People

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Jonathon Schofield

Principal Investigator

Dr. Schofield works to improve user acceptance and promote the seamless integration of humans and assistive medical devices, leveraging techniques in bio-robotic control and feedback, sensory-motor neural interfaces, and cognitive-perceptual neurosciences. The BEAR Lab performs interdisciplinary research at the interface of mechanical and electrical engineering, neurosciences and rehabilitation medicine to address unmet clinical needs and understand how humans engage with intelligent technologies such as robotic prostheses and powered exoskeleton orthoses, among many others.
Contact: jschofield @ucdavis.edu

 

Graduate Students

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Marcus Battraw

Graduate Student

Bachelor's in Mechatronic  Engineering and Applied Mathematics

Marcus seeks to remove barriers hindering pediatric device adoption by leveraging adult prosthetic technologies. His objective is to provide multiple grasp configurations and intuitive control through pattern recognition of muscle activity in the affected limbs.

Contact: mabattraw @ucdavis.edu

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Aaron Eppstein

Graduate Student

Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering with Emphasis in Bioengineering

Aaron looks to help improve existing force feedback systems used in sensory feedback for myoelectric prosthetic systems.

Contact: aceppstein@ucdavis.edu

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Morgan Harris

Graduate Student

Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering

Morgan’s goal is to provide relevant strategies for stroke rehabilitation. She is looking to characterize common hand grasp usage in adults in order to fabricate an exoskeleton that accurately reflects those grasps.

Contact: moharris@ucdavis.edu

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Kihun Hong

Graduate Student

Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering

Masters in Mechanical Engineering

Kihun works to improve the seamless interaction between humans and
robotic manipulators by using sophisticated sensory feedback. His goal is to develop haptic interfaces for users to intuitively understand the movement of robotic devices.

Contact: kihong@ucdavis.edu

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Anna Rita Moukarzel

Graduate Student

Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering

Anna Rita's interest is in learning more about how to make neurally-integrated prostheses more readily available for transradial and transhumeral amputees with targeted muscle reinnervation procedures.

Contact:  amoukarzel@ucdavis.edu

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Patrick Trieu

Graduate Student

Bachelor's in Biomedical Engineering

Patrick is working to understand how we form perceptions on owning and controlling our bodies and actions. This information can be vital in designing control and sensory systems for prostheses so that they are more closely perceived as a part of our body.

Contact: phtrieu@ucdavis.edu

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Peyton Young

Graduate Student

Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering

Peyton aims to improve upon current prosthetic devices by increasing user comfort and decreasing cost.


Contact: pryoung@ucdavis.edu