Biomechanic Impacts of Lower Limb Powered Prosthetic Design
Scott Lab E141
201 W. 19th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Seminar Speaker: Shawanee Patrick, LEGACY Postdoctoral Scholar
Abstract: Millions of individuals who have undergone lower limb amputations require a prosthetic device to walk. Walking is crucial to one's quality of life and mobility. However, prolonged use of lower limb prostheses can lead to negative effects such as arthritis, scoliosis, and increased energy consumption. Powered systems are being researched as a potential solution, but designing such devices presents significant challenges. This discussion will delve into the design obstacles of powered lower limb prostheses and emphasize the significance of user-centered design.
Bio: Shawanee’ Patrick is currently a Legacy Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Ohio State University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. She later went on to receive a Master of Science degree and PhD also at Texas A&M University in Mechanical Engineering. Shawanee's doctoral work focused on developing and analyzing walking assistive devices, with a particular emphasis on lower limb prosthetics and exoskeletons. Her passion lies in improving mobility outcomes for various population groups by enhancing walking assistive devices and exploring different methods of gait improvement. Shawanee has presented her research at prestigious conferences such as the Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP), American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), and IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and its Social (ARSO) Impacts. Her work has also been published in IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Its Social Impacts (ARSO) conference proceedings, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robot Systems (IROS), and Frontiers in Neurorobotics.