Meet our Fellows: Paula Stemmle

Home University: FH Technikum Wien(University of Applied Sciences Vienna)
Host University: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Topic: Comparison of the performance of passive ankle, adaptive positioning and powered ankle prostheses

Over the next few months, I will be working at the Center for Bionic Medicine of the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago. My master thesis will be focusing on the evaluation of a hybrid leg prosthesis. More specifically, I will investigate the impact of powered knee and ankle devices on the biomechanics of human gait.

I am very much looking forward to an educational stay and a good time in the Windy City. Beyond that, I am very grateful for the unique opportunity to support and participate in prosthetic research as well as gaining more experience in this field.

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