Optimization of a Robotic Prosthesis: PIP is designing a robotic prosthesis from the ground up, including motor design, gear design, and alignment optimization. The goal is to design a lightweight, durable prosthesis that contains a hand, wrist, and elbow.

Design of a Body-powered Knee: PIP is analyzing able-bodied gait to determine how the gait patterns of persons with an above-knee amputation can be more closely aligned to able-bodied gait. The intended design will store energy during phases of the gait in which energy is absorbed, and release that energy at other times to produce better gait