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
Passengers in autonomous vehicles are more likely to feel symptoms of motion sickness than in other forms of public transportation. Our study culminates with the development of methodologies for mitigating motion sickness, informing the future design of autonomous vehicles.LEARN MORE
Burleson, G., Toyama, K., & Sienko, K.H. (2022). Incorporating Contextual Factors into Engineering Design Processes: An Analysis of Novice Behavior. Journal of Mechanical Design (In press).
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.
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 the development of wearable technologies using data-drive approaches for the improvement of precision health and athletic training. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering and a MIDAS data science certificate program student at the University of Michigan. I received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a concentration in Applied Ethics from Santa Clara University.
My research interests include using wearable technologies to assess fall prevention interventions, and the quantification of atypical movement during activities of daily living. Currently, I am involved in an M3X project aiming to automate an at-home balance training intervention using wearable sensors. I earned a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences from Boston University and a Master of Occupational Therapy from Wayne State University.