During my first year at Tufts, I was selected to join a small team of engineers tasked with building a hardware prototype for a small startup at Tufts.


The prototype was of a smart knee brace that uses smart thread technology (which was developed at Tufts) to constantly sense and record the brace's position. The smart thread varies in resistance as it is stretched which allows us to calculate its stretch. We did this by measuring the current through the smart thread at a certain voltage and then we could get an estimate of the brace's angle after an initial calibration.

This was a great first experience with hardware prototyping at Tufts and working with my peers to build a proof of concept to meet certain goals and deadlines.


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