La Crosse, WI

Energy Management System for Prosthetic Limbs

We will design and fabricate an improved charging and use management system for an artificial lower leg. Our invention will have an energy harvesting module that converts kinetic energy produced during limb use into sustainable energy using electro mechanical technologies. The invention will use software to show the user how much energy there is in his/her artificial limb to do certain activities.

Recent Team Blogs

March 29, 2019
With spring sports in full swing we have to start our work nights later to allow many of our team members to get their practice in before we have our meeting. It makes for some long days and late nights but we continue to move forward as we near our target date for completion. Tonight we wanted...
March 11, 2019
We gave our prototype system its first full test which integrated all of our systems. The motor generation system using only one generator outputed the correct voltage to our storage system. It was then converted in our Buck Boost system where the voltage was then sent to the charge controller/...
February 20, 2019
On Thursday, February 7th, our InvenTeam had our Mid-Technical Grant Review. After working for weeks on a version of our prototype and testing machine, we were able to present the concept at this occasion. We began with a presentation where Paige Treakle and Thomas Kujak talked to the group about...
January 24, 2019
Caitlin Coffey, our sustainability lead, completed the SOLIDWORKS® course and earned her certificate. This certificate has proven Caitlin has learned the life cycle of products and how to lessen the environmental impacts a product has. She will continue to ensure our team will...
January 3, 2019
Things are progressing smoothly. We did our first test of the artificial limb tester and after a few wiring issues, everything ran smoothly. Our neutral wire was not connected properly to the capacitor circuit that drives the motor. The tester still needs to be modified to allow for more of a...
December 2, 2018
This week we worked on our testing equipment and app development. We began our first steps in assembling our tester by drilling holes and fitting boxes onto it. Later, we will attach our other electrical and mechanical components and begin testing. During our workday, we went over...
November 21, 2018
Logan High School Students Receive Invention Grant to Create an Energy Management System for Prosthetic Limbs Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Initiative Inspires a New Generation of Inventors La Crosse, WI October 24th — Logan High School was recently awarded a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam™...