Vanderbilt trans-institutional team shows how next-gen wearable sensor algorithms powered by machine learning could be key to preventing injuries that sideline runners
Oct. 28, 2020—An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Karl Zelik explores how wearable sensor technology can monitor bone stress in runners, developing a new multi-sensor algorithm that could save runners from months of pain and recovery time.
Sep. 29, 2020—Zelik and team demonstrate how a clothing-like exoskeleton can reduce back muscle fatigue and provide needed physical relief to material handlers, medical professionals and frontline workers.
Jun. 18, 2020—Karl Zelik, assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering, discusses how wearable technology can help reduce injuries and assist workers at the frontline of COVID-19.
Jun. 29, 2019—Five proposals from School of Engineering faculty have been selected by the Office of the Provost for 2019 Discovery Grants, which advance new ideas and cutting-edge scholarship in the university’s core disciplines. “Discovery Grants serve as a key internal funding vehicle for fostering research that has the potential to improve lives and address society’s complex problems—a vital part...
Jun. 28, 2019—Eleven Vanderbilt faculty projects have been awarded 2019 Discovery Grants to advance new ideas and cutting-edge scholarship in core disciplines.
Jun. 19, 2019—Andrés Martínez strode briskly on the treadmill, staring straight ahead and counting backwards by seven from 898, a trick to keep his brain from anticipating the literal stumbling block heading his way: a compact 35 pounds of steel specifically designed to make him fall. Special goggles kept him from looking down. Arrows on an eye-level...
Mar. 22, 2019—Developed by Vanderbilt mechanical engineers, the device is believed to be the first ankle exoskeleton that could be worn under clothes without restricting motion. It does not require additional components such as batteries or actuators carried on the back or waist.
Jan. 17, 2019—Working with an orthopedic specialist who advises the NFL Players Association, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Karl Zelik discovered that sensors only measuring the impact of the foot hitting pavement tell users little about the forces on bones that lead to stress fractures.
Oct. 25, 2018—A serious injury inspired senior student-athlete Sara Tsai to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering and a future in helping others.
Aug. 9, 2018—Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Karl Zelik has been named an Emerging Leader by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville. Zelik received the distinction in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction category.
May. 7, 2018—As a high school student, Josh Fleck knew he wanted to research and develop robotic prosthetic devices. At Vanderbilt, the mechanical engineering major has spent the past three years in Assistant Professor Karl Zelik’s Biomechanics and Assistive Technology Lab immersing himself in research.
Oct. 27, 2017—Seven outstanding Ph.D.’s with diverse backgrounds and experiences have come to Vanderbilt to pursue postdoctoral training with an eye toward academic careers.