Development of a Realistic Finite-Element Model of the Lower Leg
Biomedical Engineering
Neurostimulation-based prosthesis and therapies are becoming increasingly widespread and thus there is a strong need for research and development in this area. Applications where electrical stimulation is used warrant the need for many decisions to be made regarding the size and placement of electrodes as well the stimulation algorithm (frequency, pulse width, and amplitude). The use of realistic computational models can provide important insight into the decision making process. In this project, magnetic resonance images are used to created 3D finite element models (FEMs) which can be used to run simulations that calculate the resulting voltage profile created by specific neurostimulation strategies and settings. The student will be responsible for the development of realistic 3D models of the lower leg. Additional "mini projects" may be given as well, based on the students desire to learn and availability.
Expectations
See project description.
Time commitment
5-8 hour(s) per week
Credentials
Intermediate proficiency of CAD using Autodesk Inventor. MATLAB and COMSOL knowledge is a bonus. Looking for someone who has an interest in Biomedical Engineering applications. Background in Engineering is preferred.
Positions available
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