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.