Thesis - Human Bracing and Surgical Drilling


My master’s work at UBC involved investigating how human bracing may be used to improve surgical tasks like surgical drilling.

My thesis is publically available here

My Tasks

  • Brainstormed and tested various methods to apply bracing to arm
  • Developed numerical model to simulate human arm motion using Matlab
  • Used Solidworks to develop research apparatus
  • Wrote ethics application and received clearance for human behaviour study
  • Developed real-time visual feedback and data acquistion system using LabVIEW
  • Developed method to quantify drill plunge during simulated surgical drilling
  • Applied linear mixed model statistics using R
  • Drafted thesis using LaTeX
  • Date: 2007-2013