• RESEARCH PROJECTS

    3D-Printed Orthotic Devices

    Prothesia and Tecnologico de Monterrey

    January 2019 - Present

    Software Tools for Medical Devices Design

    Prothesia and Harvard Medical School

    July 2019 - Present

    Computer Control for Powered Prosthesis

    MIT

    Summer 2018

    Worked on intrinsic control for a 1 DOF ankle prosthesis.

    Cubic spline transitions for a finite state machine running an impedance controller.

    Torque trajectory tracking with speed adaptation for level ground walking.

    Photo credit: Matthew Orr.

    Neuromuscular Modeling

    MIT

    Summer 2018

    Worked on neuromuscular modeling for bionic prosthesis controller design. Performing optimizations and physics-based simulations.

    ALICE Pediatric Exoskeleton

    INDI and Tec de Monterrey

    Summer 2017 - 2018

    Developed the first pediatric open-source robotic exoskeleton.

    It was made using 3D printing technology, common electronics and novel manufacturing processes.

    Hip and knee actuation.

    Accelerometer-based position control algorithm.

    Focused on being low-cost and easy to build.

    Check it out on Hackaday

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    CHIEF Exoskeleton

    INDI

    May 2016 - December 2016

    Lower-limb robotic exoskeleton focused on paraplegia patients.

    Accelerometer-based position control algorithm.

    Hip, knee, and ankle actuation.

    Presented in Cybathlon 2016.

     

    Biomechanics analysis with VICON

    Tec de Monterrey

    June 2016 - July 2016

    Biomechanics analysis using VICON motion capture system to determine kinematics and dynamics of upper and lower-limb joints. Used for exoskeleton design. Data collection and processing.

    Stroke and SCI clinical protocol

    Tec de Monterrey

    April 2016 - July 2016

    Clinical protocol with lower-limb robotic exoskeleton technology (H2, Spain) for stroke and spinal cord injury (SCI).

    Book chapter: Exoesqueletos Robóticos para Rehabilitación y Asistencia de Pacientes con Daño Neurológico .

     

    Neuroscience (BCI) research

    Univ. of Houston and Tec de Monterrey

    April 2016 - October 2017

    EEG study at non-laboratory environments focused on understanding brain signals during aesthetic experiences with machine learning algorithms. Publication Dataset

    Design of an EEG headset for concussion detection. 3D modeling and deep learning using convolutional neural networks (CNN) for signal decoding.

    BCI Mixed-Reality strategy game

    Univ. of Houston

    September 2017

    Developed a BCI mixed-reality collaborative strategy game. Users constrol a spherical robot (sphero) with EEG signals (P300 paradigm) while avoiding 3D obstacles.

    1st place IEEE Brain Hackathon at Valencia, Spain.

     

  • MORE PROJECTS

    Feeding Robot

    Univ. of Houston (Robotics)

    Fall 2017

    Robot to assist feeding tasks.

    UR3 Robot.

    Computer Vision + Matlab (TCP/IP).

    GitHub

    HMI System for robot training

    Tec de Monterrey (Sensors and Actuators)

    Spring 2017

    Human-Machine Interface System for industrial robot training.
    Back-end software: python and C.
    Hardware: Arduino and Myo (EMG).

     

    Robotic Glove

    HackMty (1st place)

    January 2016 - April 2016

    Robotic glove with flex sensors built from scratch that allows wireless (RF) control of a robotic hand.

    Improved with muscle sensors (EMG) and 3D printing.

    First place at HackMty 2016.

    Video

    GitHub

     

    ECG System

    Tec de Monterrey (Applied Electronics)

    Fall 2016

    Developed an analog circuit for ECG signal acquisition.

    Series-Elastic Actuated Mechanism

    Tec de Monterrey (Computer Control)

    Spring 2018

     

    Developed a 1 DOF ankle prosthesis with Series-Elastic Actuation for force detection and gait simulation.

    Document

    More videos:

    Force Response

    State Machine

    GitHub

    MASP: Microfluidics Analog Sensing Platform

    Tec de Monterrey (Embedded Systems)

    Spring 2018

    Developed an analog sensing platform for microfluidics research. It processes sensor data with FreeRTOS and transmits it via Bluetooth to a python application that plots the data.

    Image-based drone flight control

    Tec de Monterrey (Computer Vision)

    Spring 2018

    The computer performs image processing and classification to give flight commands to the drone. It also does path planning to avoid obstacles.

    GitHub

    Vision-based Robot Control

    Univ. of Houston (Robotics)

    Fall 2017

    Feedback control using a camera to track the centroid of different images.

  • EXPERIENCE

    Biomechatronics Group

    September 2019 - Present

    MIT Media Lab

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Lab Wesite

    Media Lab Website

    Prothesia

    January 2019 - Present

    Co-Founder

     

    Prothesia is developing the first digital fabrication laboratory for orthotic devices. By using 3D scanning, software alignment, and digital manufacturing, the company is delivering extreme adequate fitting,more affordable, and 100% personalized orthotic devices to children with cerebral palsy.

    Check out our website

     

    INDI Ingeniería y Diseño

    May 2018 - Present. Partner

    June 2016 - May 2018. Development Leader

    INDI is a human-machine interface studio working on technology for human experiences.

    Check out our website

     

    National Robotics Laboratory

    April 2016 - May 2019

    Tecnológico de Monterrey

    Undergraduate Research assistant

     

    Center for Extreme Bionics

    May 2018 - August 2018

    MIT Media Lab

    Summer Research Intern

    Laboratory for Non-Invasive Brain-Machine Interface Systems

    May 2016 - December 2017

    University of Houston

    Undergraduate Research assistant

     

  • EDUCATION

    MIT

    September 2019 - Present

    Program in Media Arts and Sciences

     

     

    University of Houston

    Fall 2017

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Courses: Robotics, Operating Systems, Senior Design Project, and Neuroscience Research.

     

     

    Tecnológico de Monterrey

    August 2014 - May 2019

    BS Digital Systems and Robotics Engineering

    -Courses: physics, math, differential equations, linear algebra, circuits, electronics, digital systems, computer architecture, microcontrollers, signal analysis, sensors and actuators, control theory, applied robotics, programming, operating systems, parallel computing, automatas.

    -Online: Machine Learning (Stanford), Underactuaded Robotics (MIT)

    -Co-creator of Robostarter robotics workshop

     

     

  • PRESS

    Computer Control for Powered Prostheses

    CONECTA - Tecnologico de Monterrey

    Brain-Computer Interfaces

    Tec Review

    Pediatric Powered Exoskeleton

    Hackaday

    Brain-Computer Interfaces

    IEEE Brain

    Brain-Computer Interfaces

    Houston Methodist

    Low-Cost Orthoses

    El Financiero by Bloomberg

    Low-Cost Orthoses

    Pioneer Blog

    Low-Cost Orthoses

    MIT D-Lab Blog

    Low-Cost Orthoses

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