Associate Professor of Engineering
Beltsville, Maryland, United States
My formal degree is in Applied Physics with a research concentration in Stellar Astrophysics. I use these general research skills in developing open source solutions for individuals in need of assistive technologies by using hobbyist microcontrollers, electronics and 3D printing/design. Through this work I have collaborated with individuals worldwide (largely through eNABLE and the Alliance for Project Based Learning Solutions) to create and deploy upper limb assistive devices that provide some of the functionality offered by prosthetic limbs in situations where medically validated devices are unavailable. Through my research lab at Marymount University, I work on creating solutions to problems as diverse as adapting devices to allow children with limb differences to play musical instruments to creating tools to aid police officers with rehabilitation exercises. Most recently I have brought a virtual reality development lab to the university. I design virtual reality STEM-themed escape rooms and work with the Marymount Center for Optimal Aging to create gamified rehabilitation/exercise experiences and simulations allowing practice of ADLs (Activities of Daily Living).
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Monday, November 7, 2022
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM