Julio Aira

Project Title: 
Development and evaluation of 3D-printed prosthetic sockets for lower limb amputees
Project Description: 
My research examines creative ways to use widely available 3D-printing technologies to help amputees during their fitting process for a prosthetic socket. I study the loading conditions experienced during natural gait to optimally create a durable test socket that patients can rely on. Also, I am creating a sustainable workflow that turns 3D-scans into custom printable sockets. In the future, I hope to implement these methodologies to medical devices that aim to solve unique problems.
Mentor(s): 
Dr. Mukul Talaty
Major(s): 
Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Campus: 
University Park