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Conor Walsh

Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University.

Conor Walsh is the Paul A. Maeder Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the John A. Paulson Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and an Associate Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. He is the founder of the Harvard Biodesign Lab, which brings together researchers from the engineering, industrial design, apparel, clinical and business communities to develop new disruptive robotic technologies for augmenting and restoring human performance. This research includes new approaches to the design, manufacture and control of wearable robotic devices and characterizing their performance through biomechanical and physiological studies so as to further the scientific understanding of how humans interact with such machines. Example application areas include, enhancing the mobility of healthy individuals, restoring the mobility of patients with gait deficits, assisting those with upper extremity weakness to perform activities of daily living and preventing injuries of workers performing physically strenuous tasks.

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See also: Institute Wyss Institute - Research institute focused on developing bioinspired materials and devices

Conor Walsh News

Artificial robotic heart muscles keep pigs alive after heart attacks

WIRED - 18-Jan-2017

Existing mechanical pumps come with significant health risks including infections and causing blo...