Pediatrics@Georgia Tech

Pediatrics@GT presents

Pediatric Tech Talk Webinar

Sponsored by The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center, Pediatrics@GT presents quarterly Tech Talks on a variety of topics related to pediatric medicine. Join us and listen to what experts have to say.


The Challenges of Designing Wearable Devices for Pediatric Rehabilitation



On Wednesday, November 17, Dr, Frank Hammond III and Pediatric Technology Center Chief Engineer Leanne West will discuss some of the considerations that mechanical engineers (roboticists) and clinicians must make when designing wearable rehab devices for children.

In this Tech Talk, Dr. Hammond will discuss robotics & healthcare and how he intersects the two. He will share his experience with robotic devices having morphological structures, actuation topologies, and sensing and control schemes that make them well-suited to operating alongside or in the place of humans in unstructured, dynamically varying environments. Adaptive robotic devices have several promising, clinically-relevant applications and have demonstrated the potential to improve standards of care and patient accessibility to treatments in areas such as teleoperative microsurgery and at-home physical therapy.

Dr. Frank L. Hammond III joined George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering in April 2015. Prior to this appointment, he was a postdoctoral research affiliate and instructor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT and a Ford postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He received his PhD in 2010 from Carnegie Mellon University.

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