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  Cockroaches Give Undergrads a Leg Up in Designing Biomechatronic Prostheses
 
Over the course of five lab sessions, undergraduate students in the Department of Bioengineering have created an "HCMI"- a human-cockroach machine interface that can translate an individual's own nerve signals into ones that can control a cockroach leg. The goal is to use this research to better understand the development of prosthetic devices.
 
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  Penn Researchers Work to Expand Access to Health Care Using Nanotechnology
 
In a project co-led by David Issadore, Assistant Professor in Bioengineering, an interdisciplinary team at Penn is using commercially available nanotechnology to develop a low-cost, handheld diagnostic device that can monitor HIV. Not only would this device increase access to high-quality treatment of HIV in developing countries and disadvantaged parts of the world, it would also lower the cost of health care in the United States.
 
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  Penn Senior Lucy Chai Awarded Churchill Scholarship
 
Lucy Chai, senior in the Departments of Bioengineering and Computer and Information Science, is the recipient of a Churchill Scholarship from the Winston Churchill Foundation. She is among 15 recipients of the honor, awarded annually to American students to fund a year of master's study in science, mathematics and engineering at the University of Cambridge's Churchill College.
 
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  Light Touch: Biomechatronics Students Strike a Balance in Designing Robotic Hands
 
In a lab experiment, Bioengineering seniors enrolled in LeAnn Dourte's Fall 2016 Biomechatronics class were tasked with a challenge to design and manufacture a grasping tool that could move an egg from one place to another without breaking it. The goal was to demonstrate dexterity comparable to that of a human hand.
 
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