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2010-05-05 14:10:00

Students come through for Shriners with gait-analysis tool Walk this way and a camera-carrying robot will follow. That sounds simple until you get into the details. Fortunately, Steven Irby, an engineer in the Motion Analysis Lab at Shriners Hospital for Children in Houston, knew just where to look for someone who could handle those details. Irby turned to engineering students at Rice University who routinely tackle such challenges for their senior design projects. In this case, they're also...


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