Undergraduate students like University of North Carolina senior Jackson Richards work within the Applied Biomechanics Laboratory to investigate balance impairment and fall risks in adults due to aging and neurological disease or injury.
In outer space, body fluid doesn’t circulate the way it does on Earth. Instead, it may be rushing to the head and causing all sorts of issues, including impairing astronauts’ vision during and after their missions. A Carolina senior and recent graduate are now trying to figure out why.
A senior biomedical engineering student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill helped a seven-year-old boy born without fully formed fingers on his left hand by designing and developing a prosthetic hand for him using a 3-D printer.