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
Reducing the required training and minimizing errors would allow medical services to be expanded to underserved populations. Development of task-shifting medical devices is critical to perform more medical procedures safely and easily.LEARN MORE
Mohedas, I., Bell, C., Bekele, D., Jiang, K., Soyars, C., Walsh, M., & Sienko, K.H. (2022). Pre-clinical evaluation of a task-shifting contraceptive implant insertion device for use in low- and middle-income countries. Journal of Medical Devices.
Mohedas, I., Daly, S.R., Loweth, R.P., Huynh, L., Cravens, G.L., & Sienko, K.H. (2022). The use of recommended interviewing practices by novice engineering designers to elicit information during requirements development. Design Science, 8.
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.
Many of my research interests stem from my fascination with leveraging physiological data and machine learning for health applications. A primary focus of my work is about how we can apply wearable technologies for informing risk, augmenting health monitoring, and preventing injury. Currently, I am a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
My research interests include biomechanics, rehabilitation and injury prevention. My research aims to utilize wearable technologies and data-driven approaches to create effective rehabilitation tools. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Controls, Instrumentation, and Robotics (CIT) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).