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K Alex Shorter

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kenneth Alex Shorter researches how mechanics can monitor and improve the health and mobility of patients. An assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at U-M, Shorter conducts research in human movement biomechanics, assistive device design, bio-logging/comparative biomechanics, and soft tissue mechanics. Shorter earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked as a research engineer and postdoctoral investigator for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and was an assistant research scientist and research investigator for the University of Michigan’s Mechanical Engineering department. He has coauthored a strong record of peer-reviewed articles that have appeared in a wide range of publications.


Projects:

Understanding Cardiac Health through Innovative Wearable Sensing

Research Area(s)

Biomechanics | Other | Sensors and Wearables

Grants

  • Principal investigator of: Improving Attachments of Non-invasive Bio-logging tags on Cetaceans
  • Principal investigator of: Finalizing the DTAG: Implementation and testing of design improvements for reliability and availability.
  • Principal investigator of: Improving Attachments of Non-invasive Bio-logging tags on Cetaceans - Supplement