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17 Jul

During our first meeting our president, Chad Coarsey and co-advisor Dr. Mirjana Pavlovic were present.

We went over the current news regarding our successes on the ERVI’s Ebola surrogate project, and the appointment of BMES member Douglas Holmes, as the Ebola Dry lab Coordinator.  If you are interested in working on the Ebola project, contact the BMES Microbiologist  Chad Coarsey. For interest the crucial and cutting edge dry-lab research contact Douglas Holmes.

Chad also mentioned the upcoming new project involving 3D printing fully functional, bionic gloves for diminished and amputated hands!  We are teaming up with Enabling the Future 501-3c non-profit foundation to give 3D-printed bionic gloves to children all around the world.  Perry and Chad have already created a bionic hand for our president and another boy!

During the meeting we discussed  project directions including:

  1. The use of a special camera platform to create precise visual models and transfer those to a 3D printer design to create more life like/symmetrical hand parts, and potentially other body parts, called bioprinting.
  2. The use of embedded sensory integration to establish biofeedback sensory for hot and cold and/or fine touch.
  3. Create enhancements for specific daily tasks that require specific physiological motion.

There will be further upcoming opportunities annouced for the future! Please email us if you are interested in learning more!

Stay tuned for announcement regarding our NEXT GENERAL MEETING (Aug 6, 2015 4:30 EE405) and other important information!

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