- Milli Schlafly graduated in 2018 with her M.S. Her research focused on a prosthetic ankle-foot to mimic an able-bodied gait.
- Tyagi Ramakrishnan graduated in 2017 with his Ph.D. His research was on classifying human gait based on asymmetric biomechanical gait parameters, perception study for human gait with multiple asymmetric gait patterns, passive biomimetic prosthetic knee and ankle mechanisms, variable stiffness and damping orthosis, and evaluation of gait with prosthetics with different knee heights.
- Christina-Anne Lahiff graduated in 2017 with her M.S. Her research was on understanding how asymmetric impairments impact the resulting motions of gait, specifically as they result to stroke.
- Matthew Hardy graduated in 2017 with his M.S. His research focused on the heat flux associated with the perception of thermal haptic devices.
- Michael Walker graduated in 2016 with his M.S. His research was on understanding how to communication haptically in a wearable communication device.
- Ahmad Manasrah graduated in 2016 with his Ph.D. His research was on thermal comfort and the control in AC and HVAC systems.
- Haris Muratagic graduated in 2015. His research was on dynamics matching for gait rehabilitation. His mathematical model shows how to match the dynamics motions of two dissimilar dynamic systems. This has implications for asymmetric passive dynamic walkers, which are passive systems that walk down a slope with the only energy input coming from gravity.
- Philip Hatzitheodorou graduated in 2015. His research was focused on developing an asymmetric passive dynamic walker to emulates the gait of a human. Phil was also active with the Florida Engineering Society's (FES) K-12 outreach and developed an after school program at a local middle school with support of the Temple Terrace City Council.
- Samuel McAmis graduated in 2015. His research was on bimanual interactions and a rehabilitation project to enable individuals with stroke to use their healthy arm to help rehabilitate their impaired arm. He was also active in RIG (Robotics Interest Group) at USF where he developed robots for competitions such as the NASA sponsored competition to build the most effective moon dust collecting robot and battle bots. He is currently teaching at River Ridge High School.
- Ismet Handzic graduated in 2014 with his Ph.D. His research focused on kinetic shapes and related innovations, a variable radius foot asymmetric passive dynamic walking computer model, and dynamic synchronization of dissimilar rotating systems.
- John Sushko graduated in May, 2011. His research was focused on using an asymmetric passive dynamic walker, which is a bipedal walker that walks down a slope under its own momentum using gravity, to understand how to better rehabilitate individuals that have gait impairments.
- Craig Honeycutt graduated in May, 2011. His research was focused on using a mathematical model of a passive dynamic walker for use in design and construction of a physical passive dynamic walker.
- William Christian graduated in December of 2010. His research was identifying how humans and robots can work together to test an unknown material for its most significant properties and to determine its identity.
- Alex Torres worked on on quantifying spasticity in individuals with a stroke.
- Katie Hart worked on her the asymmetric passive dynamic walker and also on Haptics Morse Code Communication for Deaf and Blind Individuals.
- Daniel Capecci worked on the crutch design to enhance walking dynamics (now sold as the Moterum MTip and also worked on bimanual motions, specifically working on the Pat and Rub app.
- Asgard Kaleb Marroquin worked on analyzing gait kinetic and kinematic properties using the asymmetric transfemoral prosthesis.
- William Gonzalalez worked on upper-limb symmetric motions. He was helping to identify what kinds of motions can be done simultaneously with both hands.
- Ben Matlack worked on a variant of the GEM Shoe in which two forward moving shoes can be used by healthy people to increase their natural speed of walking. He received an Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award at the 2012 USF Research Symposium for Undergraduates on his project.
- Woody Brink worked on a human gait automata, used for physical simulation of a realistic gait for analysis and demonstration purposes. He worked in the lab in 2011/2012.
- Joseph Gaskell worked on his Honors Thesis project in 2011/2012. His project was a force feedback glove that produces the forces from a virtual object using only a brake at the finger joints to generate a reactive force. With the proper development of the brakes, the glove can simulate the force on the finger when gripping simple virtual objects. He received an Honorable Mention at the 2011 USF College of Engineering Research Day Poster Competition for his poster on his project.
- Nicole Valles worked on a project to understand force escalation and the effects of force perception. She worked in the lab in 2011.
- Sarah Salgado worked here in the summer of 2010. She helped to perform experiments on cognitive perception of natural dynamics and bimanual interactions.
- Tahiem Williams worked here in Spring and Summer of 2010. He worked on tactile perception of multiple vibrotactors and navigation based on tactile inputs.
- Alberto Striedinger Pinilla worked here in 2010. He worked on the Robot Assisted Balance Trainer, which will help stroke patients regain proper balance and walking techniques.
- Laura Carpp worked here in 2009/2010. She worked on the gait enhancing mobile shoe, which assists the rehabilitation of people who have asymmetrical walking patterns as a result of neurological trauma. Her role on this project is to design and construct a prototype of the gait enhancing mobile shoe.
- Hernando Gonzalez Malabet worked here in 2009/2010. He worked on understanding how bimanual motions can be used to develop a low-cost, home-based, upper limb rehabilitation system for individuals with a stroke.
- Rafael Alvarez Robles worked here in 2009/2010. He worked on understanding how bimanual motions can be used to develop a low-cost, home-based, upper limb rehabilitation system for individuals with a stroke.
High School Alumni:
- Ethan Huber worked here during the summer of 2010 while a student at Steinbrenner High School. He worked on the Robot Assisted Balance Trainer, which will help stroke patients regain proper balance and walking techniques.
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