Dylan Wages

Major: 
Biomedical Engineering
Mentor: 
Dr. Vijay Vaidyanathan
Current Research Topic: 
Artificial Muscle In an Exoskeleton
Abstract: 
This project involves the use of new materials in an exoskeleton to improve the lives of two populations. We will be testing the feasibility of different materials to be used as external muscles to replace motors in an exoskeleton. We will test the tensile strength, heat capacity, speed of contraction, and length of contraction. If a single strand holds up to testing then we will test several at a time for the same purpose.