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Aaron Young

Principal Investigator & Director of the EPIC Lab

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan (2014 - 2016)

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University (2014)

M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University (2014)

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University (2009)

Dr. Aaron Young is an Associate Professor in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Exoskeleton and Prosthetic Intelligent Controls (EPIC) Lab.  The EPIC Lab focuses on the design and improvement powered orthotic and prosthetic control systems for persons with stroke, neurological injury, or amputation. His previous experience includes a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan in the Human Neuromechanics Lab working with exoskeletons and powered orthoses to augment human performance. He has also worked on the control of upper and lower limb prostheses at the Center for Bionic Medicine (CBM) at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His master’s work at CBM focused on the use of pattern recognition systems using myoelectric (EMG) signals to control upper limb prostheses. His dissertation work at CBM focused on sensory fusion of mechanical and EMG signals to enable an intent recognition system for powered lower limb prostheses for use by persons with transfemoral amputation.