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Robot-Driven Device Improves Crouch Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy

3.6 out of 1000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Their symptoms can include abnormal gait patterns such as crouch gait, characterized by excessive flexion of the hips, knees, or ankles. A pilot study led by Columbia...
24-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Revolutionize Brain-Computer Interfaces Using Silicon Electronics


Columbia Engineering Professor Ken Shepard, a pioneer in the development of electronics that interface with biological systems, is leading a team to invent an implanted brain-interface device that could transform the lives of people with...
7-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Biomedical Engineering Prof. Barclay Morrison Awarded $2 Million Grant to Study Concussion

Columbia Engineering Prof. Barclay Morrison has won a $2M grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to study the underlying mechanisms of concussion. His award is part of a $9.25M grant given to the lead organization, the University of...
15-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Oyster Shells Inspire New Method to Make Superstrong, Flexible Polymers


Columbia Engineers developed a technique inspired by the nacre of oyster shells, a composite material that has extraordinary mechanical properties, including great strength and resilience. By changing the crystallization speed of a polymer mixed...
5-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hotspots Show That Vegetation Alters Climate by Up to 30%


Nature Geoscience study analyzes global satellite observations, shows vegetation alters climate and weather patterns by as much as 30%. The researchers used a new approach and found feedbacks between the atmosphere and vegetation can be strong,...
25-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Freezing Lithium Batteries May Make Them Safer and Bendable


Columbia Engineering Professor Yuan Yang has developed a new method that could lead to lithium batteries that are safer, have longer battery life, and are bendable, providing new possibilities such as flexible smartphones. His new technique uses...
20-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Columbia Engineers Invent Method to Control Light Propagation in Waveguides


Columbia Engineering Professor Nanfang Yu has invented a method to control light propagating in confined pathways, or waveguides, with high efficiency by using nano-antennas. He built photonic integrated devices that had record-small footprints and...
14-Apr-2017 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Thinking Outside the Power Box: Matthias Preindl Takes Converters Virtual


Professor Matthias Preindl recently won an NSF CAREER grant to support his work reimagining how power converter technology operates. Inspired by virtualization that has become common in computer science, Preindl is designing virtual power converter...
13-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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