Miniature Biological Robots Rashid Bashir, dean of The Grainger College of Engineering, has built a career pursuing disruptive research in the field of bioengineering. And, his research has great potential for impact on human health. In 2012, Rashid, along with other Illinois researchers, developed a miniature biological robot, or a bio-bot, using only hydrogel, heart [...]
Carle Illinois College of Medicine student recounts her experience on the winning team at the Health Mirror Make-a-thon.
PSYONIC There are 11.4 million people with hand amputations worldwide. 80 percent are in developing nations. Less than 3 percent have access to adequate, affordable prosthetic devices. These realities motivated Aadeel Akhtar to develop a bionic hand while he was working on his PhD in Neuroscience and MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the [...]
Dream it. A class assignment in the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois altered Arielle Rausin’s life trajectory. At her “Digital Making” class during her junior year, Arielle was tasked with creating a prototype of a useable product. Her professor cast the net of opportunity wide, and it was up to Arielle [...]