their cost, size and complexity. Wider, easier, and cheaper use of vibrotactile feedback devices can be achieved by exploiting the newest technologies.LEARN MORE
I am a Professor in the Departments of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering and the director of the Sienko Research Group. My research focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of medical devices; design science; and engineering education. I have led efforts at the University of Michigan to incorporate the constraints of global health technologies within engineering design at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and have established field sites in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia at which numerous devices have been conceptualized and refined in collaboration with local stakeholders. I am the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and I hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D. 2007) in Medical Engineering and Bioastronautics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program, an S.M. (2000) in Aeronautics & Astronautics from MIT, and a B.S. (1998) in Materials Engineering from the University of Kentucky.
My research interests include design science, engineering education, and medical devices for low-resource settings. I am a PhD pre-candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. I also received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University.
My research interests include biomechanics and the development of wearable technologies for data-driven approaches in evidence-based clinical care. I am currently a Ph.D. pre-candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. I received dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.