Many amputees don't have the money or resources to receive a proper prosthesis. We're here to try to change that.

Many amputees don't have the money or resources to receive a proper prosthesis. We're here to try to change that.

 

The Prosthesis Design team is working to develop a more accessible lower-limb prosthesis in order to provide a more functional option to amputees. This device aims to serve the 98% of the amputee population who have limited access to an affordable and functional device. Everyone is entitled to participate in all activities of daily living without restrictions, and this device will help to improve the quality of life for a greater majority of the amputee population. 

 

Team Lead - Emil Johnson

Hey there, how’s she going aye? My name is Emil Johnson and I am a fourth year Biomedical / Mechanical Engineering student at Michigan Tech. I moved to Houghton four years ago with the bold  belief I told myself many others, “Because I like the snow”, and to also begin my academic career at Michigan Tech. Four years later and this belief is still holding true, but is a part of something much more, I now realize. It takes a special kind of person to live in the great white north, and I have been honored to meet so many of them. I have fallen in love with the culture of the U.P., the landscapes and everything in between. Outside of school, you can find me enjoying the weather no matter the temperature. In these past four years I’ve spent my free time attempting to utilize all of the U.P’s natural resources by mountain biking the harbor, rowing down the canal, and skiing in the miles of endless trails. The U.P. has challenged me mentally and physically, who knew I was U.P. for such a challenge. 

 Emil Johnson - Team Lead

Emil Johnson - Team Lead