May 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Due to complexities and costs, children have limited access to high fidelity prosthetics. Using additive manufacturing and a novel approach for integrating artistic design into robotics, the Limbitless Solutions research group at the University of Central Florida is creating empowerment technology that not only allows for individual finger dexterity but also provides superhero expression. To advance training aims, custom simulation and video games have been created to provide engaging opportunities to master bionic function and support human computer interactions.
Dr. Albert Manero, President, Limbitless Solutions
Dr. Albert Manero is the President of Limbitless Solutions non-profit, a direct support organization for the University of Central Florida. Limbitless Solutions is an engineering innovation company that helps children in need through the design and delivery of 3-D printed bionic limbs. The team uses additive manufacturing (3D printing) to design artistic & personalized bionics that maximize expression and function, and donates each devices to families in need. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Central Florida. Albert was a Fulbright Scholar to Germany during his doctoral research,and completed the Mirzayan science policy fellowship with the National Academy of Engineering. His research looks to advance accessibility to bionics while leading their mixed learning laboratory for interdisciplinary student research at UCF.