Healthcare Research, Informatics
Bayesian Methods, Computer Vision, Databases and Data management, Machine Learning, Networks

Albert Shih


Mechanical Engineering

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Integrative Systems and Design, College of Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Medical School and Research Professor, Institute of Gerontology, Medical School

My research is focused on the human biometric data (such as motion) to guide the design and manufacturing of assistive and proactive devices. Embedded and external sensors generate ample data which require scientific approaches to analyze and create knowledge. I have worked closely with the University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center in the design and manufacturing of custom assistive devices using 3D-printing and cyber-based design. The goal is to create a cyber-physical system that can acquire the data from scanning, sensors, human motion, user feedback, clinician diagnosis into quantitative health metrics and guidelines to improve the quality of care for people with needs.