Work at Harvard Biodesign Lab
I am currently researching at the Harvard Biodesign Lab
I designed a soft robotic cardiac simulator to act as a test-bed for testing of cardiac medical devices. The simulator has embedded soft actuators that can replicate the 3d motion (specifically the left ventricular twist) of the heart. I also created a finite element model to guide the design of cardiac medical devices. Both models can be modified to simulate physiological and pathological motion.
Other projects (with manuscripts in review/in preparation) include an implantable soft robotic device for assisting the heart, and a catheter-based device for tissue defect closure
My previous work was at Trinity College Dublin where I worked on a kinematic model of the knee for aiding in the design and testing of a novel implantable device for osteoarthritis Link to thesis
During my undergraduate degree at the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at National University of Ireland Galway I designed an ex vivo vascular model that was used for evaluation of embolic protection devices at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16156309