Mechanical Assist Devices

By providing dynamic assistance to failing organs we hope to augment their function. We look to nature to inspire structural design of implantable devices and use active or passive materials with mechanical properties similar to that of native tissue in order to provide atraumatic augmentation of function.
 

Selected Publications

Roche ET, Horvath MA, Wamala I, Alazmani A,  Song SE, Whyte W, Machaidze Z, Vasilyev NV, Mooney DJ, Pigula FA, and Walsh CJ. Soft Robotic Sleeve Restores Heart Function. Science Translational Medicine 2017 http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/373/eaaf3925

Horvath MA, Varela CE, Dolan EB, Whyte W, Monahan DS, Payne CJ, Wamala IA, Vasilyev NV, Pigula FA, Mooney DJ, Walsh CJ, Duffy GP, Roche ET. Towards Alternative Approaches for Coupling of a Soft Robotic Sleeve to the Heart. Ann Biomed Eng, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10439-018-2046-2

Related Lab Members

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Therapy Delivery and Mechanical Assist

Graduate Student

PhD Candidate - Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Assist

Graduate Student

PhD candidate - Health Sciences & Technology Program

Mechanical Assist Devices

Graduate Student

PhD Candidate - Health Sciences & Technology 

Mechanical Assist Devices

Safety Officer

Graduate Student

Graduate Student - co-advised by Prof. Dava Newman

Mechanical Assist

 

 

 

Graduate Student

PhD candidate - Health Sciences & Technology

Mechanical Assist

Graduate Student

PhD Candidate - Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Assist Devices

Graduate Student

PhD Candidate - Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Assist Devices, Computational Modeling

 

Senior Research Associate

M.Eng Mechanical Engineering MIT/ETH Zurich

Mechanical Assist Devices