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Jade Myers

Adjunct Faculty

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Jade Myers

Adjunct Faculty

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Currently Teaching

SOIS-340
3 Credits
3D-technologies offer exciting potential to address the needs of individuals with amputations across the globe. Developing solutions to complex real-world problems requires the cooperative expertise of several disciplines. Students will get hands-on experience with 3D-printers, scanners and software, and discover strategies for applying their academic skills within an interdisciplinary environment. Person-centered design, medical device policy, mechanical properties of materials and life cycle analyses will be examined. Physiological challenges of fitting devices that interface with the body and the benefits and dangers of open-source designs will be explored. Critical thinking will be applied to determine what makes a prosthetic “better” or “worse” within complex environmental and cultural contexts. Psychological ramifications of limb loss and the meaning of wearing a prosthetic will be considered. At what point does it cease to be a device and begin to become a part of the individual?
SOIS-333
3 Credits
This course will expose students to approaching and working on wicked problems - unstructured, multidisciplinary issues lacking clear right or wrong answers. The course will introduce key skills for handling unstructured problems such as whole systems thinking, estimation and assumptions, valuation, and problem solving techniques, with the majority of the semester focused on a specific topic (wicked problem) and team case study. Students will work in teams to research and address one aspect or subset of the wicked problem at hand to join collectively with the results of all teams to form a more complete overall solution to the wicked problem.
BIME-340
3 Credits
3D-technologies offer exciting potential to address the needs of individuals with amputations across the globe. Developing solutions to complex real-world problems requires the cooperative expertise of several disciplines. Students will get hands-on experience with 3D-printers, scanners and software, and discover strategies for applying their academic skills within an interdisciplinary environment. Person-centered design, medical device policy, mechanical properties of materials and life cycle analyses will be examined. Physiological challenges of fitting devices that interface with the body and the benefits and dangers of open-source designs will be explored. Critical thinking will be applied to determine what makes a prosthetic “better” or “worse” within complex environmental and cultural contexts. Psychological ramifications of limb loss and wearing prosthetics will be considered. At what point does it cease to be a device and begin to become a part of the individual?
BIME-407
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the biodesign process used for innovating medical technologies. Student teams will apply a needs-based assessment strategy to identify opportunities in a biomedical related field such as assistive technologies and rehabilitation engineering. Incorporating CAD will culminate in a virtual medical device prototype. Concepts of intellectual property, regulatory considerations, and reimbursement and business models will be introduced.