School of Engineering- Biomedical Engineering
Research Project: Musculoskeletal modeling, simulations, and computational biomechanics, which involve using the AnyBody Modeling System.
Shaniel is a Master’s student in Biomedical Engineering, specializing in Biomechanics and Bioinformatics. She received her BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. Her research interests include musculoskeletal modeling and simulations, and computational biomechanics which involve using the AnyBody Modeling System developed by AnyBody Technology. She has previously worked on the design of a robotic leg exoskeleton and a rehabilitative device for sit-to-stand assistance for patients with lower extremity weakness. Presently, Shaniel’s research focuses on the use of modeling and simulation tools to develop and optimize designs of therapeutic devices to improve the physical rehabilitation of cerebral palsy patients. She is also involved in a research study to investigate the effects of plyometric training using non-invasive sensors on health, balance and motor control in adults with and without cerebral palsy. Aside from her studies, she enjoys playing piano, drawing, reading, and playing video games.