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06-08-2016

Clarkson University Student Design Project Selected as a Finalist at International Conference

A paper detailing a biomedical engineering capstone design project from Clarkson University was selected as a finalist and presented at the 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society's inaugural International Student Conference in Ottawa, this spring.

IEEE EMBThe work for the paper, "Redesigning a Recycling Process to Provide Secure Supported Employment for Those with Disability," was performed in conjunction with the St. Lawrence NYSARC beverage recycling center in Massena, N.Y.

Clarkson chemical engineering graduate John Rockwood '16 of Westford, Mass., presented the design on behalf of the other team members: chemical engineering graduate Madison Lyndaker '16 of Lowville, N.Y., chemical engineering graduate Victoria Kirkemo '16 of Englewood, Colo., and computer engineering graduate Schayne Bellrose '16 of Milton, Vt. In addition to presenting a six-minute slide presentation in the judged competition, Rockwood used a fully functional demonstration unit that the team built to illustrate their design.

The design team’s mentor, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Charles J. Robinson of Norfolk, N.Y., also attended the conference. He is the director of Clarkson’s Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology, the Herman L Schulman Endowed Chair, and a past president of the 9,000-member international IEEE EMB Society.

Electrical & computer engineering Ph.D. student Natalie Canino and mechanical engineering Ph.D. student Joel Canino, both of Potsdam, N.Y., each presented in the conference's scientific paper sessions.

The paper by Natalie Canino and Robinson was titled "Simultaneous Accelerometer Measurements of Arterial Activity During Benign Ventricular Ectopy," and the paper by Joel Canino and Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Kevin Fite was titled "Haptic Feedback in Lower-Limb Prosthesis."

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: A Clarkson University student design project was selected as a finalist at the 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society's inaugural International Student Conference. Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Charles J. Robinson, left, and chemical engineering graduate John Rockwood '16 represented the design team at the conference.

[Photographs for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/ieee-emb-2016.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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